Ever since I made Fiery Peanut Butter Cookies with Peanut Butter & Company’s The Heat Is On, I’ve wanted to experiment more with spicy desserts.
Thanks to my minor addiction with Vosges Haut-chocolat, I can’t get enough of sweets with savory spices. So for Halloween I thought I’d try out a new version of cookies. I figure if nothing else you can trick a few people into trying them.
Despite the initial response you might get to the name, I promise after one bite they will want another. The warm heat, rich dark chocolate, nuttiness and curry turn out to be some pretty amazing partners in a cookie.
Spicy Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies with Curry Glaze
½ cup Demerara sugar
½ cup mascavo sugar
½ cup unsalted butter, softened
1/3 cup PB & Co The Heat Is On
1 ¾ cups white whole wheat flour
2 tbsp cocoa powder
¾ tsp baking soda
½ tsp baking powder
¼ tsp salt
½ cup dark chocolate chips
1 cup confectioner’s sugar
2 tbsp meringue powder
½ tsp curry powder
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. In a mixing bowl, blend the sugars and butter until light and fluffy. (Note: white and brown sugar will substitute for the sugars listed). Add the peanut butter and continue to mix until well incorporated. Blend in the egg.
In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Gradually add dry mixture to peanut butter mixture and blend just until combined. Stir in the chocolate chips.
Roll into balls about ¾ inch in diameter. Flatten slightly with your hand. They will not spread much during baking. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until cookies are firm in the center. Cool on a wire rack and allow to cool completely.
In a small bowl, combine the confectioner’s sugar, meringue powder and curry. Stir well to combine. A slightly runny, frosting will result. Take cooled cookies one by one and dip the tops into the glaze. Place on a cooling rack that has been set over a baking sheet to allow excess to drip on the sheet. Use a spatula to spread glaze if necessary.
Allow to sit untouched for about 15 – 20 minutes for glaze to harden. Makes about 18 cookies.