White Chocolate Jalapeno Cookies

Christmas Cookie?

They look innocent enough, don’t they?  I just love a cookie that bites back.

Holiday Spice

You will need:

3/4 c. unsalted butter, softened
3/4 c. brown sugar
1/4 c. granulated sugar
1 egg
2 tsp. vanilla extract
2 c. all purpose flour
2 tsp. cornstarch
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 cup white chocolate chips
1/2 cup minced fresh jalapenos
Let’s do this!
Start by preheating your oven to 350 degrees F.
Cut 5 fresh jalapenos in half lengthwise.  This is decision time.  If you can’t handle much heat (don’t make these cookies!!), remove all the seeds and pith from the peppers.  If you like some spice, leave about half of them.  If you have intestines of steel, leave them all.
Some May Like it Hot
Coarsely chop your pickings, toss them in the food processor, and mince them up into pretty fine-sized pieces.  Set aside.  And, for the love of all that is holy, do not rub your eyes.
Chutney from Hell
In the bowl of your trusty stand mixer, cream together the butter and both sugars until fluffy and light in color. Add in egg and vanilla and blend.
Miss Gertie does her part.

Miss Gertrude makes her contribution.

Next, in a separate bowl, mix together flour, cornstarch, baking soda, and salt. Slowly add this mixture to the wet ingredients until just blended.  Stir in white chocolate chips and jalapeno paste.
Using a tablespoon, drop dough onto a prepared baking sheet.  For a little extra snazzle, sprinkle on some festive sprinkles, and pepper the tops with extra chips.
Bake for approximately 10 minutes, until barely golden brown around the edges. Remove from oven, let cool, and enjoy the sweet, sweet burn.
Spicy Sweetness

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8 thoughts on “White Chocolate Jalapeno Cookies

  1. Green Door Hospitality December 12, 2012 at 9:18 pm Reply

    These sound so interesting!! And I have some jalapenos from the garden that I just picked before our frost. 🙂

  2. Charlotte Zweigoron December 13, 2012 at 3:33 pm Reply

    I imagine you could do this with almost any cookie recipe!! How about rum balls with just a smidge of heat? My family may be in for a little surprise… They loved the Jalapeno Jelly Bellies so, why not?

    • farmhouseK8 December 13, 2012 at 3:44 pm Reply

      I agree! I pretty much think that everything is better with a little spice! 🙂

  3. Katja @ Shift Ctrl ART December 13, 2012 at 11:11 pm Reply

    Love the green sprinkles! I am trying to picture what these cookies might taste like. I am intrigued for sure 🙂

  4. Linn @ The Home Project December 14, 2012 at 9:01 pm Reply

    What a combination! How fun! I never ever thought about this idea whatsoever and It’s appealing in a weird kind of way! Certainly would give recipients a surprise as they’re taking their first bite. Ah, wouldn’t these be fun to send to unknowing friends for Christmas!

  5. Tina Anderson December 15, 2012 at 12:27 pm Reply

    First bacon bark. Now this? I ❤ you!

    • farmhouseK8 December 15, 2012 at 3:05 pm Reply

      Hahahah! Right back atcha! 🙂

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