Sunday, January 19, 2014

Cayenne Chocolate Cookies


Did I pull my brakes to making cookies? Notably, I didn't because after making Nyonya Pineapple Tarts and Chinese Peanut Cookies, I was in full force. What a force for a fact. The force which keep motivating me, moreover, since my other half-half is travelling, I didn't have to cook our regular meals and time of course was fully in my hand. But the question returned again. Which cookies should I be making? And because I am more of a spicy queen compared to sweetie pie, I ventured to making Cayenne Chocolate Cookies for which I had to buy a box of cocoa powder and thank god for the stock of cayenne pepper. In fact the bottle of cayenne pepper, wonder why I bought in the first place few months ago, like shouting and calling for the outcome of these eggless chocolaty, spicy sweet melting-me, melting you in the heart and mouth Cayenne Chocolate Cookies.


Ingredients
100g cold butter 
40g sugar (add more if you like)
13g cocoa powder
20g rice flour
60g plain flour
1/2 tbsp cayenne pepper (more or less, or as you like)
1 tsp vanilla essence
A pinch of baking soda
1 tbsp flour (for dipping fork; keep aside for later use)
Method
Cream/beat butter, sugar and essence till light and fluffy.
Sift cocoa, rice flour and plain flour, soda and chili flakes.
Fold into butter mixture.
(Note: the dough will be sticky and its suppose to be like that)
Leave in fridge for about 1 hour.
Bring out and roll into small balls.
Place on baking tray, lined with baking paper.
Dip fork into flour and press over the rolled balls.
Bake for 20-25 minutes at 160C or till cookies are nice and brown.







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35 comments:

  1. chocolate and chilli are a combination in mexican food I've heard... this must have tasted different but yum for sure...

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  2. You're such a genius to come up with something like that. Would love to have some!

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  3. Goodness me! What fabulous looking cookies..LOVE the styling Nava. I simply love the combination of chocolate and chilli. For that matter, any spice with chocolate. You are becoming a baking genius:-)

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  4. it a very diff combo that knock ur taste buds off .love the chili flovred cookies

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  5. Mexican cooking has this awesome combo dishes, from sauces to sweets. Love your version.

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  6. Never heard of chilli flakes in cookies.. hmm.. but they do look good :)

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  7. I wonder how it taste with chilli?

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  8. Lovely combo dear, I gotta to try this soon, awesome...

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  9. Totally delicious, so you have taken up baking this year!

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  10. I never heard such combination. But very eager to taste the choco chilli combination.. its looks crunchy and yummy..

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  11. Wow! I did once try the choco and chili combo and quite liked it... You have done it so well Nava... they are perfectly baked

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  12. Scrumptious...I am sure my kids will love these, as they are chocolatyy....

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  13. with this combination,I feel like this is worth to try at home,I guess chocolate & chilli go together...

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  14. A must try :)
    I always love the combination of chocolate and chillies.

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  15. My kind of cookies no doubt :D

    Cheers
    CCU

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  16. cookies look wonderful and very innovative...

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  17. Wow i am really loving the combination of rice and plain flour :) will give it a try .. yumm

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  18. chili to chocolate!! What a twist Nava!! I am so tempted to try these cookies :)

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  19. I am seeing lots of chili chocolate combo ,,,
    Will try some thing ..

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  20. These cookies look delish.. Loved the combo of chocolate and chili.

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  21. I have heard about chilli chocolate and this combination in cookies is very interesting and love to pick one from the tin

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  22. Love the combo....... Looks inviting!

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  23. Love the photos, You are my inspiration for baking.
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  24. Wow Nava, cookies look so yummy, crisp and very tempting!! Love to have them all, without sharing :p

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  25. Sounds interesting combo cookies..delicious !!

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  26. that's brilliant to use chocolate chili to make cookies!
    but i supposed that would be extra "hot" for the body if too much intake! hahaha

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  27. I wish I could have one now with my coffee delicious also makes a great homemade gift for the holidays.

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  28. Such a different combi... looks perfect...n yum so much

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  29. These cookies have tempted me to comment again ..how cool they arev

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