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Chocolate Fudge Pepper Cookies

This recipe is a dense, cake-like cookie that has the fudginess of a brownie with a slight kick of a savory aftertaste.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chocolate Fudge Pepper Cookies
Servings: 24 cookies
Calories: 91kcal
Author: Amanda Rettke--iambaker.net


  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon coarse ground black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 7 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
  • 5 tablespoons butter
  • cup brown sugar, packed
  • cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl sift flour, baking soda, pepper, salt, and cocoa. Set aside.
  • In a large saucepan over medium heat, melt butter. (You will be adding the flour mixture to it later so it needs to be big enough to accommodate all ingredients.)
  • Remove pan from heat and stir in both sugars. The mixture should resemble coarse sand.
  • Add in sour cream and vanilla to sugar mixture and stir to combine.
  • Add in flour mixture and stir until fully incorporated.
  • Drop heaping tablespoons onto the lined baking sheet at least 2 inches apart. (Using a small ice cream scoop or measuring cup is a good way to ensure consistency.)
  • Bake for 8 to 10 minutes, or until the tops appear slightly cracked. Remove from oven and allow cookies to cool to room temperature.
  • Serve with red wine.


Calories: 91kcal