The overload of chocolate and deliciousness in these cookies don’t just ease those naggy PMS symptoms, they also make you more tolerable to the other members of your household. Nothing takes away the sting of a, “GOD, you are so ANNOYING!” like a, “Would you like the best cookie you’ve ever had?”
So, for the love of everyone, let’s get on with the recipe. It’s an adaptation of a recipe I found on All Recipes…thanks Kathy!
To make 24 of these heavenly morsels you’ll need:
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 3/4 cup white sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/3 cup cocoa powder
- 3/8 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper depending on how much you like pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Place parchment paper on cookie sheets. If you don’t have parchment paper, GO BUY SOME because it is nothing short of awesome.
- Place flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, salt, pepper and cayenne in a bowl, and whisk it until it’s mixed well.
- Beat the butter and sugar together until it is light and fluffy. Beat in egg and then the vanilla.
- Slowly beat the dry ingredients into your sugar mixture, just until the flour is combined.
- Stir in the chocolate chips. Make sure you test a handful first, just to make sure they’re still good.
- Place rounded teaspoons of the batter on your parchment paper with about 1-1/2 inches between each drop.
- Bake for about 9 minutes, and lick the bowl while you wait.
- After removing the cookies from the oven, let them sit on the baking sheet for about 8 minutes before letting them cool completely on a rack.
- Eat up!
They’re super chocolately and a little spicy – just like your attitude. Seriously though, the cayenne really brings out the chocolate. Also, my kids eat them with the full 1/4 tsp of black pepper and all of the cayenne, and Ruby said, “It makes my throat feel kind of funny, but I LOVE IT!”
And now, a montage of the life of a PMS cookie, from it’s early dough stages to it’s untimely death.