Friday, May 15, 2009

White Chocolate Chip Lemon Cookies

Believe it or not, I found this recipe on the back of the cardboard insert of a Wilton cookie sheet I was using for the first time. I was in the mood for some cookies, and I had all of the ingredients on hand, so I thought I'd give them a try. I'm a huge fan of anything lemon-flavored, and I was intrigued by the lemon-white chocolate combination, which I don't think I'd ever had before.

I couldn't believe how good these little cookies were! They tasted exactly like lemon cake, so they were right up my alley. Joe even liked these, and he's not a huge fan of lemon (he had a bad experience with a something called "lemonade pie" a few years ago) (and no, it wasn't made by me!). These cookies are light and flavorful and just all-around delicious. They taste like summertime. I'm so glad I noticed the recipe before I threw that cardboard insert away!

White Chocolate Chip Lemon Cookies
Source: Wilton

1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
1 egg
1 tablespoon milk
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup white chocolate chips
1 1/2 teaspoons grated lemon zest

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar with electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add egg, milk, lemon juice and vanilla; mix well.

3. Combine flour, baking powder and salt. Add to butter mixture; mix well. Stir in white chocolate chips and lemon zest.

4. Drop by tablespoonfuls or cookie scoop onto ungreased (Wilton!) cookie pan. Bake 12-15 minutes or until edges are a light golden brown. Cool 3 minutes in pan; remove and cool completely on cooling rack.


Donna-FFW said...

Cassie- I am printing this one out, if it is a cookie that tastes like lemon cake, I am all over it.

Sonya said...

I made these today Cassie and they were wonderful!! I too love all things lemon and this is just what we needed on a cold snowy afternoon! Thank you :)