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These are delightful, unsual cookies. Who would have thought to combine the flavors of lemon,almonds, and chocolate together in one cookie? These taste like tender, buttery shortbread on the outside, with the hidden surprise of the chocolate candy in the center. Definitely let the cookies sit on the cookie sheets a while before attempting to remove - if you remove them too soon, they crumble.
I've made these about 2 dozen times. I don't like lemon and chocolate, but it was good. Since then, I use vanilla extract (omitting juice) or almond extract. I do grind the almonds into more of a flour than chopped up. MMMMMMMM
I liked this cookie, very easy to make. I used a small scoop for the dough and inserted the kiss half way, then filled the remaining scoop. Worked well and baked exactly 10 minutes. I wish the lemon flavor was more prominent, but they were good anyway.
This is the exact same recipe that I have in my Pillsbury Best Cookies Cookbool.......I only made a few with hershey's kisses and the rest with cooked pineapple jam instead...my family really preferred this version with the chocolate in it........They came out looking quite weird, like in the picture..and not round like what it looked like in the book. They also crumble rather easily, and the ones at the bottom of the cookie jar were squashed. I dont think Ill try this again, but thanks anyway.
I love these cookies. I also experimented and replaced the lemon juice with almond extract and hershey kisses with almonds in them. I couldn't make them fast enough for the cookie monsters.
We loved the combination of lemon and chocolate in these cookies. After dusting with powdered sugar and drizzling the chocolate on, they made a beautiful presentation on the cookie plate. The first batch I made didn't turn out very well as I used too much dough on the kisses. The bottom of the cookies burned and the dough in the middle of the cookies was not done. Absolutely use the amount of dough listed in the recipe to wrap the kisses. After measuring out a tablespoon of dough for the second batch, the cookies came out perfectly. Thanks for sharing this recipe!