When I was growing up, my Mom and I would be cooking or baking, and without much warning, we’d jab spoons of (insert whatever we were making) and say, “Try this!” Sometimes we paused to ask what it was, and sometimes we just went ahead and opened our mouths.
- Fast forward to how this has affected my daily life as a married person.
- Jenny, unbeknownst to Collin, enters marriage thinking this kind of behavior is completely normal. Jenny makes
- And so I learned to tell Collin what I was trying to shove toward him before catching him off guard. This was especially important for these cookies because when I think of dessert, “spicy” is the last adjective that comes to mind. Throw anything else at me- salty, sweet, gooey, caramelly, chocolatey, whatever… but “spicy” is not where my mind goes.
- However, it’s exactly what these cookies here are aiming for. And I definitely gave Collin a heads up before I let him try some.
- “They have chili powder in them. And some cinnamon. They’re kind of spicy.” I said.
I expected him to look at me like I was crazy, but he didn’t. He tried the cookie dough and said, “They’re good. Different, but really good.”
- So that’s what we have here: some spicy chocolate cookies inspired by Pinterest and Starbucks’ Chile Mocha. Also a college-years fetish with making Mexican chocolate cheesecake. Sprinkle them with cinnamon for an extra level of flavor, and enjoy with hot cocoa, milk, or coffee; whatever you do- make sure you’re ready for the kick of spice!