What kicks these cookies up a notch is the cayenne pepper and cinnamon. I used just a hint of both, and while they don’t take center stage, they add incredible depth of flavor. Upon your first bite, you may not know that these cookies have some extra spice, but you will know it’s no ordinary chocolate cookie.
And of course, what good cup of hot chocolate doesn’t have a few marshmallows. On my first attempt making these cookies, I baked the marshmallows IN the cookie. Big mistake. So on my next attempt I melted some marshmallows down (marshmallow fluff would also be acceptable), spread them on top and put the cookies under the broiler to get the marshmallow nice and brown.
Seriously, what’s not to like? Make these cookies.