Mayan Cayenne Chocolate cookie recipe I promissed lonefrontranger months ago. →
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
3/4 cup vegetable shortening
1/2 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar, packed
1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
1 1/4 cups Valrhona cocoa powder
1 tbsp cinnamon
2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp pepper
1/8 or more to taste tsp cayenne pepper
1 cup unsweetened chocolate chips (85% or better cocoa)
Preheat oven to 350ºF (180ºC). Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
Combine sugar and cinnamon for topping.
Beat shortening, butter and white and brown sugars. Add eggs, one at a time. Add next 6 ingredients and mix until evenly mixed. Stir in chocolate chips.
Use a melon baller to make small balls and then roll them in the topping. Place them on the cookie sheets, about 2 inches apart (they really expand).
Bake 8-10 minutes. They should still be soft in centre. Let cool 5 minutes then remove to a wire rack.
Makes a very savory sweet.