Thursday, December 18, 2014

Chocolate Crackled Cookies

Chocolate Crackled Cookies

Spicy, sweet, and just down right YUMMY!

12 oz semi-sweet baking chocolate, divided
3/4 c flour
2 tsp Roasted Saigon Cinnamon (McCormick)
1 tsp Ancho Chile Pepper (I used Mc Cormick's Chipotle Chile Pepper because that's what I had on hand)
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 c (1/2 stick) butter, softened
1/2 c granulated sugar
1/4 c firmly packed brown sugar (I used light brown)
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
2 tsp good pure Vanilla Extract

MELT 8 oz of the chocolate in a bowl over boiling water & set aside.
COARSELY CHOP remaining 4 oz chocolate.
MIX flour, roasted cinnamon, chile pepper, baking powder & salt in a small bowl.
BEAT butter & sugar in a large bowl with electric mixer until light & fluffy.
ADD eggs & vanilla & mix well.
ADD melted chocolate & beat until well blended.
GRADUALLY BEAT IN flour mixture (low speed) until well mixed.
STIR IN chopped chocolate.
DROP dough by rounded tablespoons 1 1/2" apart on parchment paper-lined baking sheets.
BAKE in preheated 375 degree oven about 10 minutes or just until cookies are set AND  slightly
cracked on top.
TRANSFER carefully to wire rack & cool completely. 
(Makes about 2 - 3 doz depending on size of cookie)

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