Chilli chocolate cookies

Chilli chocolate cookies

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Cooking time

Prep: 20 mins Cook: 12 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Makes 40 cookies

A big pile of spiced double chocolate chip biscuits next to a tub of ice cream is an easy way to feed a crowd

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition info

Nutrition per cookie

kcalories
142
protein
2g
carbs
17g
fat
8g
saturates
5g
fibre
1g
sugar
11g
salt
0.2g

Ingredients

  • 225g unsalted butter, softened
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 175g dark muscovado sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 300g plain flour
  • 50g cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1½ tsp cayenne pepper (less or more to taste)
  • 100g bar dark chilli chocolate, roughly chopped
  • 100g bar white chocolate, roughly chopped
  • 100g bar dark chocolate, roughly chopped
  • vanilla ice cream

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Method

  1. Beat the butter and sugars together, then gradually mix in the vanilla and eggs. In another bowl, combine the flour, cocoa, a pinch of salt, baking powder and cayenne pepper, then mix these into the butter and fold in all the chocolate.
  2. Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. Place walnut-sized spoonfuls of the mixture on baking sheets lined with baking parchment, leaving enough space between so they don’t melt together. Bake in batches, for 10-12 mins, depending on how gooey you like your cookies. Allow to cool on the baking sheets for 1 min before removing to a plate to cool completely. Serve with vanilla ice cream.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, January 2012

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pinkhevs's picture
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Also forgot to mention that I made these with Doves Farm gluten free flour and 1/2 tsp Xanthan Gum and the consistency was perfect!

pinkhevs's picture
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I LOVE spicy food but these were too much! I put less cayenne pepper than the recipe suggested and this was still too much. I am going to make them again today as the cookies were yummy, but without any chilli! If I make chilli ones again i will use chilli chocolate but not add spice to the cookie dough as it made them taste like curry cookies! But still giving a good star rating as delicious otherwise!

georginasmileyface's picture

Really nice, family likes them nut can be quite hot!!! serve with ice cream or cream

katekennedy1980's picture
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Absolutely delicious! Have made this with and without the chilli and it's always so yummy

lislol12's picture

if you dont like spice adding some fruit is great[dried]

lislol12's picture

OMG they are one of the best things that have come out of my oven as someone else said go easy on the canyenne pepper....other than that there fabtastical

amyhillier93's picture
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So gooey and yummy. Can be a little too hot so go easy on the cayenne pepper.. if not have ice cream at hand!

kathrynv's picture
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Very quick and easy. Made a batch for a family meal, so did 20 with chilli and 20 without - all were delicious. Will be making another batch for a school bake sale next week. As mentioned, they are fabulous with ice cream as a dessert.

mcgeough's picture

Tried these today with my children and their friends. Was a little worried that the mixture didn't look wet enough for the amount of dry ingredients, however it came together beautifully. The children thoroughly enjoyed them straight from the oven with ice cream!! Plenty of seconds were requested.

Frantic Flapjack's picture
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These were spicy numbers! Made 40 as stated in the recipe. The recipe also suggests serving with vanilla ice cream which is a good idea as the creaminess cuts through the heat. An unusual dessert.

vivaves's picture
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very nice cookies! I had to use some dried chopped chillies with normal dark chocolate as I couldn't get hold of chilli chocolate. I was, shall we say, 'generous' with the chilli and very pleased with the outcome. The cookies didn't spread very well, so didn't look quite like the photo here suggests, more rugged, but they were definitely a hit. Recommended!

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