Chocolate Cookies to Die For
Freshly ground black pepper
pn Cayenne pepper (1/16 tsp) 2 Eggs; room temperature 3/4 c Sugar 2 ts Vanilla 1 c Chocolate chips Parchment paper; for lining -cookie sheets with
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper. Combine the currants and Kahlua in saucepan; warm over low heat.
Combine the unsweetened and bittersweet chocolates and the butter in a saucepan and melt over low heat, stirring frequently. Set aside to cool.
Combine the flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, cracked pepper and cayenne in a small bowl; stir to blend.
Beat the eggs and sugar until pale and thick, about 5 minutes.
Add the vanilla and melted chocolate, stir to combine. Fold in the flour mixture. Gently stir in the currants, any remaining Kahlua and the chocolate chips. (The dough will be loose.) Drop by spoonfuls onto lined cookies sheets.
Bake 8-10 minutes, until the tops are shiny and the cookies slightly puffy. Let cool 5 minutes before transferring to racks to cool completely.
Yields about 18 cookies. Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 3/22/95. Shared by Judi M. Phelps.
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