Thursday, August 20, 2009

HAUTE CHOCOLAT...


haute
chocolat...
oooh, fancy...?
hot chocolate...
no, not Swiss Miss hot chocolate.

i talkin' muey caliente cayenne HOT...

well...not too hot but just the right amount to counter balance the sweetness of the chocolate and sugar.

this starts out with my good ol' go-to recipe for shortbread cookies i found from Smittenkitchen who adapted it from Dorie G.
from this recipe you can add just about anything...and i have and will continue to do so.
for the Chocolate Chocolate Cayenne cookies i added 2 Tsp cocoa powder, 3/4 c. mini chips and 3/4 tsp cayenne. you might want to start with 1/2 tsp because, as you know, you can always heat things up, but ya can't cool 'em down..
a trick i learned to keep the shape crisp is i add about 1 T. extra flour to the recipe and after cutting shapes i put them back in the fridge for about 10 min....then straight into the oven and bump up the temp about 20-30 degrees for the first 4-5 mins (but DON'T forget to lower it again).
i love these cookies #1 they are kinda fancy (haute, ha ha), and #2 people don't know what that little kick is at the end(if you don't tell)...they'll just ask for more.

3 comments:

Natalie said...

These cookies are haute I love adding a little spice to my chocolate too.

These shortbread cookies look fantastic, I have been searching for a good recipe.

Garlic Girl said...

Love the look of these. I may have to give these a try! Thanks for sharing!

Jules and Ruby said...

hi Garlic Girl...thanks for visiting...AND thanks for the cake!...i'll post soon

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