Kayla is a self-taught home cook and baker. Growing up with her grandparents, she would spend hours in front of the TV watching the Food Network. She and her grandmother would mold play-dough into different fruits and vegetables while watching cooking shows and have contests to see who made the most realistic dish. Eventually, Kayla moved on from play-dough and began to work with real food. On her blog, enrootkitchen.com, you’ll find recipes made from scratch for the home cook and baker ranging from all skill levels! She also showcases these dishes on her Instagram: @enrootkitchen.
a little bit about the recipe
If you're looking for a new dessert recipe to impress your sweetheart with on Valentine's Day, these spicy chocolate cookies will certainly do the job! They're sweet, spicy, and a total crowd pleaser.
TIME (ACTIVE) | 10 M
TIME (INACTIVE) | 10 M
TOTAL | 20 M
| 18 cookies
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugars together. Then, add in the fresh vanilla bean and egg - mix until fully incorporated.
Add the cacao powder, cinnamon, cayenne, espresso powder and mix well.
Fold in the flour, baking soda, and cornstarch with a rubber spatula until just combined.
Scoop out a TBSP of cookie dough and form into balls. Place onto the prepared baking sheet about 1 inch apart and bake for 10 minutes.
Allow the spicy chocolate cookies to cool on the baking sheet for 10 minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.
*While the cookies are cooling, melt some chocolate in a microwave safe bowl. Once melted, add in a bit more cayenne and mix together. Drizzle over cookies then top off with rose petals and cacao nibs - enjoy!
Dried rose petals have a full sweet-scented aroma. Simple syrup or other infusions with these rose petals will yield a delicate fruity taste and a heady floral bouquet; an aromatic addition to every thing from baked confections to boozy beverages.