Pili Pili Spicy Chocolate Cookies

Makes 48 cookies

Ingredients:

1 3/4 cups white sugar, divided

1 cup softened unsalted butter

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/2 teaspoon sea salt

2 large eggs

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

1 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon, divided

4 teaspoon Thirteen Social Enterprise Pili Pili spice blend * See note below

2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour

1 cup semisweet dark chocolate chips


Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.  Line 4 baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Using a stand mixer on medium speed, cream together butter and 1 1/2 cups sugar until fluffy (about 5 minutes scraping down sides of bowl part way through).  Add in the vanilla extract and eggs and mix on low speed until well blended. 
  3. In a separate bowl, combine baking soda, cocoa powder, 1 teaspoon of cinnamon, pili pili spice blend and flour.  On low speed, gradually add in to the butter mixture until well blended. Stir the chocolate chips into the dough.
  4.  In a small bowl combine ¼ cup sugar and ½ teaspoon cinnamon.  Roll tablespoons of dough into balls and roll balls into the sugar-cinnamon mixture.  Place the cookie balls on the prepared baking sheets.  
  5. Bake in a preheated oven until centres are set and edges crack slightly – about 10-12 minutes.  Cool on baking sheets for five minutes and then remove to cooling racks. 

Note: If you prefer a slightly less spicy cookie you can add in 3 teaspoons of the Pili Pili Spice Blend.  

 


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