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Q: I was planning to make hot Mexican chocolate cookies as a birthday gift for a friend who loves spicy food, but he is not that big a fan of chocolate things — he finds chocolate too sweet. Does anyone have any hot spiced cookie recipes either without chocolate, or with a bitter chocolate taste?

Sent by Rachel

Editor: Rachel, a really spicy gingersnap cookie would be my suggestion. Try this recipe using double the ginger:

Readers, do you have any suggestions for spicy, non-chocolate cookie recipes? Or spicy chocolate cookies that are more bitter than sweet?

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