The Classic Chocolate Chip Cookie Gets Hot And Spicy

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The Classic Chocolate Chip Cookie Gets Hot And Spicy

The chocolate chip cookie, made from a dough of butter, sugar, flour and chocolate chips, is one of America’s most loved comfort snacks. Things heat up in the kitchen as the classic chocolate chip cookie gets a spicy makeover that will set off an explosion of fireworks in your mouth. Got milk, anyone?


Stirring a cup of diced jalapeno peppers and dash of cayenne pepper into chocolate chip cookie dough turns a favorite childhood cookie into a sweet, hot treat for taste buds that are all grown up.

The seeds of the jalapeno contain the most heat and should be removed before adding the jalapeno peppers to the cookie dough. The flesh of the jalapeno is very mild and will add a subtle heat to the cookie that is tolerable to most people, even children. The addition of cayenne pepper will kick the spiciness up another notch. If you like your cookies extra spicy, leave the seeds in, but be warned, they are not for the faint of heart. They will be very hot!

Would you dare to try a sizzling, hot Jalapeno Chocolate Chip Cookie, baked fresh and full of sweet and spicy flavors?

A few fun facts about the chocolate chip cookie. Did you know…

– the chocolate chip cookie was invented by Ruth Wakefield in the 1930’s?
– the recipe for chocolate chip cookies was first published in 1938 in the cookbook Toll House Tried and True Recipes?
– that the chocolate chip cookie is the official state cookie of Massachusetts?
– that May 15th is National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day?

Over the years, dozens of variations of the chocolate chip cookie have become increasingly popular from the use of different stir-ins and flavorings such as nuts, dried fruits, candy, melted chocolate and peanut butter. What is your favorite chocolate chip cookie stir-in?

Visit my article to get the recipe for jalapeno chocolate chip cookies and make a batch to enjoy especially for National Hot & Spicy Food Day on January 16th.




Corrinna Johnson is a writer from beautiful British Columbia, Canada and is a mom of two teenagers and a tiny Chihuahua. She writes on a variety of topics including food, lifestyle and family. She especially loves to share recipes, crafts and free printables. You can read more of her articles here or on her website.

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  1. Hi! Such a great article. Thank you!

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