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.
I 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!