Recipes: Chocolate Diablo Cookies

Um, yum. These are so much more interesting and flavorful than your regular chocolate cookies. These combine chocolatey, spicy, sweet and salty flavours. They’re not for everyone, but if you are intrigued by the sound of cayenne, ginger and sea salt served up with a fudgey chocolate treat, these may be up your alley. We like them in our household as a special treat from time to time. They’re inspired by the ones served at Tacofino, a great local place famous for their Baja-style tacos. Check out the recipe below!



1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 cup cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup chocolate chips
2 eggs
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup canola oil
3 tablespoons fresh ginger (or ground ginger)
1 tablespoon vanilla
sea salt


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Sift together flour with cocoa powder, baking soda, cayenne and cinnamon in a large bowl. Stir in chocolate chips.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk eggs. Whisk in sugars, oil, ginger and vanilla. Gradually add in flour mixture and stir until combined.
  4. Scoop out cookie dough and form into balls, placing them on the cookie sheet. Flatten cookies slightly with the bottom or a measuring cup or using your fingers. Sprinkle dough with a generous helping of sea salt.
  5. Bake until cookies start to crack, about 11-13 minutes. They should still be soft in the middle. Let cool completely on racks prior to serving. Enjoy on their own or with a glass of milk.

Hope you enjoy these!



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