Galganov's Recipe for the
Let's go make some fantastic HOT, Chocolate-Oatmeai Cookies!
The Background Story
The HOT, Chocolate-Oatmeal Cookie was inspired by a trend toward adding intense spice to chocolate confection. This cookie really is an adult cookie - children do not, typically, enjoy this particular treat.
This cookie, while intensly chocolate, is not particularly sweet. It features a slight, sharp undertone from the addition of cayenne pepper.
As with all cookies we recipe, this is a butter cookie. It is, additionally, a high fiber cookie made with part whole wheat flour, part white flour and an abundance of large-flake oatmeal. You may choose to substitute out the butter - using shortening instead. We, however, prefer the natural (butter) fat.
If after making this recipe you wish to try increasing a spice we recommend doing so very carefully. In the course of development we tried it with less and with more spices. We found this to be the most palatable balance ... as did our testers - people to whom we gave samples of different preparations for comparison.