Chocolate Cookies with a Kick

This year, for the holidays, I made only one batch of sugar cookies.  Instead of using the traditional recipe, I made a few modifications which included adding cocoa, ground cinnamon, ground chipotle, and ground cayenne to the batter.  These cookies had a sweet and spicy flavor that made them interesting and satisfying without overindulging.

Chocolate Spice Sugar Cookies

1 c. softened butter

3/4 c. confectioners sugar

1 egg yolk

2 tsp vanilla extract

2 1/4 c. flour

1/4 c. cocoa powder

1 tsp. cinnamon

1/8 tsp. ground cayenne

1/8 tsp. ground chipotle


1-Preheat oven to  375 degrees.

2-Mix butter and sugar, then beat in egg yolk and vanilla.  Sift together dry ingredients, then combine with the wet ingredients to form dough.

3-Use a cookie scoop, or form into 1 tbsp. size balls, flatten slightly, and bake for 13-15 minutes.

*Optional:  The recipe for the glaze on these cookies, as shown, can be found on a previous blog post titled Holiday Sweets.


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