Spicy Chocolate Cookies
Serves: About 5 Dozen
  • ½ cup (1 stick) margarine, melted
  • 4 Tbs. vegetable shortening, melted
  • ⅔ cup cocoa powder
  • ¾ cup plus ⅓ cup granulated sugar
  • ¾ cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1½ tsp. baking soda
  • ¼ tsp. cayenne pepper
  • ¼ tsp. cinnamon
  • ¾ tsp. salt
  • ¾ cup semisweet chocolate chips
  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. Measure the cocoa powder and place into the bowl of an electric stand mixer.
  3. Melt the margarine and shortening and carefully pour into the cocoa powder.
  4. Using a paddle attachment with the mixer on low, mix the cocoa, margarine, and shortening until smooth.
  5. Add in ¾ cups of each granulated and brown sugars.
  6. Mix on low until incorporated.
  7. Add in the eggs and vanilla.
  8. Once the mixture is smooth, add in the flour, baking soda, cayenne pepper, cinnamon, and salt. Mix well.
  9. Stir in the chocolate chips.
  10. Form the dough into 1 inch balls and roll in the ⅓ cup sugar.
  11. Place the cookies on a parchment lined baking sheet and bake for 8-10 minutes until the tops are cracked. They will be soft, don't overbake!
  12. Let the cookies cool completely before transferring to a cooling rack or the cookies will break.
Recipe by Lil' Miss Cakes at https://lilmisscakes.com/2011/spicy-chocolate-cookies