Thursday, June 16, 2011

Chewy Chili Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies.

The beginning of this week started off much too cold for June and everyone agreed a nice dose of chocolate was in order.  I wanted to spice things up a bit, literally, so I devised a comforting chocolate oatmeal cookie and added chili powder and cinnamon to the dough.  I will admit it's not entirely noticeable but it does give the cookies a little extra "something."

If I made these again, I might add up to a tablespoon or more of chili powder - it really does go extremely well with the chocolate! 


Chewy Chili Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
2 teaspoons chili powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup quick-cooking oatmeal
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
1 cup packed light brown sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. and line baking sheets with parchment paper.

In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon and chili, salt and oats, then set aside.

In a larger bowl, cream together the butter and brown sugar until light, then stir in the egg and vanilla extract.  Dump the dry ingredients into the creamed mixture and stir until a dough starts to come together, then add the chocolate chips.  Drop the dough by teaspoonfuls onto the baking sheets and bake for 8-12 minutes, depending on how large they are.  They should spread just slightly and cracked a bit on top but try not to overbake or they'll lose their chewiness.

Let cool completely on a wire rack before storing airtight up to 4 days.


  1. I have a friend who would KILL for these cookies... She LOVES chili and chocolate and I do too, but not as much as she does. I think I should whip up a batch for her! Thanks for sharing this recipe :)

  2. I love chilli & chocolate, a delicious combo !!

  3. I've bought chocolate with a little heat to it and it's amazingly good. I'm excited to see that idea in a cookie!

  4. I made these this weekend. Doubled the recipe and made it as a bar cookie. They came out great!

  5. That's awesome, Shanbanan! Thanks so much for trying it.

  6. Chilli and chocolate are such a food combo. So I know these cookies taste amazing.

  7. whoo~ i just made these and mine are SPICY! I think I used extreme chili powder (it was unlabeled in the spice rack). I omitted the chocolate chips, halved the sugar and replaced some of the butter with sunflower oil (out of necessity) and they turned out great. Soft and chewy, nice texture. Next time I"ll put less chili powder in.

  8. I would love to make these cookies. However, could you tell me what type of chili powder you used? I have chipotle chili powder and wonder if that would work.

  9. I don't recall what type I used, but I'm sure chipotle chili powder would be awesome! :)

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