According to wikipedia, the kumquats or cumquats are a group of small fruit-bearing trees in the flowering plant family Rutaceae, in the genus Fortunella which may better be included in Citrus as it is often done. The edible fruit closely resembles that of the orange but is smaller and is often oval.
I,therefore,simply take it as a kind of orange and in my point of view, chocolate and orange are never harmful when paired in a baked good..and in fact,I fancy this duo more than any pairs of other fruit and chocolate!
When I came accross this recipe from recipezaar,I, then, was so keen to give it a try with two very good reasons..a favorite duo of mine and the first try-out for kamquat in baking!
Anyway,I didn't make it in a cookie form as originally done. I, instead, baked a whole batter in a baking tin and cut it into bars which it's the way I prefer to eat cookies..bizaar,isn't it?? lol..