Ingredients & Directions

Prep Time: 40 Minutes
Chill:4 Hours
Bake: 8 Minutes per batch
Oven: 375º F

½ cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1½ tsp. baking powder
½ tsp. ground red chile
½ tsp. finely ground black pepper
½ tsp. ground ginger
½ tsp. ground cinnamon
¼ tsp. ground red pepper (cayenne)
1 egg
1 Tbsp. milk
2 cups all-purpose flour
Medium-grind black pepper
10 oz. bittersweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
1 Tbsp Shortening

In a mixing bowl beat butter with electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add sugar, baking powder, ground red chile, the ½ teaspoon finely ground black pepper, ginger, cloves, cinnamon, and red pepper (cayenne.) Beat until combined, scraping sides of bowl. Beat in egg and milk until combined. Beat as much flour as you can. Stir in remaining flour. If necessary, knead dough slightly to blend. Shape dough into a ball. Divide dough in half. Shape each half into 6½-inch long roll. Wrap in plastic wrap or waxed paper, chill for 4 to 24 hours.

Recipe Provided by Better Homes and Gardens