Well, it's the middle of December according to the Gregorian calendar, which means many of us in the Northern Hemisphere are getting a bit chilled. To stave off this wintery bite, I suggest plenty of warm goods: fires, bourbon, and loads of spicy food.
This past Saturday night, a few friends came over bearing a bottle of that wonderfully warming Kentucky mash, and a tasty recipe from the Post Punk Kitchen. These snickerdoodles had all the right ingredients for a cold night's snack. There was chocolate, sugar, cinnamon... and cayenne pepper! We added a bit more cayenne than called for, so that the pepper would dance a fiery jig with the bourbon through the night. You can find the recipe here, and please do! You won't regret it.