Evil is "Chocolate Sin" : My Chocolate-Cinnamon Cookies w/ Chocolate Chips

I know everyone has that feeling of being bad when they sink their teeth into some chocolatey goodness - and these cookies are no exception. Come to the Dark Side with my Chocolate Sin cookies...

Time to put your devil horns on and get in the kitchen! And trust me, if you make these for your special someone, you will be blissfully rewarded ;-)

Cara's Chocolate "Sin" Cookies:

- 2 and 1/4 cups Flour, sifted
- 1/2 cup Unsweetened Cocoa Powder, sifted
- 1 cup Brown Sugar, packed
- 3/4 Granulated Sugar
- 1 cup or 2 sticks Butter, softened
- 2 Eggs
- 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
- 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
- 1/2 teaspoon Salt
- 12 ounce package Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
- 1 teaspoon Cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon Cayenne Pepper

Preheat your oven to 375 degrees. Sift flour, cocoa powder, salt, and baking soda into a bowl ans set aside. Beat butter, brown sugar, granulated sugar until creamy and combined. Add eggs to butter mixture one at a time. Beat vanilla into butter mixture, and finally beat cinnamon into sugar mixture. When adding flour mixture into butter mixture, I prefer to stir it by hand, so I don't get powder everywhere with the egg beater. Add flour mixture by portions (I do it by three or four portions), until all the flour is combined. Let cookie dough chill in the refrigerator for at least 15 - 30 minutes.  Drop by rounded tablespoons onto a cookie sheet, and bake on the top oven rack for 9 minutes. I know it's an odd baking time, but this lets the center of the cookies stay slightly gooey for that extra decadent flavor. This recipe makes about 4 dozen, so there's plenty for all those little devils you know.

Cookie Baking Tips: Sometimes people neglect little details and end up with less than optimal cookies. So here's a few tips from the Cookie Queen, haha!

- ALWAYS make sure to bake cookies on the top oven rack. If you put the cookies too close to the burners at the bottom, you'll have cookies with burnt bottoms.
- Don't let the butter get to room temperature. If you let the butter get too warm, you're cookies will be flatter than paper when they hit the oven.
- For quick and easy clean up, line your cookie pans with foil, but make sure to put the shiny side down. The shiny side of the foil reflects more heat into the cookies, making them cook at a different rate, which changes the texture on your cookies a bit.

I hope those tricks of the trade help you out for baking the perfect cookie. Enjoy!

1 comment:

  1. These look amazing! I like the cinnamon twist. :) Parchment paper will also give you delicious cookies with perfect bottoms.