Hunter’s Ghost Chili Chocolate Chip Cookies
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- ¾ tsp salt ¾ tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp baking soda
- ¼ tsp ground Ghost Chili Pepper
- 1 cup unsalted butter at room temperature
- 1 cup brown sugar
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 2 cups chocolate chips
- Red food coloring
Directions: Preheat oven to 350 F Mix flour, salt, baking soda, Ghost Chili Pepper and cinnamon in large bowl. Mix butter and sugars in medium bowl, then add vanilla and eggs one at a time. Mix wet and dry together in large vowl and add food coloring until desired color. Fold in chocolate chips Spoon onto cookie sheet and place in oven for 13 minutes. Let cool and enjoy.
I ground 2 dried Ghost Chilies in our coffee grinder which produced about ½ Tablespoon of ground chili.. To clean out the coffee mill, wipe it clean with a damp cloth, then again with a dry cloth. Next grind either rice or salt and repeat the wiping with the cloths. Be careful when grinding any chilies, especially the Ghost Chili. Expect some sneezes to follow the process! And wash your hands well so no powder accidentally gets near the eyes!
Habanero Powder would also work in this recipe.
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