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Chocolate Ghost Pepper Cookies Recipe

Chocolate Ghost Pepper Cookies Recipe

When I made these chocolate ghost pepper cookies for my family they flipped! I am never afraid to experiment and my boys absolutely go crazy for spicy food so creating a cookie with ghost pepper spice meant a sure fire winner.

These cookies are not for the traditionalist or feint of heart, and they can pack a real punch but the sweetness really brings it all together in a special way.

They are also super easy to make and other than the ghost pepper spice you probably already have all the ingredients in your pantry.

How To Make Chocolate Ghost Pepper Cookies

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These spicy and sweet cookies only take about thirty minutes to make and they are great for the family or a unique dessert to pass at your next get together.

Chocolate Ghost Pepper Cookie Ingredients

  • 1 Cup Unsalted Butter
  • 12 oz. Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips
  • 1 tsp. Ghost Pepper Salt
  • 2/3 Cup Packed Dark Brown Sugar (can sub with light brown sugar)
  • 1/3 Cup Granulated Sugar
  • 2 tsp. Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1 tsp. Baking Soda
  • 1 Egg
  • 2 Cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 Cup Almonds or Walnuts (Optional)

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

In a saucepan heat one cup chocolate chips over low. Stir until chocolate is creamy.

Remove from heat and allow chocolate to cool.

Combine granulated sugar, brown sugar, butter, baking soda, salt, and vanilla extract. Mix until well blended.

Add in your egg and melted chocolate to mixture and stir.

Gradually stir in your flour, nuts and remaining chocolate chips.

Line your cookies sheet with parchment paper.

Take heaping teaspoons of cookie dough and place on cookie sheet.

Sprinkle top of cookies with salt.

Bake in oven for ten to twelve minutes. Ghost pepper cookies are done when lightly browned on edged. Middle of cookies should be soft when removed.

Allow cookies to cool on cooling racks.

chocolate ghost pepper cookies

Chocolate Ghost Pepper Cookies

Spicy and sweet cookies perfect for the ghost pepper lover
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Course Dessert
Servings 8
Calories 300 kcal


  • Mixer
  • Large Cookie Sheet
  • Parchment Paper


Chocolate Ghost Pepper Cookies

  • 12 oz Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips
  • 1 Cup Unsalted Butter
  • Cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 tsp Ghost Pepper Salt
  • Cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • 2 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Large Egg
  • 2 Cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 Cup Walnuts or Almonds Optional


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In saucepan, heat one cup of semi sweet chocolate chips over low heat. Stir until creamy and smooth.
  • Remove chocolate from heat.
  • Combine granulated sugar, brown sugar, butter, baking soda, vanilla extract and ghost pepper salt and mix until a crumbly consistency.
  • Add in your egg and melted chocolate and stir until well blended.
  • Gradually stir in nuts, remaining chocolate chips and flour.
  • Place parchment paper on large cookie sheet.
  • Drop heaping teaspoons of dough for each cookie on baking sheet.
  • Bake for ten to twelve minutes. Cookies are done when lightly browned. The middle will still be soft.
  • Place ghost pepper cookies on cooling rack. Cool completely.
  • Serve and enjoy!


Calories: 300kcal
Keyword Chocolate, Cookies, Ghost Pepper
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I serve these ghost pepper cookies with cold milk. It’s a classic cookies and the milk helps with the heat. My boys make a competition out of eating these so I have to make sure they don’t go overboard but they absolutely love these sweet and spicy cookie.

While not everyone will want a spicy cookie, they make great conversation pieces at any get together. And spice lovers will adore these amazing cookies.