You heard me. Heat. It. Up.
I’ll admit I am not a huge fan of spicy things, it’s taken me forever to finally come around. I didn’t try Tabasco until last year.
I love chocolate chip cookies.
The hus likes spice.
For Valentine’s day I surprised the man and whipped up Spicy Chocolate Chunk Cookies, courtesy of Tabasco. You may have seen my tweet about making some fiery chocolate chip cookies a few weeks ago, and I think it’s time I let you in on the secret.
Before you gag or get grossed out, trust me, this recipe is amazeballs. The cookies have a tiny hint of heat at the end of your bite. Enough where you raise an eyebrow but not overpowering. I have only whipped up my own cookie dough a handful of times, but this recipe is easy. Easy, different, come on try it!
2/3 cup butter or margarine, at room temperature
2/3 cup sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons Original TABASCO® brand Pepper Sauce
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 3/4 cups flour
1 cup chocolate chunks
1/2 cup coarsely chopped walnuts
Preheat oven to 350°F.
With electric mixer at medium speed, beat butter, sugar, brown sugar, egg, TABASCO® Sauce and vanilla in large bowl until light and fluffy. Reduce speed to low; add flour. Beat until blended. Stir in chocolate chunks and walnuts.
Drop tablespoonfuls of dough 2 inches apart onto greased cookie sheets. Bake about 15 minutes or until cookies are lightly browned. Cool on cookie sheets 5 minutes on wire racks. Remove cookies from cookie sheets to wire racks to cool completely.
Makes about 2 1/2 dozen cookies.
Would you be up for trying this spicy cookie? What’s a weird ingredient you’ve used in baking?