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Name:Mayan Mystery Cookies Contributor:Debb Kopp
Description:Mayan Mystery Cookies Posted:2005-11-25
Key words:cayenne, chocolate Category:Desserts
ID:688 Updated:2006-04-02 12:31:30
Ingredients:3/4 c (1-1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature
3/4 c sugar
1-1/2 c all-purpose flour
1-1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp finely (and freshly) ground black pepper
1/4 tsp ground allspice
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
3/4 c cocoa
1 large egg
1-1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
Semi-sweet chocolate morsels
Sugar for rolling (I used baker's sugar here)
Preparation:Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Cream butter and sugar together.

Sift flour, baking powder, salt and spices in a medium bowl; add to butter mixture.

Add egg and vanilla and mix until batter is uniform.

Chill dough for at least 1 hour.

Using your hands, roll dough into balls about the width of a quarter (15/16"). Tuck 5 chocolate morsels into the center of each one.

Put some sugar on a plate or in a small bowl and roll the balls in the sugar to cover lightly.

Line cookie sheets with parchment paper and place the balls on the sheets.

Bake for 8 mins, being careful not to overbake; the cookies should be delicate and soft in the center. Let cool on the cookie sheet.

Store cookies in an air-tight container, separating the layers with waxed paper.
Notes:I found these to be a bit too labor-intensive for my taste; I like my cooking/baking things to be sorta on the easy side. Also, I found the first batch to be too dry. The next batch baked at 325 was better, but *if* I ever make these again, I would be tempted to try 300 degrees.

Makes about 60 cookies.

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