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Video: Chili Chocolate Cookies

See how a dash of cayenne pepper really draws out the chocolate flavor.

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In this video, Chef John shows you how to make chili chocolate cookies. This may be the most unusual cookie you’ll ever make. But you’ll be amazed how a little cayenne pepper really brings out the chocolate flavor in these cookies. First, you’ll combine currants with coffee liqueur. You’ll see how to use a hot water bath to gently melt your chocolate. Then you’ll mix some black pepper and cayenne pepper into the dry mix. What you get from the cayenne pepper isn’t spicy hotness, but rather an intense chocolate taste. Get the recipe for Chili Chocolate Cookies.

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Jun. 26, 2012 6:57 pm
These cookies look amazingly good. I love spice with chocolate and especially cookies. My family doesn't like raisins so I may sub them for dried cherries or blueberries.
Mar. 9, 2012 10:28 am
Those sound amazing! Do you think it would be too bold to try to make these vegan?
Feb. 28, 2012 8:04 pm
very tasty but costs a fortune to make
Dec. 18, 2011 7:34 pm
thank you for the link... same here, I have dsl and the playing is often stop and start... and I like to print it out so I can be sure of the ingredients. Videos are fun and really useful when some cooking procedure that is hard to describe is used, but the printable essential.
Dec. 9, 2011 2:25 pm
If the thought of adding pepper and cayenne chili to a chocolate cookie recipe sounds strange to you, you're not alone! This is a chocolate cookie recipe that needs to be tasted to be believed! You can't really taste the pepper and chili, but the way they bring out the chocolate flavor is amazing. Makes About 20 Chili Chocolate Cookies Prep Time: 30 minutes Cook Time: 12 minutes Total Time: 42 minutes


1/3 cup dried currants 2 tablespoons Kahlua 2 ounces bittersweet chocolate 4 ounces unsweetened chocolate 3 tablespoons unsalted butter 1/2 cup flour 1/4 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper 2 large eggs, at room temperature 3/4 cup sugar 2 tsp vanilla 1 cup dark chocolate chips Preparation: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Combine the currants and Kahlua in small saucepan and place over low heat. When the Kahlua begins to bubble, turn off the hea
Nov. 29, 2011 6:24 pm
I'm working on a variation of this that has pecans and caramel filling - yum! The chili just adds a little heat without tasting it.
Nov. 27, 2011 8:21 am
Nov. 17, 2011 1:24 pm

That's the recipe for these that goes with this video. :)
Nov. 14, 2011 11:29 am
Ditto :) I am a beginner at this and need more visuals "measurements & Ingredients". Love Love Love watching your videos. You make cooking look so easy...I am 45 Yrs old with 4 children and a patient, agreeable husband. I am STILL a beginner, but this time I should be successful at making healthy, tasty, good meals Thanks to you!
Nov. 13, 2011 11:59 pm
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