Hot Chocolate Cookies
At first glance you might think this cookies are based on a nice cosy drink that you add marshmallows to and enjoy around a campfire. Unfortunately, you’d be wrong! These are hot chocolate cookies due to the chilli and cayenne pepper in them. If you haven’t tried the chilli chocolate combo, get onto it.
I also didn’t have chilli powder, so I resorted to pulverising some chilli flakes instead. They have this warming quality to them, I didn’t find them spicy as more on the aromatic side.
Hot Chocolate CookiesPrint Recipe
- 120g unsalted butter, chopped
- 120g dark chocolate, chopped
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 250g brown sugar
- 110g caster sugar
- 260g plain flour
- 50g cocoa powder
- 2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 tsp chilli powder (or ground chilli flakes)
- Pinch cayenne pepper
- 185g chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 180°C and line a baking tray with baking paper.
- Place butter and chocolate in a heatproof bowl set over a saucepan of simmering water (don’t let bowl touch water) and stir until melted. Remove from heat and set aside to cool slightly.
- Meanwhile, whisk eggs, vanilla and sugars with electric beaters until thick and pale. Add the chocolate mixture and stir to combine. Stir over the flour, cocoa and spices, and fold to combine, then fold in the chocolate chips.
- Place a tablespoonful of dough, 4cm apart, on the tray. Bake, rotating tray halfway, for 14 minutes or until set. Cool on the tray for 5 minutes, the transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
Post updated 30 June 2020.
20 comments on “Hot Chocolate Cookies”
Leave a Reply to Marta @ What Should I eat for breakfast today Cancel reply
Hot Chocolate Cookies
These have been strangely addictive… must lay off them tomorrow as it’s a fast day!
ooh baby these sound like a good kinda burning!
I had some chilli chocolate today and phewww it was hot! I want to bake up some chocolate cookies and dunk them in milk now! Although I’m also craving hot chocolate after witnessing all your yarra valley instagram pics hehe
Wow this is the most spectacular looking cookies.
Cara Waters @Gourmet Chick
Love the chilli and chocolate combo – these look delicious!
Tina @ bitemeshowme
i dont think ive ever tried chilli chocolate but i sure am intrigued!
This recipe is a dream combining two of my favourite things; chilli and chocolate! I must try!
Maureen | Orgasmic Chef
I like chilli and chocolate but not so much chilli that my lips melt off. These are very pretty cookies.
Joanne T Ferguson
G’day and absolutely yum, true!
Just finished brekkie, but am sure I have room for one or your lovely cookies…maybe too! 🙂
Helen (Grab Your Fork)
lol i totally thought these were cookies to be eaten with hot chocolate at first glance, but I love the resourcefulness of grinding chilli flakes for kick!
Liz @ I Spy Plum Pie
These look delicious! I love chilli chocolate so I think I shall have to give these a try!
A classic combo, chili and chocolate. Ive only just started to get into chili, I KNOW! CRAZY that i waited so so long, but now im loving it.
This cookie is right up my alley, bookmarking to try in the near future 😀
Miss Sage Sugar
Great combo! Tried the chilli chocolate at Hahndorf’s the other day and it got hotter and hotter… Maybe a bit too hot 🙂
One of my absolute favourites chilli and chocolate. These really work for me…..
Marta @ What Should I eat for breakfast today
I’ll add cinnamon, these look too chocolatery to be true, hahaha.
Oh how delicious!
I really need to try these… and hopefully they will be safe from the children.
Ohhh it’s a Valli LIttle recipe no wonder it looked familiar hehe but gosh they were delicious maybe just needed a little bit more chilli powder and it’ll be perfect! I wanna make it for my colleagues but not sure if they’ll like the chilli LOL or maybe I should just make them and see if they notice 😛
Heidi - Apples Under My Bed
Oh Valli, she can do no wrong. Mmmm I love the sound of the heat and spice in this recipe!
More chilli, more chilli, more chilli.
Though they were pretty damn good as they were. Thumbs up!
My kids really love hot chocolate. And my husband too. This is a great combination dear!