Lemon White Chocolate Chip Cookies

September 11, 2017
Lemon White Chocolate Chip Cookies ~ a tasty lemon-laced twist to your typical chocolate chip cookies!

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My husband doesn't like lemon desserts.  Crazy boy.

Fortunately for me, though, I have a 7-year-old in the house and always-willing-to-eat-sweets neighbors who adore lemon ... just like me.  Because when I find a lemon dessert idea I want to try, I need a little help taste testing and gobbling up the results.  I'm so glad to have some fellow lemon-lovers nearby to help with that task!  Someone's sure got to pick up my husband's slack.

Well, these Lemon White Chocolate Chip Cookies were indeed one lemon dessert idea I just had to try.
And I'm so glad I did because my instincts were right ~ the flavor combination of fresh lemon and white chocolate in these tender cookies is fantastic.  An opinion that was echoed by our sweet 7-year-old Little Miss H. and my very-willing taste-testing neighbors.

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The lemon flavor in these cookies comes entirely from fresh lemon juice and lemon zest ... no lemon extract at all.  And I love that.  Using only fresh lemon creates a very "clean" tasting lemon flavor without the "harshness," for lack of a better word, that can sometimes come along with lemon extract.  It's a prominent, yet mild, lemon flavor that comes through in the finished baked cookies.

A mild lemon flavor that's beautifully complimented by the sweetness of the white chocolate chips, that is.  It's a flavor combination that goes great together.

As for texture, these Lemon White Chocolate Chip Cookies are soft and tender.  A touch of cream of tartar in the dough helps produce a nice rise and helps create their tenderness.  They stay soft for several days, and freeze well, too.

Lemon White Chocolate Chip Cookies ~ a tasty lemon-laced twist to your typical chocolate chip cookies!

So if you're looking for a bit of a different twist to your typical chocolate chip cookies, give Lemon White Chocolate Chip Cookies a try.

Even if my crazy non-lemon-loving husband won't give them a try, the rest of our family and my lemon-loving neighbors can sure vouch for their deliciousness!

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Lemon White Chocolate Chip Cookies
Source:  Adapted from Food Network Magazine, June 2017
(Printable recipe)
Ingredients
  • 2 ¼ c. all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 3/4 tsp. cream of tartar
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 12 T. (1 ½ sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 c. granulated sugar
  • generous 1 T. finely minced lemon zest {from about 2 lemons}
  • 1 T. fresh lemon juice {from about 1 lemon}
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ c. (about 9 oz.) white chocolate chips
Directions
  1. Combine flour, baking soda, cream of tartar, and salt in a bowl; set aside.
  2. With an electric mixer on medium-high speed, cream together butter, sugar, and lemon zest until light and fluffy; about 3 minutes. Mix in the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Mix in vanilla and lemon juice.
  3. With the mixer on low, beat in half of the flour mixture, mixing until just combined. Beat in the remaining flour mixture, mixing until just combined. Add white chocolate chips and stir in by hand.
  4. Drop heaping tablespoons of dough about 2-inches apart on baking sheets. Bake at 350℉ for 10 – 12 minutes until cookies are just barely getting some golden brown on the edges.
  5. Let cookies cool on the baking sheets for 2 – 3 minutes, then transfer to a cooling rack.





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10 comments

  1. I have to agree with your husband about lemon... however, your cookies look great and I'll definitely pin this recipe. Holidays are coming and I know LOTS of lemon lovers! Thanks!

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  2. I have been looking for this recipe for about 6 years. I had something very similar when I was on a business trip and I am so addicted to these cookies. Thank you so much.

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  3. Great cookies, wish I had one (well or maybe two)! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday,we are so happy to have you join us. Have a wonderful week and come back to see us real soon!
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  4. Oh I love lemon desserts! Your cookies look amazing - love the lemon/white chocolate flavour combination, Tracey. Pinning and sharing. Thank you so much for being a part of the Hearth and Soul Link Party. Hope to see you again this week!

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