Easy melt-in-your-mouth small batch lemon snowball cookies tossed in powdered sugar are a burst of lemon flavor with a bit of crunch from lemon chocolate chips.
Then there’s Jen from Juanita’s Cocina, who I have bonded with quite well over the past year, so we exchanged Christmas cookies. The problem is she doesn’t like chocolate, peanut butter, or ginger. Um, hello? It’s Christmas cookie season! How can you make Christmas cookies without those three ingredients?!
I knew she has a love affair with lemon, so I baked her these small batch Lemon Snowball Cookies. Think melt-in-your-mouth lemon shortbread cookies coated with powdered sugar. They are a burst of lemon flavor with a bit of crunch.
If you thought I lived in the middle of nowhere, it took my cookies one week (!) to arrive in Texas. One week. Seven days. Those poor, neglected cookies. I was so worried that they would arrive stale.
Then one day I get this message that she wanted the recipe. Now. Then she asked what the crunchy part was. Then five minutes later, she bought lemon chocolate chips to recreate them.
Yes, I said lemon chocolate chips. As I was browsing the one local country market, I found lemon chocolate chips. I had no clue what I was going to do with them, but who sees lemon chocolate chips every day?
The original recipe called for crushed lemon drops, but I used the chips instead. When the cookies are fresh from the oven, they are soft and melted. When they cool, however, they become crunchy.
You can buy lemon chocolate chips online (affiliate link). If you can’t find them or don’t want to special order them, substitute crushed lemon drop candies.
Source: Adapted from Gold Medal Flour Easy Holiday Gifts