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

5 5

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

4 5

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.

5 5

Great soft cookie with lovely afterglow in the mouth!!!! I did not have the patience to refrigerate for an hour. My cookies were little mounds, they did not spread like the other pics....maybe that's cause other people added a bit of milk. Next time I think I will omit the chocolate chips and roll the dough into a log in wax paper and slice them. I like doing this cause I just bake a few at a time and then I always have fresh cookies. I am also not tempted to each them all!!!