Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 12 mins

They taste like normal chocolate cookies at first and then, the heat warms your tongue! Very addictive cookies. I wasn't sure how these would turn out, but I made them for the Christmas party this year and they were a huge hit!


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Cream butter and both sugars until fluffy.
  3. Add eggs and blend well.
  4. Add cayenne, cocoa, baking soda and salt and blend very well. It's important to blend this stage completely so that heat is evenly distributed.
  5. Add flour and blend.
  6. Fold in chips.
  7. Refrigerate for one hour.
  8. Drop teaspoonfuls onto lightly greased cookie sheet.
  9. Bake 10-12 minutes.
Most Helpful

These are amazing! At first i forgot to add the flour, I have no idea how... but I went back and read the recipe and then added the flour. Before I added the flour I made 3 cookies with Tabasco in it, they aren't that bad but would be better if I had put flour. After I put the flour in I made 4 with banana and lime and they look amazing but I have yet to try them. The regular ones are really good! I added 2 teaspoons of chili powder because I didn't have cayenne pepper. I going to try adding some vanilla and cinnamon next time I make this.

jaynee357 September 28, 2015

Seriously my favorite cookie. So amazing!! I add a little more cayenne but that's it.

Deanna E. March 08, 2015

I LOVED the chocolate/cayenne pepper combination. I will definitely be making this recipe again.

I did make some alterations that I wanted to note. First, I reduced the recipe to 20 servings, but for whatever reason, when I did that, the dough was far too dry. I added in an extra egg and that mostly solved the problem. In addition, I added a teaspoon of cinnamon for some extra spiciness, as well as a teaspoon and a half of vanilla.

The reason I gave this 4 stars rather than 5 is although I loved the flavors, the texture didn't seem quite right-- I guess I was expecting a slightly chewier cookie, and these came out more on the light side. I might try using vegetable oil instead of butter next time and seeing if that produces more of a dense cookie.

Marielle86 October 30, 2012