Lemon Chippers

Lemon Chippers

From April 15, 2008:  I got a box of candy for Valentine’s Day that included chocolate covered lemon cream candy.  I had never considered the combination of lemon and chocolate, but it was really good.  I thought it would be a good combination for cookies.  After looking at several different cookie recipes, here’s the one I came up with.  The lemon flavor is pretty subtle.  I wonder if fresh lemon juice would provide more tartness…..I’ll have to try that next time.  These cookies had a nice golden color on the bottom after 13 minutes, but the tops were kind of pale.  They tasted fine and were a bit crunchy.  This recipe made about 5 dozen.

Lemon Chippers

3/4 cup butter (1 1/2 sticks), softened
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoons lemon extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups mini semi-sweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

Cream butter with sugar in a large mixing bowl until light and fluffy.  Blend in eggs and lemon extract.  Set aside.  Combine flour, baking soda, and salt in a small bowl.  Gradually mix into butter mixture. Stir in chocolate chips.  Drop by teaspoonfuls onto an ungreased baking sheet.  Bake for 12 to 15 minutes.  Cool on baking hseet for a few minutes, then remove and place on a wire rack to cool completely.

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