Lemon ChippersPosted: October 15, 2010 | |
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.
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.