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It’s that time of month again, Secret Recipe Club time!

If you aren’t familiar with how the Secret Recipe Club works, check out their page. I get assigned a new blog every month, then make and blog about one of their recipes. This month I was assigned to So Tasty, So Yummy (Uhh…how could you go wrong with a recipe from a blog with a title like that?) ;)

As I say EVERY month, picking a recipe for SRC was difficult, and Katie has a lot of extra delicious recipes on her blog. But in the end, I opted for something sweet. And when I ever saw Cayenne Chocolate Cookies on her cookie page…well I couldn’t resist. Who wouldn’t want a hunk of chocolate goodness, with the kick of red pepper at the end?


Kickin’ Cayenne Chocolate Cookies (From So Tasty, So Yummy)
Makes 4 dozen cookies
>> Click here for printable recipe


  • 1 cup butter (2 sticks), softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp OR 1 tsp cayenne pepper (depending on how spicy you like things to get — I used a heaping 1/2 tsp)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips


  1. Cream together the butter and both the sugars until light and fluffy. Add the eggs and blend well.
  2. Sift together the cocoa powder, cayenne, baking soda, and salt in a small bowl. Then add to the butter mixture and blend well so that the heat is evenly distributed. Slowly blend in the flour. Then fold in the chocolate chips.
  3. Put the batter into the freezer for about 15 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper (or grease it).
  4. Clean your dishes!
  5. Drop cold dough by teaspoon onto the cookie sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until the cookies have set.

My Two Cents: I was a teensy bit scared of these cookies. But they’re AMAZING! I can’t handle a lot of spice, but these are completely tolerable. Here’s how they work: You take a bite o’ cookie. You swallow. You think, “wtf there’s no spice in this! where did it go?” Then bam. A half second later you get a tiny little kick of spice in your mouth. But not like it’s on fire. Just like a little jig. It’s good stuff. I brought them to my grandparent’s 60th Wedding Anniversary party (yup, that’s right — 60!!), and everyone really enjoyed the spicy hit they got from these. I noticed several people ate 5+ of these cookies ;)

But if you are seriously offended by spice of any kind, you can just leave the cayenne pepper out and then these become regular chocolate cookies.

But take a ride on the spicy chocolate side. You’ll love it!

Another SRC success :)

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