Chef John's Chili Chocolate Cookies Recipe

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.
  3. Heat currants and coffee liqueur in a saucepan over low heat until it begins to simmer, about 2 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.
  4. Combine unsweetened chocolate, bittersweet chocolate, and butter in bowl. Place bowl on top of a saucepan filled with 1-inch of water set over low heat. Stir chocolate mixture occasionally until melted, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.
  5. Mix flour, black pepper, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and cayenne pepper in large bowl and set aside.
  6. Whisk sugar and eggs in a small bowl until light, fluffy, and pale yellow, about 5 minutes. Slowly whisk in vanilla and melted chocolate mixture.
  7. Fold flour mixture into sugar and chocolate mixture until combined.
  8. Stir in dark chocolate chips and liqueur-soaked currants.
  9. Drop spoonfuls of cookie dough 2 inches apart onto prepared baking sheets.
  10. Bake in the preheated oven until cookies are almost set, about 12 minutes.
  11. Remove from the oven and leave on baking sheets to cool, 5 minutes.
  12. Transfer to cooling rack and allow to finish cooling, 5 minutes.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 135.4 Kcal (567 kJ)
Calories from fat 61.86 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6.87g 11%
Cholesterol 17.86mg 6%
Sodium 60.96mg 3%
Potassium 117.82mg 3%
Total Carbs 18.32g 6%
Sugars 7.44g 30%
Dietary Fiber 1.21g 5%
Protein 2.01g 4%
Vitamin C 0.2mg 0%
Iron 0.6mg 3%
Calcium 16.6mg 2%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 401.46 Kcal (1681 kJ)
Calories from fat 183.41 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 20.38g 11%
Cholesterol 52.95mg 6%
Sodium 180.75mg 3%
Potassium 349.32mg 3%
Total Carbs 54.3g 6%
Sugars 22.06g 30%
Dietary Fiber 3.58g 5%
Protein 5.97g 4%
Vitamin C 0.5mg 0%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 1%
Iron 1.8mg 3%
Calcium 49.1mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 3
  • 4

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • good source of fiber

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