Chewy chocolate cookies with lemon cherry dip

This is actually a recipe fail, that is a recipe win. If I’ve confused you, it’s okay, I frequently confuse myself too. I had intended to make sandwich cookies, but the filling was too runny. That’s when it dawned on me – fruits and veggies have dips, so why not cookies?! And that’s how these chewy chocolate cookies with lemon cherry dip came to be.

Chewy Chocolate Cookies With Lemon Cherry DipI love recipes that can be tweaked to your own preferences. This dip can be tarter or sweeter, depending on how much lemon juice, cherry, and confectioner’s sugar you use. You could use blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, or blackberries instead of maraschino cherries. You could leave the lemon out entirely. You could have only lemon. Get creative!

Chewy Chocolate Cookies With Lemon Cherry DipMy new philosophy? When life hands you lemons – make a dip!

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Chocolate cookies with lemon cherry dip
Servings Prep Time
20-24 Cookies 30 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
15 minutes 30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
20-24 Cookies 30 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
15 minutes 30 minutes
Chocolate cookies with lemon cherry dip
Servings Prep Time
20-24 Cookies 30 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
15 minutes 30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
20-24 Cookies 30 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
15 minutes 30 minutes
Ingredients
Chocolate Cookies
Lemon Cherry Dip
Servings: Cookies
Instructions
Chocolate Cookies
  1. Mix flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt together and set aside.
  2. Cream the melted butter and sugar together in mixing bowl, then add the coconut oil, eggs and vanilla and beat until mixed.
  3. Add dry mixture to wet batter 1/4-1/2 cup at a time. Beat until batter has the consistency of wet sand.
  4. Using a medium-sized cookie scoop, scoop out batter and form into a ball (if you do not have a cookie scoop, 1 rounded tablespoon of dough is about the equivalent). Place 1" apart on cookie sheet, then use a cup or other flat object to flatten cookies until they are 1 1/2"-2" in diameter. Cookies will not spread out much when baking. For thinner, crunchier cookies, flatten more.
  5. Bake at 350 for 15 minutes then transfer to cooling rack.
Lemon Cherry Dip
  1. Drain juice from cherries and chop them in a food processor.
  2. Whip the cream cheese, butter, and vanilla together. Slowly add the lemon juice before adding the confectioner's sugar 1/4 cup at a time, being sure to scrape the sides and bottom of the bowl. Lastly, fold in the cherries.
  3. Refrigerate for 30 minutes before serving, and keep refrigerated. Will last 1 week in the fridge, assuming it isn't ate before then!
Recipe Notes

There are no hard-and-fast rules for the dip. It can be tarter or sweeter, depending on how much lemon juice, cherry, and confectioner's sugar you use. You could use blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, or blackberries instead of maraschino cherries. You could leave the lemon out entirely. You could have only lemon. Don't be afraid to get creative.

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  • Lindsay Carreiro

    Good god, I wish I was a food blogger!! These look so good!

  • https://stolenmomentsbypam.blogspot.com/ Pam

    This sounds good! I used to love dunking cookies into things as a kid. This recipe is the perfect excuse to do that again!

  • Shannon Peterson

    Ooh, yum! I never would have thought to combine chocolate with lemon and cherry but this sounds delicious!

  • Erin

    WOW this looks absolutely amazing! Great photos too :)
    Erin | erinfinity.com

  • Courtney Dunsmore

    This looks so delicious! The dip is the best part- makes already great simple cookies even more interesting!(:

  • Clairejustineo

    Oh wow the dip looks so yummy! Love chocolate cookies.. Thanks for linking up to Creative Mondays

  • 60-TheNew40.com

    That dip looks so good, I could just eat that. I like your dip quote. Great photos too.
    Kathleen #debbieinshape

  • Mary Gilbert

    Interesting…..I never thought about dipping cookies in anything but milk…may have to try this! #debbieinshape

  • https://debbieinshape.com/ Debbie Rodrigues

    That looks so delicious! Chocolate is my weakness… Thanks for sharing it on #debbieinshape friends.

  • https://www.sizzlingtowardssixty.com.au sue

    Oh they look delicious. I saw this on #debbieinshape fb page