These cookies have a wonderful fruity flavor with a slight warming feeling in your mouth. See note for heat removing process -- this results in a wonderful, fruity-spicy tasting cookie!

Recipe Summary

prep:
25 mins
cook:
10 mins
additional:
10 mins
total:
45 mins
Servings:
24
Yield:
2 dozen cookies
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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).

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  • In a large bowl, mix the peppers, sugar, butter, vanilla, and eggs. Beat until smooth. In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda, and salt. Stir into the pepper mixture just until combined. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets.

  • Bake 10 minutes in the preheated oven, or until golden brown. Cool on wire racks.

Note

Remove and discard the stems, seeds, and pulp from the peppers. Mince peppers, and place in a bowl with enough milk to cover. Place bowl in a microwave, and heat until milk is lukewarm. Let sit about 10 minutes. Discard milk, and rinse peppers thoroughly in warm water. Repeat as desired.

Nutrition Facts

176 calories; protein 2.1g 4% DV; carbohydrates 23.7g 8% DV; fat 8.2g 13% DV; cholesterol 35.8mg 12% DV; sodium 210.2mg 8% DV. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
09/06/2011
This is a wonderful recipe. By the way...Giving a recipe a bad review because it didn't instruct you to wear gloves while handling habaneros is like giving a bad review for not telling you to wear oven mitts while removing a hot pan from the oven. It involves some level of common sense. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
09/24/2005
We've got a ton of habaneros in the garden so I thought this might be an interesting way to use them. The taste reminded me of a bland sugar cookie with the flavor of a green pepper. Not exactly what I'd hoped for. I was however glad to learn the milk trick to cooling down my peppers for use in other recipes. Read More
(21)
87 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 56
  • 4 star values: 23
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
09/06/2011
This is a wonderful recipe. By the way...Giving a recipe a bad review because it didn't instruct you to wear gloves while handling habaneros is like giving a bad review for not telling you to wear oven mitts while removing a hot pan from the oven. It involves some level of common sense. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/02/2010
I thought these were really good. I took them to a cookie exchange and while some of the ladies were fond of them, their husbands are the ones that raved about them. Yes, they are pretty hot. And, no, I am not going to take away stars because of a lack of glove language. If so, I'd have to deduct stars from every recipe that involves a knife that doesn't remind me not to cut my fingers off! Thanks. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
09/24/2005
We've got a ton of habaneros in the garden so I thought this might be an interesting way to use them. The taste reminded me of a bland sugar cookie with the flavor of a green pepper. Not exactly what I'd hoped for. I was however glad to learn the milk trick to cooling down my peppers for use in other recipes. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
06/28/2010
GREAT cookies. My review of this recipe gets 2 stars however because it didn't warn readers to WEAR GLOVES or something protective while preparing the peppers. My hands burned for hours. I made the cookies yesterday evening and this morning my hands still burn. The recipe was delicious will definitely make it a again but just wanted to give out a word of warning. USE GLOVES. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/13/2008
This is a wonderful combination of spicy and sweet!!! I was tempted to cut down on the habanero peppers but it was great according to the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/08/2009
These cookies are a perfect combination of sweet & a slow hot after glow for your mouth! They're addictive too! I made them twice last week & will be making them again. Everybody wants the recipe! I need to stress like another reviewer it's an absolute must to wear gloves to protect your skin from the Capsaicin the irritant that makes the peppers hot. It's also a good idea to ventilate your work area so not to breathe in the vapors. Especially if you use the footnote suggestion on how to take some of the hot out of the peppers before using them. The vapors are pretty wicked when you open the microwave door & also while rinseing them with warm water. I followed this recipe exactly & they were perfect each time. The footnote says you can repeat the process with the milk if you like but I found that just one time was sufficient to take any overbearing heat out but left a perfect amount of burn effect! My husband normally doesn't like anything hot but he loves these cookies! He can't seem to get enough of them. Thanks again for this keeper! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/20/2011
i never follow recipes well but i followed this one almost exactly so i finally get to review a recipe! they were to DIE for. i have made them 3 times in the past 2 weeks and im not even a baker! i really like spicy stuff so i added more habaneros did not seed them or do the milk bath and they were HOT! but its exactly how i wanted it to be. i melted some milk choc to put as a glaze and it was yummy. i will be making this again and again Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/16/2010
I did not remove the heat - why use habs then? - and oh my gosh that's a hot little recipe. Used 10 largish habaneros with seeds removed and raw sugar because that's what I had. Compellingly fiery and sweet. But holy tamoley they've got a kick. Not for the faint of heart or stomach in their unaltered state. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/23/2008
I made them exactly to the recipe. They turned out great! My family loved the taste. Just the right combination of hot and sweet. Don't breathe in the vapors from the habanero seeds and pulp though it's like tear gas! Read More
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