This only gets two stars because the idea of kumquat cookies is great. You can tell when you mix these up that they have too much flour, not enough shortening, leavening or sugar. I don't care if a cookie is really sweet, but it needs to taste like a cookie instead of a cross between a powder biscuit and a muffin, and it doesn't have enough shortening for either of those either. Take your favorite chocolate chip or oatmeal cookie recipe and add kumquats.
My 10 yr old picked out a bag of kumquats the other day. We have never tried them so were surprised that by themselves they are a little bitter. I went in search of a recipe and found this. I was skeptical at first but read the reviews and it sounded like a good one to try. OH MY!! These are DELISH!! The whole family devoured them (except the fussy 8 year old). I am SO glad I found this recipe. I used 60% cacao ghirardelli chips. The hard part was dicing the little fruits. We will be making these again soon.
Yum. I brought a bunch of these back to MI from FL and made a batch. I sent cookies back to FL and my brother loved them! I loved them and so did my friends here in MI. They could have been a bit sweeter for my liking; it is a unique cookie with a unique taste.
Yummy. Only thing is I used 85% cocoa chocolate bar and cut it up - they were not sweet enough for me - However the chewy kumquats were delicious - Only have to use up another 10lbs of the things now! On with the marmalade!
Awesome, thanks for the recipe. I have a kumquat tree that produces over one hundred a year so this recipe will be used for a long time!
Kudos to your kumquat skills. Easy to make, not too sweet, and a good way to rid yourself of excess kumquats. I made these for a party and they were such a sucess that everyone left with a copy of the recipe and a bag of kumquats.