Black Pepper Chocolate Cookies
For this recipe you will need:
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
Preheat the oven to 375°.
Sift together the baking powder, salt, flour and cocoa, and set these ingredients aside. In another bowl, mix together the butter, spices and vanilla. Blend in the sugar and beat in the egg. Gradually stir the flour mixture into the butter mixture.
Shape the dough into 1-inch balls. Place them 1 1/2 inches apart on greased cookie sheets. Flatten each ball to 1/4-inch thickness. Bake for 12 minutes, then cool on a rack, and frost if desired.
This recipe will make 3 dozen cookies.