Sunday, August 11, 2013

Chili Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chili Chocolate Chip Cookies
Chili Chocolate Chip Cookies

As you might know, I am contributing to White Lights on Wednesday making desserts.  This recipe was posted on her site 2 weeks ago...  So in case you missed it, you can enjoy now!  Can you guess why it is called Chili Chocolate?  Hint, I used a chocolate bar infused with cayenne pepper... these aren't too hot and provide a nice flavor!

Hi WLOW fans!  I'm happy to be back guest posting with another dessert recipe.  As you may or may not know, our host Julie turned 30 this month.  Have you read her 30 before 30 list?  It was awesome and she checked off most of her items - yay Julie!  (note: my something before something list would be a different number but I'm not saying what!)

Every though her birthday is over I wanted to make something special for the occasion - when I asked she said her favorites were cheesecake or chocolate chip cookies.  I decided to go with cookies because it is summer and almost back to school time (sorry kids!) and these are easy to take anywhere. 

Chili Chocolate Chip Cookies | Cooking on the Front Burner

Can you tell what's in them?  This cookie has it all - oatmeal, mega chocolate semi-sweet chunks, toasted pecans and a special ingredient that kicks it up a notch - a Lindt's dark chili chocolate bar substituted for some of the semi-sweet chunks.  It's awesome - adding just a hint of spice - it's a great combination of flavors and a nice chewy texture.

Chili Chocolate Chip Cookies

by Deb Attinella
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Ingredients (5 dozen)
  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 1 ¼ cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 ½ tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 cups oats
  • 8 oz mega chocolate chips
  • 3.5 ounce Lindt Chili Chocolate bar chopped
  • 1 cup toasted chopped pecans
  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. In a mixing bowl beat the butter and sugars until smooth and creamy then add both eggs and the vanilla and continue mixing until well combined
  3. In a separate bowl combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and oats. Mix well then add to other mixture.
  4. Stir in by hand the chocolate and pecans - mix well
  5. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Drop 2 T of dough 2” apart on sheet.
  6. Bake for 9 minutes, remove from oven then cool on pan for 2 minutes. Transfer cookies onto a wire rack to finish cooling.
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Pull up a seat, grab a glass of milk and dig in!

I really hope you enjoy this recipe and if you make yourself a batch, let me know what you think. 

See you next month!

Other cookies you might like - Chocolate Chunk Toasted Coconut


  1. I saw this recipe on choc n chilies but never tried it. After seeing yr wonderful cookies, maybe I shd give it a try. Happy Sunday!

    1. Yes, I hope you do!! Let me know if you try them.

  2. I think I used that SAME chocolate bar in a chocolate covered muffin recipe. LOVE it! My sister used to work for a chocolatier and they have several chili + chocolate items on their menu that are REALLY great. LOVE these cookies!

    1. AH, those sounds terrific!! I would love to experiment with some different chocolates now also.

  3. Hmmm. i will have to try this, i've never had chili & chocolate together even though i hear mexican hot chocolate with chili is great :) thanks for sharing

  4. These look AMAZING! I have had cayenne added to other chocolate dessert, but I don't think I've had it in cookies. I'm going to give it a try. Thanks, Deb!

  5. Very enticing! Got any left?

  6. Very enticing! Got any left?

  7. I love chili with chocolate. There is a truffle I used to get when I lived in the big city. ;) It was fashioned after the spicy one in the movie Chocolat.
    These cookies sound amazing, Deb! Thank you for sharing at Marvelous Mondays this week!

  8. These look wonderful! Beautiful pictures. Thanks for sharing

  9. I love chili added to desserts! Can't wait to try these cookies!

  10. Oh yum yum yum! Chili and chocolate are such a great combination. In fact, I've had some might good chili that had chocolate in it! Love these cookies, Deb. Pinning!

  11. Those look so delicious...chili chocolate is such a great combination! I may have to try this next time I want chocolate chip cookies!

  12. I don't care what are in these, they look delicious! :) Found on What'd You Do This Weekend?

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  13. sounds amazing with the little chili kick. Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friday

  14. I love chilli chocolate, I can imagine these cookies taste lovely. Visiting Super Saturday Link Party.

  15. wow Deb, these cookies look AMAZING!

  16. These are so intriguing! Definitely need to try them. My husband's two favorite things are cookies and chili!

  17. I have to admit, Deb....I was not expecting to see "chocolate chip cookies" after "chili" but these sound awesome!


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