Posted: Apr 29, 2008 12:13 pm
i just messed with the standard peanut butter cookie recipe and came up with a hot chili peanut butter cookie.
simply added a teaspoon of chili powder (from the India spice store - its not the darker red chilis of the Southwest - but a more curry colored chili) to the dough (i only made 1/2 a recipe - 18 cookies)
then, rolled the dough balls into a mix of sugar, chili powder and cinnamon (4:1 sugar to chili, and the cinnamon was 1/2 the measure of chili powder) and then made the criss-cross pattern on top and then sprinkled more of the sugar/chili/cinnamon mix
there's a LOT of heat in this cookie. it doesn't attack you - but there is a slow heat gain... i have a feeling it may be too spicy for the average person, but i'm loving this
also - i thought making a sandwich cookie with the spicy dark ganache i made the other night might be good.... i spread a little of the ganache on a peanut butter cookie and immediately, the cream/creaminess of the ganache was calming the cookie fire - and i do think the two (spicy ganache and spicy cookie) work well together.
thoughts? opinions? who would eat a super spicy cookie? i think they'd be a really nice foil for vanilla ice cream