These are absolutely the most perfect Chewy Chocolate Chunk Cookies in the world!
End of story.
Of course, it is important to note that this is one of the few recipes that my kiddos actually wait for the cookies to be baked - rather than trying to sneak cookie dough when they think I'm not looking...
When I was a young girl and only in love with anything chocolate, it puzzled me that anyone would pick lemon over chocolate in any form - cookies, cakes, candies....
And then my taste buds grew up, and now I understand!
And as much as I love fresh lemon bars, or lemon meringue pie, they pale in comparison to Fresh Lemon Curd!
This super rich, creamy and buttery treat is so super easy to make, it's hard to believe that anyone would buy the expense jars of this in the gourmet section of your local market!
A few ingredients, a few minutes, and you'll be enjoying this faster than you can imagine!
Lemon Curd is slightly thicker and packs a much more intense lemony sweet & tart "punch" than regular lemon pudding or the filling in Fresh Lemon Bars.
This is the perfect filling for shortbread cookies - perfect for those "lady" luncheons, baby showers or wedding brunches. Top with a fresh raspberry or blueberry and they are picture-perfect, and oh-so-tasty!
We also love this drizzled over warm buttermilk pancakes, and it is the perfect filling with some fresh blueberries in delicate crepes.
You'll also find it sets up perfectly as a filling for your favorite yellow or white layer cake, or as a filling in a Fresh Lemon Cupcake - so good!
Of course, I never have any shortage of volunteers to eat this with a spoon or lick their fingers!
Move over chocolate - there's a new favorite in town!
NEW ADDITION: You may also want to check out my Fresh Key Lime Curd recipe - just as perfect as Fresh Lemon Curd, but for the key lime lovers in your life, it is out of this world!