7/26/09

Lemon-Iced Chocolate Spice Cookies

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These cookies are rich chocolate raisin spice citrus balls of pure bliss. This is one of the most unusual and delicious cookies I've ever tasted and an all-time favorite recipe of mine.



Cookie Ingredients

Even the ingredients look good, sitting there expectantly, waiting to be blended and baked into something yummy.

Lemon-Iced Chocolate Spice Cookies
1 1/4 C. raisins
3 T. fresh orange juice
1 C. plus 2 T. butter, softened
1 C. sugar
1 egg
2 t. grated orange rind
1 1/2 t. grated lemon rind
2 t. vanilla extract
3 C. all-purpose flour
3/4 t. baking powder
1/2 t. baking soda
1/2 C. cocoa
1 t. grated cinnamon
1 t. ground allspice
3/4 t. ground ginger
1/2 t. ground nutmeg
4 (1 oz.) semisweet chocolate squares, coarsely grated
Lemon Glaze

Combine raisins and orange juice in a small bowl; let stand at least 10 minutes.

Beat butter at medium speed until creamy; gradually add sugar, beating well. Add egg and next 3 ingredients, beating well.

Combine flour and next 7 ingredients, stirring well.

Mixing

Shark Boy loves to cook. I hope that sticks.

Shark makes cookies

He'll make some girl a good husband someday. Isn't a man in an apron wonderful?

Add half of flour mixture to butter mixture, beating well. Add raisin mixture and grated chocolate, stirring until well blended. Stir in remaining flour mixture.

Grating chocolate

Our sophisticated chocolate grating method. I call it elbow grease. It's an excellent upper body workout.

Adding the raisins and chocolate
I mentioned these cookies were rich, right?

Shape dough into 1-inch balls, and place on lightly greased baking sheets.

Ready to Bake

Bake cookies at 350 for 9 minutes or until almost firm. (Do not over bake.) Cool on baking sheets 3 minutes.

Dipping Cookies

Dip cookies in Lemon Glaze.

Store cookies in an airtight container up to 3 weeks, or freeze up to 8 months.
Yield: 6 dozen-ish

Lemon Glaze
2 1/4 C. sifted confectioners' sugar
2 T. lemon juice
1 T. orange juice

Combine all three ingredients, stirring until smooth. Add additional confectioners' sugar or orange juice to adjust consistency. (I like a thick but still drippy consistency.)

Lemon Iced Chocolate Spice Cookies

Voila! Enjoy!

More Mouthwatering Monday over at Rachel's place.

12 comments:

Leisa Hammett said...

End result...the silver tray...is SO Alexandria Stoddard, Living Beautifully....

Amy said...

Leisa - HA! Sure, if Alexandra allows smudges on the handles of her silver tray.

That tray is actually special. It's an enormous silver piece my mother-in-law gave me.

Lori said...

Yummy! Those look really good.

I'm just making pain old chocolate chip for the monkeys.

mo.stoneskin said...

Apron? What's an apron?

Actually, I quite like cooking, especially puddings and things that are bad for your teeth.

Michelle Smiles said...

I think those are the type of cookie I would have to try before I baked. It is an odd combo in my head but intriguing. They look very pretty though :)

de said...

Whoa! I'm making these at Christmas. Thank you!

evenshine said...

The whole time I was thinking: how great is it that you're teaching him to cook/bake?? He will totally make a great husband, whose wife will not have to worry that he and the children will starve/live on Ramen noodles when she goes out of town to a conference...

Heather @ Not a DIY Life said...

Wow, those look and sound amazing! I'll definitely have to try these soon, maybe even add them to my Christmas cookie list. Nah, I'll just save them all for myself!!

Broccoli Cupcake said...

They look yummy...I was just thinking about baking the Deceptively Delicious chocolate chip cookies (they have chickpeas in them). Sounds gross but they are soooooo good!

MarcomMom said...

These sound amazing!

Maggie May said...

um..yes please!

Rachel said...

Yum. JUST yum!!!!

and the baker.. too precious for any words.
xoxo

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