Habaneros lend themselves beautifully to a vast assortment of things sweet, and they're fantastic in these white chocolate chip cookies. I suppose you can make these with regular milk chocolate, semi-sweet or dark chocolate chips, but I opted for the smoother, more mild taste of white chocolate. With these chips, you get the full range of flavors without having anything be overpoweringly sweet.
Made the right way, these cookies work perfectly if you're hankerin' a sweet and spicy treat. Take one bite and you'll get the delicious taste of the dough and the white chocolate just melting in your mouth. The fruity flavor of the habanero peppers kick in at ten seconds in, and isn't until 15 to 20 seconds after first taking a bite does the heat fully develop. It's a cool "two stage" snack that goes great with a glass of milk or eggnog.