Spicy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Shelly S. from Montana started making these cookies to spice up the spirits of a friend suffering from the holiday blues.
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Since he loved chocolate chip cookies, "preferably homemade," she baked him a batch of these Spicy Surprise Chocolate Chip Cookies, and he has yet to find another treat that cheers him up as much. The "surprise" is a mildly fiery blend of cinnamon, ginger, and cayenne—an earthy combo that makes for "a divine cooking-eating experience!"
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  • Servings : Makes 36


  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips


step 1Preheat oven to 350° F.
step 2In a mixing bowl, combine butter, brown sugar, white sugar, eggs, and vanilla. Beat until smooth and light.
step 3In a separate bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, ginger, and cayenne pepper. Gradually mix into wet ingredients. Beat until just combined (i.e., when all ingredients are just wet).
step 4Fold in chocolate chips until combined. Scoop cookies into 2-inch balls and place on cookie sheets.
step 5Bake until lightly golden, about 10 minutes.
step 6Let cool slightly, then remove from cookie sheets and transfer to a wire rack to cool further.
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3/14/2009 , 
Sharlene  D.
We love these cookies, as do our neighbors. We delivered a plateful to each neighbor at Christmas, some of them came back and asked "Do you have more"? These cookies have becom our favorite. Easy to prepare and bake. Great taste and texture. I use Ghirardelli milk chocolate chips as they are larger chips than other brands and we prefer themilk chocolate to the semisweet chocolate.
9/17/2008 , 
Harry  D.
i like the recipes and this is a place to find them for me i am a asstant cook and i can always use them plus the coupons for different products

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 cookie (36g)
Serving Amount Makes 36
Calories 160
Calories From Fat 70
Total Fat 8g
Saturated Fat 5g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 25mg
Sodium 65mg
Total Carbohydrates 21g
Dietary Fiber 1g
Sugars 14g
Protein 2g
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Compu-Food Analysis, Inc.