Oreos for the adventurous. That's what these are. Re-imagined, re-made, remarkable. I'm so impressed by these cookies because they changed my mind. You see, at first, I didn't like them. The combination of heat and sweet didn't do much for me. Sweet and salty? You bet. On board. Sign me up. Sugar and pepper? Mmmm... I don't know....
As it turns out, though, I'm so glad pepper got invited to the party. The white pepper in the dough sneaks up on you, letting the fluffy frosting, the dark chocolate and the salt take center stage. After you're done with the first cookie, you realize there is a warmth on your tongue that wasn't there before. It fascinates you. This is a new experience. That's my favorite thing about this recipe. The surprise of it; the unexpectedness. This is an addicting cookie, one that makes you go back for more of the sweetness and anticipating more heat with every bite.
I doubt if salt and sugar together will ever get old for me, but this is one sure way to wake up your taste buds- adding the aromatic spice of white pepper. This recipe makes a bunch of cookies. I highly recommend sharing; telling your friends all of the ingredients is up to you.
Look for the different variations of Salt and Pepper Sandwich Cookies over at Baked Sunday Mornings. It will be interesting to see if the other bakers gave this one a thumbs up. The Explorations continue with a Malted Crisp Tart up next.