Skip to main content

Spicy Hot Chocolate Brownie Cookies


Some like hot even all the way into dessert and rich chocolatey cookies are the perfect vehicle for some hot chili pepper action. 

  • Duration
  • Cook Time
  • Prep Time
  • 8Servings


  • 1 box Duncan Hines Brownie Mix
  • ⅓ cup neutral oil or melted butter
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1½ cups semisweet chocolate chips or chunks
  • ¾ teaspoon chili powder or chipotle chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 1 teaspoon orange juice concentrate


1 Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray cookie sheets with nonstick cooking-spray.
2 In a large mixing bowl combine brownie mix, oil, and eggs with wooden spoon until just blended, add chili powder, red pepper and orange juice stir until moistened; stir in chocolate chips.
3 Drop dough by heaping tablespoonfuls, 2 inches apart, onto cookie sheets. Sprinkled with nuts, if desired.
4 Bake 11-14 minutes until cracked in appearance and just barely set at center when lightly touched. Cool 1 minute on sheets. Transfer to wire racks with metal spatula and cool completely.
5 Garnish with pecans or other nuts and chocolate chips, if desired.