Slightly Spicy Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe -
Slightly Spicy Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe
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Slightly Spicy Chocolate Chip Cookies

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"My friends love it when I bring these to parties. The spice makes them tastier and a bit more interesting than your average chocolate chip cookie."

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Original recipe makes 5 dozen Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    9 mins

    50 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. Mix flour, baking soda, salt, nutmeg, cinnamon and cloves in small bowl.
  3. In large mixing bowl combine sugar, butter, and extracts until creamy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each. Slowly add flour mix, beating dough between additions. Fold in chocolate chips. Drop dough by tablespoonful onto an ungreased cookie sheet.
  4. Bake 9 to 11 minutes, or until cookies are just brown. After cooling cookies on the tray for 2 minutes, remove to wire racks to cool completely.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Sep 26, 2003

I'm tired of the same old Tollhouse cookies. These cookies are a nice change! I increased the cinnamon to 1/4t and added toasted chopped walnuts. Yum! Thanks for a unique cookie,Sandra.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 30, 2010

these are ok, but not great

Jul 02, 2008

These are, by far, the best chocolate chip cookies I have ever made. This is my "go-to" recipe whenever I need to bake cookies for my family, my friends, or myself! A few changes I make: I refrigerate or freeze the cookie dough so that it is very cold. Then I roll each piece of cookie dough in powdered sugar, place the cookie on the cookie sheet, and press down with a glass dipped in powdered sugar. I bake the cookies for a few less minutes than the recipe calls for. This way, the cookies come out a little crispy on the outside, but soft and chewy on the inside, and stay that way even after they cool.

Dec 26, 2003

I doctored these up a bit. First, I left out the chocolate chips so that I'd be left with a spice cookie. Then, I added more spice-- 1 t. cinnamon, 1/2 t. nutmeg, 1/4 t. cloves, and 1/4 t. ginger. I also mixed the butter-sugar-egg mixture on high until it was really light and frothy before I added the dry mixture. The cookies turned out flat yet chewy--very good texture and taste. I got 30 cookies out of this and baked them for 10 minutes.

Sep 18, 2005

Very good chocolate chip cookies. Only spicy because I added 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper, though - otherwise they'd be fairly non-spicy but good chocolate chip cookies. Chewy, crunchy, good cookies and with my addition, truly zippy! Other than that, followed recipe to letter.

Jan 18, 2011

These were alright cookies. I omitted almond extract and cloves because I didn't have them, and increased the nutmeg and cinnamon by half. I also added 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper as suggested by another reviewer. I didn't find them flat at all, and 10 minutes was perfect baking time. Next time I would increase all the spices by another half, and keep the cayenne.

Jan 19, 2005

These were very good. I upped the spices to 1/2 tsp. each and added about 1/4 tsp of ginger. It made about 50 cookies.

Dec 03, 2010

Yummy and interesting! I used dark chocolate chips, which complemented the spices really well. I wished they were a little more spicy, but on the whole delicious!


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  • Calories
  • 188 kcal
  • 9%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 24.7 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol
  • 29 mg
  • 10%
  • Fat
  • 9.9 g
  • 15%
  • Fiber
  • 0.9 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 1.9 g
  • 4%
  • Sodium
  • 128 mg
  • 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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