Thursday, April 2, 2009

Lemon White Chocolate Cookies

A few years ago, I made an Orange White Chocolate cookie, and I really enjoyed that. Lately, I've been thinking about trying a Lemon White Chocolate version, and I took the oppurtunity to try that combo a few days ago. I love it, possibly even more than the orange white chocolate cookie. The delicate flavors blended so well together. To some of the batch, I added chopped macadamia nuts. These were really good, too. I'll include the nuts in the recipe as an option. I used Trader Joe's natural lemon extract. For the white chocolate, I used Milka brand, which is widely available in Europe. I used a random amount of 7 oz; use whatever you think is good. Adding lemon zest to this recipe would make it even better!

Lemon White Chocolate Cookies

1 cup unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon lemon extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup whole wheat pastry flour
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
7 ounces white chocolate, chopped
1/2 cup macadamia nuts, chopped (optional)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cream the butter and sugars together until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg and lemon extract. Stir the flour, baking soda, and salt together; gradually mix into the creamed mixture. Stir in the white chocolate and nuts. Using a medium cookie scoop, drop balls of dough onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake for 8-10 minutes in the preheated oven. Cool on the baking sheet for about 2 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.


HoneyB said...

Sounds yummy! Love that pic with the white chocolate. Yummm.

Bethany said...

Michelle, how fun to find your blog and find out what a fabulous cook/baker you are! My tummy is growling after browsing threw your recipes. They look fanastic!

Linda said...

I'm glad you tried that cookie with lemon--I would not have thought of that, but what a great taste combo!

I still have that Milka white chocolate on my Wishlist on Amazon.

Mindy said...

Well, I haven't made the cookies yet, but I must tell you; I fixed your Lemon-Paprika Chicken Tenders with Parsley Mayo and the Lemon-Garlic Potatoes (Jan 13th post) and everything was absolutely delicious!!

Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful recipes. Like Bethany, I've only recently discovered your blog, but what a treat! Pretty much everything I see makes me drool : - p

What A Dish! said...

Well, thanks, everyone! Mindy, I'm so glad the recipes turned out for you. That makes me happy! Yay!