Chilli chocolate cookies

Chilli chocolate cookies

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(9 ratings)

Prep: 20 mins Cook: 12 mins


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: per cookie

  • kcal142
  • fat8g
  • saturates5g
  • carbs17g
  • sugars11g
  • fibre1g
  • protein2g
  • salt0.2g
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  • 225g unsalted butter, softened
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 175g dark muscovado sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 egg, beaten



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  • 300g plain flour
  • 50g cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking powder

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  • 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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  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.

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Comments (13)

jhonclark's picture

* Antioxidants in chocolate are useful for the fight against cancer. Cacao includes thrice times more antioxidant in comparison to green tea and twice time more in comparison to red wine.

* Chocolate is also a rich source for calcium. This provides strong bone structure.

* Chocolate has very positive psychological effects particularly on women, from the past till today. Chocolate releases endorphin hormone that makes women feel good.

* Experts in Harvard Medical Academy suggest findings showing that cacao decreases high blood sugar.

* Chocolate is also rich in terms of florid that would help the formation of strong teeth, and it also has potassium that is very useful in the fight against stress.

* Peter Barham, one of the doctors of Bristol University, advocates that there is a stimulant substance in chocolate and this makes the person feel good.

* Chocolate has a great amount of copper. Copper helps iron be absorbed in the body. And this is good for the skin, veins and tissues. As it is rich in terms of copper, it is also very good for hair health.'s picture

I loved these with the full amount of cayenne. They were delicious and warming and satisfying and just what I needed on a miserable winter's day. I also added more chocolate and in bigger chunks than the recipe suggested.

pinkhevs's picture

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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Tips (1)'s picture

I would recommend making your first batch with just under a teaspoon of cayenne. Though personally, I loved them with a 1 1/2 teaspoons. I was unable to find chilli chocolate, so I used a bar of dark chocolate, a bar of milk, and a bar of white, chopped them all up, and had big, satisfying chocolate chunks wrapped in warming cayenne.
Soooo tasty!!!

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