|Source: Mel Walstrome|
|Prep time: 30 minutes||Cooking time: 14 minutes||Total time: 44 minutes|
1. Preheat oven to 325. Whisk together flour, cacao, cinnamon, salt, cayenne, and baking soda.
2. In a separate bowl, beat butter with brown sugar on medium-high speed until light and fluffy, about 3 min. Beat in egg and vanilla until well combined. Reduce speed to low and beat in flour mixture until just incorporated.
3. Roll dough into 1-inch balls (each 1 heaping teaspoon). Gently roll each in turbinado sugar to coat. Place 2 inches apart on parchment lined baking sheet. Bake until surfaces crack slightly, 11 to 14 min. Let cool 5 min on sheets. Then transfer to wire racks.