My daughter wanted chocolate chip cookies…my husband wanted lemon cookies. What to do?? I didn’t have time to make two separate batches of cookies, so a quick look at Cooks.com solved the problem. I found a recipe for Lemon Chocolate Chip Cookies that satisfied both of them.
The original recipe, found here, didn’t state a temperature at which to bake the cookies. I baked them at 350 degrees and they were done after about 10 minutes. For me, the recipe made 4 dozen cookies…I do tend to make my cookies a little smaller though.
Lemon Chocolate Chip Cookies
10 T butter
1/2 c sugar
1/2 t grated lemon rind
1 T lemon juice
1 c flour
1/4 t salt
3/4 c semi-sweet chocolate morsels
Combine the butter, sugar and lemon rind in a large bowl'; mix until light and creamy. Add the lemon juice and the egg; mix well. In a smaller bowl, combine the flour and salt. Add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture and mix well. Add the chocolate chips and chill for 1 hour. Drop by teaspoonfuls on a cookie sheet. Bake for 12 minutes or until the cookies have a deep golden edge. Cool on wire racks.
With the combination of lemon rind and lemon juice, I expected a heavy lemon taste. I was wrong…the delicate lemon flavor superbly accented the chocolate taste. In other words…these were delicious! Oh Yeah!!
You can just get a glimpse of some of my Valentine decorations behind the plate of cookies…I’ll show them in a later post.