March 11, 2011

White Chocolate Chip Lemon Cookies

I've been gone for a bit. I know.

Forgiven me yet?

These are adapted from a recipe given to me by a friend's mother. I have yet to figure out which cookbook the cookies actually come from, however. The original called for orange zest, which also tastes wonderful. But I'm more of a lemon person myself.

These are thin cookies that are crispy on the outside and chewy and lovely on the inside.

They have white chocolate chips in them.

They are super sugary with a hint of sour.

You can spread lemon curd on them after they've cooled for extra lemony flavor.

Do it....

White Chocolate Chip Lemon Cookies
adapted: source unknown
(makes 40 cookies)

1/2 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1 egg
Grated zest of 1 lemon (or more if you like a strong lemon flavor)
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 cup all purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 1/2 cup white chocolate chips

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

Use a microplane on the outer lemon peel, stopping when the peel turns white. Place zest in a small bowl and set aside. Measure out white chips in a separate bowl.

In a large bowl beat butter and sugar until throughly combined. Add the egg, lemon zest and the vanilla extract and mix.

In a separate bowl sift together the dry ingredients or mix carefully with a fork. Combine dry mixture with wet and add the white chocolate chips, stirring until combined.

Roll the dough into balls, flattening two inches apart on the baking sheet. They will spread thin.

Bake 8-10 minutes.

Remove from baking sheet and let cool on a rack.

1 comment:

B.S. said...

That first cookie picture kinda made me drool a bit. Hello, Tastespotting.