Recipes: Double Chocolate Chip Chilli Cookies
1/4 cup cocoa powder
3/4 cup brown sugar
250 grams softened butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup caster sugar
2 cups plain flour
1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
400 grams dark chocolate (chopped)
Dried chillies (heat & quantity according to taste)
1/4 cup water
3 fresh red birds-eye chillies, finely chopped
First, make the candied chillies. Stir 1/4 cup sugar and 1/4 cup water in small saucepan over heat until sugar dissolves. Add chillies, boil for 2 minutes, cool and strain, discard syrup.
To make the cookies, preheat the oven to 180C. Cover some oven trays with baking paper. Beat the butter, vanilla, remaining sugars and egg in a bowl until they are light and fluffy. Add the sifted flour, cocoa, bicarbonated soda, chilli and chocolate.
Roll dough into balls and place well spaced on the oven trays, allowing for expansion. Bake 10-15 minutes each batch, leave to cool on trays.
This recipe makes up to 50 cookies. Enjoy!
Sunday 1st of July 2012