Best Dark Chocolate Lindt Lindor Cookies

Lindt Lindor Cookies, perfectly crunchy and chewy and full of sweet, creamy dark chocolate. It’s our favourite homemade cookie recipe when a craving for chocolate creeps up on us!

Looking for the best recipe for Lindt Cookies? These yummy cookies feature chopped Lindt dark chocolate bars and Lindor dark chocolate truffles.

Lindt Lindor Cookies are a perfect dessert idea for chocolate lovers at a potluck, Christmas or birthday party.

The ingredients in these easy cookies include standard pantry items and are out of the oven in less than an hour!

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Travel to Switzerland by Baking Lindt Lindor Cookies at Home

I love traveling to Europe!

I’ve had the opportunity to visit Switzerland four times to sample the best Swiss dishes, which are served everywhere from cute local restaurants to luxurious Michelin starred dining rooms. I’ve explored the best Swiss Chocolate Shops and learned to make traditional Tartiflette Reblochon at home.

Over the years I’ve written numerous stories on popular Swiss travel destinations such as Geneva, Lugano, Gruyere, Montreux, Lausanne, Bern, Andermatt, Zermatt, Basel, Burgenstock, Lucerne, Zurich, Interlaken and St. Gallen.

While Switzerland is a tiny country it is wonderfully diverse, featuring German, French and Italian regions. Switzerland’s one constant is its love for quality chocolate. It is considered the birthplace of milk chocolate and home to many of the world’s best chocolatiers.

Once back home from a trip to Switzerland you’ll have a newfound appreciation for Swiss chocolate and can impress friends and family by baking these yummy Lindt Lindor Cookies!

Lindt is a Swiss chocolate company that produces quality bars and truffles like Lindor.
Lindt is a Swiss chocolate company that produces quality bars and truffles like Lindor.
Ingredients you'll need to make our Lindt Lindor Cookies.
Ingredients you’ll need to make our Lindt Lindor Cookies.

Best Chocolate For Lindt Lindor Cookies

Our recipe for Lindt cookies includes two kinds of quality Swiss dark chocolate: chopped Lindt dark chocolate bars and Lindor dark chocolate truffles.

Lindt is Switzerland’s most famous chocolate company and their products are easy to find at a local grocery store or candy shop.

Lindt’s story began in 1845. The confectioner, David Sprüngli-Schwarz and his inventive son, Rudolf Sprüngli-Ammann, owned a small candy shop in the Marktgasse of Zurich’s Old Town. They decided to be the first ones in the German speaking part of Switzerland to manufacture chocolate in a solid form.

The innovative new treat was met with the approval of Zurich’s social elite because, after two years, it moved chocolate production from a cramped Zurich bakery to a small factory endowed with a water-supply in Horgen at the top end of Lake Zurich. Even at that time, as many as ten workers were employed.

Today, Lindt & Sprüngli is the third largest North American chocolate manufacturer. The company’s various chocolate brands are manufactured in Switzerland, Germany, France, Italy, Austria and America.

You can purchase several kinds of Lindt Dark Chocolate Bars, which are usually described by their cacao percentage. Our favourite Lindt Chocolate Bar contains 78% cocoa, but you can also find 70%, 75%, 90% and 99%. The higher the percentage of cocoa the more bitter the chocolate bar will taste.

If you want to get creative, you can also purchase Lindt Dark Chocolate Bars that are flavoured with Roasted Almonds, Chili, Sea Salt, Orange Rind, Mint, Caramel, Strawberry, Coconut, Raspberry and Hazelnut.

These Lindt chocolate cookies are the world’s best because we press half a creamy Lindor truffle into the centre of each dough ball. When the cookie dough bakes in the oven it flattens, creating a beautiful dollop of melted dark chocolate thanks to the truffle.

We’ve used dark chocolate Lindt products throughout this recipe. You could substitute for milk chocolate or white chocolate if they are your preference.

Whip butter, sugar, egg and vanilla in a stand mixture until creamy.
Whip butter, sugar, egg and vanilla in a stand mixture until creamy.
Chop Lindt dark chocolate bars and add them to the cookie dough.
Chop Lindt dark chocolate bars and add them to the cookie dough.

Visit Switzerland’s Best Chocolate Shops

If you’re a lover of fine chocolate we encourage you to plan a pilgrimage to Switzerland to visit the Best Swiss Chocolate Shops.

Many of the best chocolate shops in Switzerland have a deeply rooted history in their home towns. They are often located in the city’s town square and are frequented regularly by tourists and locals. You can often enjoy a Swiss chocolate tasting to learn more about the history of chocolate in Switzerland. Many Swiss chocolate shop tours include a tour of the factory and production area, which finishes with a yummy tutored chocolate tasting.

I recently organized a trip to the French region of Switzerland, taking the train from Geneva to Gruyere. It helped me appreciate how important dairy cows are to the Swiss economy and culture. I even spent a few days on a weekend getaway to Gruyere. You can stay at an agriturismo on a family-run cheese farm. Waking up each morning to a choir of cows mooing at you is beautiful bliss!

Switzerland’s most famous dishes and locally produced foods all contain dairy, thanks to the cows that graze the scenic Swiss Alps. Besides Swiss Chocolate you can sample fresh yogurt, cheeses like Gruyere and Emmental and the countries signature dish, cheese fondue.

We’ve used Lindt chocolate bars and Lindor truffles in this recipe because they are excellent quality and easy to purchase in Canada and America.

Lindt Cookies feature chopped chocolate bars and dark chocolate Lindor truffles.
Lindt Cookies feature chopped chocolate bars and dark chocolate Lindor truffles.
Scoop 1/3 cup of cookie dough into a ball and top with 1/2 a Lindor chocolate truffle.
Scoop 1/3 cup of cookie dough into a ball and top with 1/2 a Lindor chocolate truffle.

My Family Loves Chocolate Cookies

My family loves these Lindt Lindor Cookies.

The quick and easy cookie dough can be made in under 30 minutes, perfect for a last minute dessert or gift for Christmas or birthday party.

Many of my family and friends rank this recipe as the best dark chocolate cookies they’ve ever tasted. They bake into a perfectly crunchy and chewy texture and are packed with bitter dark chocolate pieces and creamy Lindor truffle.

We suggest doubling the recipe and storing a dozen cookie dough balls in a Ziplock bag in your freezer to enjoy later. Find yourself hosting a last minute dinner, invited to an impromptu party or simply have a craving for chocolate? Place the frozen cookie dough balls on a baking sheet and they’ll be ready in under 20 minutes!

Lindt chocolate cookies ready to go in the oven after freezing.
Lindt chocolate cookies ready to go in the oven after freezing.
Place Lindor Cookies onto a cookie sheet and bake in the oven.
Place Lindor Cookies onto a cookie sheet and bake in the oven.

Tips For Baking Lindt Chocolate Cookies

This recipe for Lindt Cookies is so quick and easy, even a novice baker should have no problems perfecting them at home.

Baking is a science so be sure to measure all of your ingredients accurately and sift the dry ingredients so you don’t find yourself munching on any balls of bitter baking soda. We also suggest keeping an eye on the oven, there’s nothing more sad than being forced to eat a batch of burnt chocolate cookies!

If bitter dark chocolate isn’t your thing, feel free to substitute for flavoured chocolate bars or any of Lindt’s festive Lindor truffles. For visual appeal, you might also want to sprinkle pretty Maldon salt flakes on top of the frozen dough balls before baking the cookies in the oven.

Once you’ve baked this recipe to perfection feel free to get creative by adding rolled oats, Skor toffee bits or chopped nuts like pecans, hazelnuts or walnuts.

Cool Lindt Chocolate Cookies on a rack before eating.
Cool Lindt Chocolate Cookies on a rack before eating.

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Lindt dark chocolate bars and Lindor truffles make this cookie recipe a family favourite.
Lindt dark chocolate bars and Lindor truffles make this cookie recipe a family favourite.

Best Homemade Lindt Lindor Cookies

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5 from 2 votes

Lindt Lindor Chocolate Cookies

Looking for the best Lindt cookies? Our recipe for dark chocolate Lindor Cookies are chewy, crunchy and creamy. A family festive favourite at Christmas!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12
Calories: 465kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 cups All purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp Baking soda
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 lb unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 cups White sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 6 oz Lindt Dark Chocolate Bar chopped
  • 6 Lindt Lindor Chocolate Truffles

Instructions

  • Adjust an oven rack to the middle position. Line 2 baking sheets with aluminum foil, parchment paper or nonstick baking mats.
  • In a small bowl, whisk the flour, baking soda and salt.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle, beat the butter on medium until creamy. Add the sugars and beat on medium until light and fluffy, 2 to 3 minutes. Add the egg, vanilla and 2 tablespoons water, and mix on low to combine. Add the flour mixture, and mix on low until combined. Add the chopped Lindt Dark Chocolate Bars and mix on low into the batter.
  • Heat the oven to 350 degrees. Form the dough into 1/3 cup balls. Place 4 balls an equal distance apart on a prepared pan. Cut Lindor Truffle's in half. Press half a Lindor Truffle into the centre of each cookie dough ball.
  • Transfer cookies to the freezer for 15 minutes before baking. After you put the first baking sheet in the oven, put the second one in the freezer.
  • Place the chilled baking sheet in the oven and bake 15-18 minutes.
  • Transfer the baking sheet to a wire rack; let cool before removing the cookies from the pan.

Nutrition

Calories: 465kcal | Carbohydrates: 55.5g | Protein: 4.1g | Fat: 27.1g | Saturated Fat: 17.5g | Cholesterol: 55mg | Sodium: 328mg | Potassium: 72mg | Fiber: 1.1g | Sugar: 37.8g | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 2mg

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