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

This is a very good cookie and a conversation starter at a party. For my taste, these are too sweet, but my kids and even some of the adults wouldn't have changed a thing. As written, this recipe is well-suited to the majority. The heat only comes after the cookie is gone and is just a pleasant warmth on the tongue. Consistency is great. I would consider for a group of only adults, adding a half teaspoon more, and cutting back on the sugar. NOTE: I got distracted when I was defrosting my butter to soften and ended up with melted butter. Also, I did not chill the dough. Even so, the cookies ended up beautifully round.

ANNE MARIE Z. May 28, 2016

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