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Chocolate and Chilli – Cookies Recipe

  • Making time 20 minutes
  • Preparation time  20 minutes


  • 100 g plain flour
  • One tablespoon cocoa powder
  • One teaspoon baking powder
  • Half teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • Half teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 50 g light muscovado sugar
  • Quarter teaspoon lazy ready-chopped chilli from a jar or mild fresh chopped red chilli
  • Two tablespoons golden syrup
  • 100 g plain dark chocolate, finely chopped

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  1. Stir all the dry ingredients together in a bowl or a food processor. Add the butter and chilli then rub in with fingertips or process until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs.
  2. Add the syrup then mix together with your hands to form a ball
  3. Knead in the chopped chocolate then shape the dough into a log and slice into 12. Roll each piece into a ball and arrange on 2 large greased baking sheets, cook one baking sheet at a time in the centre of a preheated oven, 1800C, set timer for 10 minutes until browned and the tops are craggy.
  4. Leave to cool for 1-2 minutes then loosen and transfer to a wire rack. These cookies are best eaten on the day they are made and delicious served while still warm.