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Cayenne Chocolate Snickerdoodles Recipe

Updated on November 8, 2014

Joy Of Comfort Food


Peppery Chocolate Cookies

These cayenne chocolate snickerdoodles are fabulous! After a very rough week, I needed some homemade cookies to help with the stress. But I wanted something different than the usual chocolate recipes, just a little bit, something new.

This recipe is a little bit different. This recipe combines chocolate with cayenne pepper and changes the innocent snickerdoodle into a surprising and unusual treat. It is sweet, but has a little bite to it.

Ok then.

Sweet And Fiery

Actually these Cayenne Chocolate Snickerdoodles would look so pretty on a plate with regular Snickerdoodles.


Makes 4.5 dozen cookies.

Prep time: 45 min
Cook time: 45 min
Ready in: 1 hour 30 min


  • 1.5 cups sugar
  • 1 cup butter
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 2.5 cups flour
  • 1/4 cups cocoa
  • 2 tsp. cream of tartar
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. cinammon
  • 1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 2 tbsp. sugar
  • 2 tsp. cinammon


  1. In large bowl, mix sugar, butter, eggs, and vanilla.
  2. In smaller bowl, mix dry ingredients, flour, cocoa, cream of tartar, baking soda, cinammon, cayenne pepper and salt.
  3. Add dry ingredients to large bowl. Mix.
  4. Chill half an hour for easier handling. Roll into 1 inch balls. Roll the balls in the blended cinammon sugar mixture, the last 2 ingredients.
  5. Bake on ungreased cookie sheet for 8 to 10 minutes in a 400 degee oven. Let stand 1 minute before removing from cookie sheet.
Cast your vote for Cayenne Chocolate Snickerdoodles

Hot and sweet is very popular these days. These cookies are so regular chocolatey good, then that little bite of the cayenne kicks it so good.


Home made cookies are simply to die for.

Ask my stomach!

© 2012 Linda Hahn

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      Ann 5 years ago from Yorkshire, England

      wow - those look great -

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      Joan4 5 years ago

      Wow! those cayenne snickerdoodles look great! yummy!

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      WhiteOak50 5 years ago

      Wow, this is a good recipe!! Yum.

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      Peggy Hazelwood 5 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

      This sound interesting! Bet they're good!

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      marsha32 5 years ago

      I'm so wondering how these would taste. I might just have to try them one day!

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      Lorelei Cohen 5 years ago from Canada

      I would never have thought of adding cayenne pepper into a cookie but it would certainly warm you up on a cold day ( and help to clear your sinuses).

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      Angela F 5 years ago from Seattle, WA

      Sounds like an interesting combo!

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      Lynne Schroeder 5 years ago from Blue Mountains Australia

      Chocolate and chilli go really well together so these should be yummy!

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      ahrendi 5 years ago

      I am a chocolate lover and loves everything spicy, too. I got interested when I saw the title of your lens. I would love to try this recipe.

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      GeekGirl1 5 years ago

      This is an interesting recipe.

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      Winter52 LM 5 years ago

      I love Snickerdoodles, and this does sound interesting! Who knows, it just might become my next favorite cookie! I will try them out on my husband first though ;)

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      Wanda Fitzgerald 5 years ago from Central Florida

      Not sure about this mix. Hmmm..... it's creative but I'm not much of a pepper gal. Hubby loves it though. I'll show the recipe to him.

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      Brandi 5 years ago from Maryland

      Wow, these sound really good! :)

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      Sherry Venegas 5 years ago from La Verne, CA

      Sugar, chocolate and spicy pepper? Let me at these cookies!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I bet I would love these, I can't wait to try them!