I don't think I have posted a recipe in a while and to be truthful, I haven't been doing much baking at all anyway. Too hot most of the time really. It's a pleasant 30 degrees C here today so the oven went on to make some chocolate biscuits/cookies with a twist... cayenne pepper to spice them up just a little bit.
Spicy Chocolate Chip biscuits
115 grams butter, softened
60 grams brown sugar
125 grams self raising flour
15 grams cocoa
1/4 teaspoon each cayenne, ground ginger and ground cinnamon
90 grams chocolate chips.
Preheat oven to 180 deg C
Cream butter and sugar together
Stir in flour, spices, flour and chocolate chips until well combined.
Roll heaped teaspoons of mixture into a ball, place on lined tray and flatten slightly.
Bake for 20 minutes
Remove tray from oven and allow biscuits to cool.
Makes approximately 24.
If you have a favoured chocolate chip biscuit recipe then I think you could use that and just add the spices and cocoa (and perhaps a little milk to balance out the added dry ingredients).
The amount of cayenne only gives a hint of heat and I haven't had any complaints about them yet (except that I haven't made enough). They are apparently quite nice with a glass of cold milk if you're that way inclined.
The only drawback, cayenne pepper makes me sneeze no matter how careful I am.