Gina DePalma has come through with yet another heavenly dolce.
As usual, I began with the assembly of all ingredients. You will notice from this picture that there is one tiny addition. That's because I find it very, very hard to resist adding heat to anything chocolate.
So, I made two batches of the cookies. One for me with the kick of cayenne pepper. And one that was totally faithful to Gina's recipe for all the folks who are purists. I can tell the difference between the two batches because I dusted the spicy ones with powdered sugar, and didn't dust the regular ones.
I also remembered that I had a bottle of my homemade chocolate hazelnut liqueur in the basement. Yummy!