Hi!! Im a relatively new baker! Just looking for some advice as to why on earth my cookies ended up being spicy!\n\nI made a batch of peanut butter cookies\nHeres the recipe: [URL="http://www.chelseasmessyapron.com/peanut-butter-cookies"]www.chelseasmessyapron.com/peanut-butter-cookies[/URL]\n\nI only made a few very slight amendments to the recipe purely to suit what ingredients I had available.\nI used baking powder instead of baking soda. Previous advice I've been given when substituting BS for BP has been to triple the amount (e.i. 1 teaspoon of BS = 3 teaspoons of BP)\nI accidentally added slightly too much vanilla extract.\nThe cookies where also slightly over baked.\n\nApart from that I followed the recipe exactly.\nThey tasted yummy apart from a slight spicyness! Its driving me mad why theyve ended up spicy?! Could it be too much baking powder? Or the overbaking?? \n\nThanks for any help!