Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Recipe: Cocoa-Pepper Waffle Cookies

Cocoa-Pepper Waffle Cookies
Food and Wine Magazine, Feb 2012, p. 74
3.5 stars

Cookies these are not.  They're not sweet enough to be called cookies;  however, these would be a fun breakfast/brunch item -- I mean, they're chocolate waffles!

I was going through all of the dessert recipes I've torn out of magazines over the years, looking for an easy cookie or cake recipe to make on Sunday.  I came across this no bake recipe.  (You use a waffle iron!)  We had all the ingredients except for buttermilk which we procured.

Ingredients include:  stick of unsalted butter, light brown sugar, 1 egg, 1 egg white, vanilla extract, flour, unsweetened Dutch-process cocoa powder, baking soda, ground pepper, buttermilk, Confectioners' sugar

Basically, you mix up a bunch of the ingredients and put them in the waffle iron for about 3 minutes and voila -- waffles (not cookies).

Note:  I didn't mix the pepper into the batter.  As you can see from the photo above, we created a sundae using the waffles.  We had black pepper ice cream in the fridge from the past week which imparted the pepper flavor.  So, in the end, we made the waffles dusted with powdered sugar, topped with black pepper ice cream and drizzled with chocolate ganache (which we made to increase the sweetness of the dish).

I'd make the waffles again . . . but for breakfast or brunch next time.

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