Monday, August 2, 2010

Mad Scientist Cookies: Kalamata Cocoa Paprika

What do you make when you're invited to a mad scientist party? Well that is a tough question. I settled on one thing and then at the last minute went in a totally different direction that you might find surprising.

While you might say a cookie is a cookie is a cookie, you can't say that when it's got some new and surprising elements. May I present to you my Kalamata Cocoa Paprika Cookies. Go crazy!

For the cookies you will need:

2 c whole wheat pastry flour
1/8 c cocoa powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
2 tsp smoked paprika
1 1/2 sticks butter, softened
1/2 c dark brown sugar
1 large egg
1 c kalamata olives, drained and chopped

Whisk together flour, cocoa poder and baking soda. Set aside. Use a bowl and a wooden spoon, toss in butter, sugar and paprika and mix it all together. Add the dry ingrediants and mix. Add the egg, mix until you can't see any more flour.

Set the dough aside for a 1/2 hour. Line baking sheets. Preheat oven to 325 F. Using a regular teaspoon, measure out the dough, roll, press down and place on the baking sheets.

Bake about to 5-6 minutes. Turn off oven and let sit 3 minutes before removing from oven to cool.

You can serve these alone or with some fresh ricotta!

Oh and look at how gorgeous all these woman are! Thanks to Tracy Lee for the picture!

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