Spicy Chocolate Shortbread A touch of ground cocoa-chile blend adds a gentle spicy-warmth to these glazed shortbread cookies. By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Updated on September 15, 2020 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Prep Time: 25 mins Bake Time: 20 mins Total Time: 25 mins Yield: 24 cookies Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 1 ¼ cup all-purpose flour ¼ cup sugar ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder 1 ½ teaspoon ground cocoa-chile blend or 1/4 teaspoon ground chipotle chile pepper ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon ½ cup butter 1 recipe Chocolate Glaze Chocolate Glaze ½ cup powdered sugar 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder ⅛ teaspoon ground cocoa-chile blend or dash ground chipotle chile pepper (optional) 1 teaspoon butter, softened 2 teaspoon milk Directions Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. In a medium bowl stir together flour, sugar, cocoa powder, cocoa-chile blend, and cinnamon. Using a pastry blender, cut in butter until mixture resembles fine crumbs and starts to cling. Knead dough until smooth; shape dough into a ball. On a lightly floured surface, roll dough until 1/2 inch thick. Using a 1-1/2- to 2-inch star-shape cookie cutter, cut out dough. Place cutouts 2 inches apart on an ungreased large cookie sheet. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or just until cookies are firm in the center. Transfer cookies to a wire rack; cool. Drizzle cookies with Chocolate Glaze. Let stand until glaze sets. Chocolate Glaze In a medium bowl stir together powdered sugar, unsweetened cocoa powder, and, if desired, ground cocoa-chile blend. Stir in butter and milk. If necessary, add additional milk until mixture reaches drizzling consistency. To Store: Place in layers separated by waxed paper in an airtight container; cover. Store at room temperature for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 3 months. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 81 Calories 4g Fat 11g Carbs 1g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Calories 81 % Daily Value * Total Fat 4g 5% Saturated Fat 3g 15% Cholesterol 11mg 4% Sodium 36mg 2% Total Carbohydrate 11g 4% Total Sugars 5g Protein 1g Iron 0.5mg 3% Potassium 44mg 1% Folate, total 12.1mcg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.