Spicy Chocolate Cookies Suitable For Liv Moore

Are you a fan of iZombie? Did you watch the finale? I won't get into spoilers because some people are behind. But, damn, season two was incredible! If you're not watching iZombie, please get on it.

The show is hilarious, smart, and very witty. I love the pop culture references, the hidden meanings in the chapter titles, how Liv's food corresponds with the theme/personality of that episode, and all the characters! You might think, zombies? No, thanks. But it's so much more than that!

Season 2 brought on some really good characters and storylines including Drake and Keith Mars (yeah, he's always going to be Keith to me so let's pretend that's his name). And even though all the food being prepared on the show contain human brain, the food always looks appealing! And it makes me want to get in the kitchen and whip something up.

For the season finale I decided to make a treat, something with a bit of heat, since zombies are all about their spicy food.

Spicy Chocolate Cookies:
2 1/4 cups flour
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
2 teaspoons cream of tartar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup butter (I used 1/2 cup butter, 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce)
1 3/4 cups sugar
2 eggs
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon chili powder

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
2. Mix together flour, cocoa powder, cream of tartar and baking soda. Set aside.
3. In a large bowl, beat butter (and applesauce*) and 1 1/2 cups of sugar with a mixer until light and fluffy. Add eggs and beat to combine. Gradually add flour mixture and beat until combined.
*I imagine Liv could blend up her human brain and substitute that for the applesauce. Then the chocolate and chili powder would hide the taste.
4. In a small bowl mix 1/4 cup sugar, cinnamon and chili powder.

5. Using a tablespoon, make balls of dough and roll in sugar-cinnamon-chili powder mixture. Place about 2 inches apart on a greased baking sheet. Bake for approximately 10 minutes, or until cookies begin to crack.

6. Move cookies to wire racks to cool. Eat. If using human brain, prepare to have visions from the victim.

These cookies are so delicious! The applesauce makes them a bit fluffier and they're super soft and fudgy inside. The chili powder and cinnamon add just the right amount of spice to the cookie too. I was a little worried they'd be too much for me since I'm a suck with spicy things. But I'm having a hard time not consuming the whole batch.

Now, go catch up on iZombie! And let me know if you try this recipe.
xo Jen


  1. I just watched the finale last night and I was very pleased. Season 2 was phenomenal. Loved all the cameos and guest stars. And Rahul Kohli's beard!

  2. They look so tasty. I watched season 1 and loved it, but have been waiting for season 2 to finish so that I can binge it..