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Dark Chocolate Chili Cookies

Recipe from Two Peas and Their Pod

These rich and fudgy chocolate cookies have a spicy kick!
Prep Time15 mins
Servings: 18 -20 cookies


  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup Dutch processed cocoa plus 2 tablespoons
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chopped Lindt EXCELLENCE Chili dark chocolate


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or Silpat baking mat or parchment paper. Set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, salt, cocoa, cayenne pepper, and cinnamon. Set aside.
  • With a mixer, cream butter and sugars together until smooth. Add in egg and vanilla and mix until combined.
  • Gradually add flour mixture and beat until just combined. Stir in the chili chocolate chunks. Scoop the dough into rounded tablespoons and place on prepared baking sheet, about 2 inches apart. Bake cookies for 8-10 minutes, or until cookies are set, but still soft in the center. Don't overbake. Remove from oven and let sit on baking sheet for 3 minutes. Move to a cooling rack and cool completely.
  • Note-store cookies in an airtight container for up to 4 days. You will need 2 (3.5 oz) Lindt EXCELLENCE Chili bars for this recipe. You won't use all of the second bar for the cookies, but you can save the rest for eating!