Monthly Archives: July 2011

Black Pepper Cookies

A recipe for an unusual chocolate cookie with black pepper.

Source:  I got the recipe from my sister, Emily Roper, who claims she got it from “who knows?”.

Yield: almost 2 dozen

Just last night I told my husband that I had had too much chocolate.  My recent baking adventures have included the Chocolate Hello Dolly Cookies, the Triple Chocolate Chunk Cookies, and a Chocolate Sour Cream Pound Cake.  I’m all chocolated-out.  My husband raised his eyebrows in surprise.  I’ve never in my life felt like I was tired of chocolate.  No one could have seen it coming.

It turns out, I’m a liar.  Not on purpose, or anything, though.  Today when my sister sent me the recipe for these Chocolate Black Pepper cookies, I was intrigued.  I mean, black pepper in a cookie, I HAD to try it, right?  I looked through the ingredients and realized I had everything I needed to make them.  (Sort of.  More on that later.)  And, even though I knew it involved chocolate, a lot of chocolate, I forged ahead.

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Hello Dolly Cookies

A chocolate cookie topped with chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, walnuts, and coconut.

Source: Me, myself, and I.

Yield: 4-5 dozen

I’ve been wanting to try this cookie for a while now, but summer is flying by and I’m having trouble finding time to bake.  This morning, when I realized I had nothing else specific planned, I figured I had better hurry and go for it before I lose another day!

I have this recipe book of cakes, bars, muffins and such made from cake mixes and brownie mixes.  Most of them are chocolate, so you can see why it appeals to me!  One of my favorites from that book is a Hello Dolly bar.  It uses a cake mix to make a chocolate crust, then is topped with chocolate and butterscotch chips, walnuts and coconut, and drizzled with sweetened condensed milk.  It’s enough sugar to put you in a diabetic coma, but you would die happy!

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