Chocolate Lime Meltaways

“Do I get a cookie?”

As the weather gets colder, I get baking.  There is something so comforting about the smell of yummy cookies in the oven, especially when they are chocolate!  I wanted to make something interesting – a change from the usual chocolate chip or oatmeal raisin.  Once I made this cookie, and it turned out to be the most decadent and delicious chocolate cookie I have ever made, I knew just what it needed.  A tangy lime frosting was the perfect addition to the rich chocolate taste.  And the texture came out so amazing – they really do melt-away in your mouth.  They were especially good dipped in a glass of 7-grain milk – so good in fact that my dog could barely resist.  And, if you don’t have limes or the time or desire to frost them, they are incredible without the frosting too!

Chocolate Lime Meltaways – makes 40

  • 3 c flour
  • 2/3 c cocoa powder
  • 1/2 t baking soda
  • 1 c sugar
  • 1 c packed brown sugar
  • 3/4 c earth balance spread, softened
  • 2 fleggs (2 T ground flax mixed with 5 T warm water)
  • 2 t vanilla
  • 12 oz semi sweet chocolate chips

Frosting

  • 2-3 T lime juice
  • 1 1/4 c powdered sugar
  • lime zest for garnish

Combine and add water by 1/4 t at a time to get right consistency.

Preheat oven to 350.  In a large bowl, beat sugars and earth balance spread on medium high speed.  Add fleggs and vanilla.  In a small bowl, combine flour, baking soda and cocoa powder.  Add flour mix and chocolate chips and beat on low until all combined.  Batter will be crumbly.  Form into 2” round balls and place on a lightly greased cookie sheet.

Bake 10 minutes.  After three minutes, press down on each cookie with the bottom of a glass to flatten a bit.  Once cookies are cool, frost and garnish with zest.

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