Traditional Christmas sugar cookies are given a decadent twist with these lemon chocolate sugar cookies. They’re just as buttery and crunchy as simple sugar cookies but they also satisfy your chocolate cravings with the addition of decadent chocolate chips.
These delicious lemon chocolate chip sugar cookies are easy to make and require simple ingredients (most of which you probably have on hand in your pantry). They maintain their crunchy texture and keep well in the freezer. They would be the perfect addition to your selection of Christmas cookies, whether they are served to guests or given as gifts.
Lemon and chocolate are an unsuspecting power couple. The balance of flavours of the sweet, bitter chocolate and the freshness and sour bite of lemon makes for a delicious and unique flavour combination. The addition of lemon heightens the flavour of the chocolate chips and also adds a delicate and subtle flavour to the cookies.
As of last year, we started baking Christmas cookies as a family, albeit we can only manage to make a few batches with two little ones in tow! Last year we made these Peanut Butter Sugar Cookies.
On a side note, be mindful of the fact that if you do make these with the kids you’ll need to tack on some extra minutes to the total prep time.
Having said that, I’m quite certain that seeing the joy on your kid’s faces as they prepare these will definitely make up for the extra time and effort!
If you try this recipe (and love it!) be sure to snap a pic and tag me on Instagram with #bitesforfoodies so I can see your creation!