Saturday, June 10, 2017

Dark Chocolate Chip Lemon Cookies

enjoy life 66% dark chocolate morsels
When we receive boxes of chocolate, one of the common combinations are chocolate plus lemon. The chocolate can be white, milk, semi-sweet, or even dark and the lemon can vary from creamy and tart to creamy and sweet. Usually these are a delightful comparison of flavors particular when the chocolate is darker. I was sent these 66% cacao dark chocolate morsels from enjoy life and I thought maybe they would be a good excuse to see if the chocolate and lemon flavors might work well in a lemon cookie. I was sent a free 9 oz bag of enjoy life chocolate chips in exchange for a fair and honest article on this blog; no other form of compensation was received.

As you know, The Chocolate Cult is NOT a recipe site, it is not a cooking or baking or candy making. Yes, we do have recipes and we do test recipes from time to time but that is not our focus. So instead of trying to create a new lemon cookie recipe and not wanting to go out and buy lemons that I wouldn't use for anything else, I turned to a boxed lemon cookie mix. I think this is a good way to really test out the chips because as long as I follow the directions, I can't mess up the cookies, right?

Let's see what the final product looks like.

How did they taste? Well, while they were cooking they smelled great, the lemon was strong but the dark chocolate fragrance was there as well. Notice that the amount of chips varied greatly so the ones with more chips were more chocolate and less lemon, the cookies with fewer chips had a stronger lemon flavor. I love them both. At 98 calories, these weren't a wreck either in terms of my daily food routine. The chips were nice and melty when you bit into one but they didn't lose their shape, just as chocolate chips are supposed to do when you bake with them. I loved them!

Final analysis: These dark chocolate morsels are Sacrament Worthy just as all the other enjoy life products have been so far.


Anonymous said...

Yum! These look delicious!

reddocent said...

Look forward to trying these soon after getting the supplies at the grocery store.

TammyJo Eckhart said...

Super easy semi-homemade cookies. Glad you both liked the idea of them. Thanks for commenting! I hope you keep reading and commenting on more posts. said...

I wonder how it would taste? Lemon and chocolate but no harm in trying it out. Thank you for sharing detail analysis with us, going to give it a try soon.

TammyJo Eckhart said...

Thanks for reading and commenting. Everyone who tried them liked or loved them. Have you ever had lemon truffles or chocolate flavored with lemon? It is very similar to that. You could use any lemon cookie recipe you have. The darker the chocolate, the more sweet you may want the cookie to be.

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