Lemon Chocolate Chip Cookies

This image courtesy of Joseph DeLeo

The combination of citrus and chocolate is usually expressed in the marriage of orange and chocolate. Lemon works equally well and it is a delightful surprise.

Makes3 dozen

Cooking Methodbaking



Total Timeunder 4 hours

Recipe Coursedessert

Dietary Considerationhalal, kosher, peanut free, soy free, tree nut free, vegetarian

Taste and Texturechocolatey

Type of Dishcookie, dessert


  • 10 tablespoons butter
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ teaspoon grated lemon rind
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup flour
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup semi-sweet chocolate morsels


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees

  2. Prepare 2 cookie sheets. Beat the butter, sugar, and lemon rind until light and creamy. Stir in the lemon juice and egg. Combine the flour and salt and fold into the butter mixture. Add the chocolate morsels and chill for an hour.

  3. Drop from a teaspoon onto the cookie sheets. Bake for 12 minutes, until the cookies have a deep golden edge. Cool on a cookie rack.


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When you think of chocolate chip cookies, you never think of using lemon in the mix at all. I think that this is a refreshing take on the classic cookie recipe. I love that it is out of the norm for baking. I can't wait to try them and see what my kids think of the flavor too.

Please let us know how it works out, SissieSass! And thank you for commenting!


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