Wednesday, 7 July 2010

White Chocolate and Lemon Cookies

Today the weather is much cooler and to be honest I welcome it with open arms. I find it hard to function and find motivation in the heat wave we’ve been having, plus the migraines (due to the heat), which thankfully aren’t everyday, can be debilitating. I thought I’d make the most of today’s weather and catch up on house chores and do a spot of baking. I came across these cookies online and was intrigued by the lemon-white chocolate combination, however being a big fan of anything citrus and white chocolate I was sold by the idea. I wasn’t surprised when I took a bite to realise the white chocolate compliments the sweet, zingy lemon perfectly.

These luscious White Chocolate and Lemon Cookies are light, chewy, and full of flavour and taste just like summertime. Word of warning, these cookies are highly addictive!


White Chocolate and Lemon Cookies

Makes around 25

Ingredients
110g unsalted butter, softened
100g caster sugar
55g soft brown sugar
pinch of salt
zest of one lemon
1 teaspoon lemon juice or extract
1 large egg, beaten
170g plain flour
1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
200g white chocolate, chopped into chunks

Preheat oven to 190C (fan-forced 170C). Line a baking sheet with baking parchment.

Cream butter, caster sugar, soft brown sugar and salt together until fluffy. Beat in the lemon zest and lemon juice or extract. Taste and add more juice/extract if it’s not lemony enough for you. Beat in the egg until well combined.

Stir the flour and bicarbonate of soda together then sift over the creamed mixture. Mix together until just combined, add the chocolate chunks and continue mixing until well combined.

Drop well-spaced heaped teaspoonfuls of cookie dough onto the prepared baking sheet. Bake for 7-8 minutes until the cookies are pale gold and just beginning to brown round the edges. They should be a little puffy, too.

Cool on the sheet for one minute then transfer to a wire rack to completely cool.

15 comments:

The Girl said...

Brilliant!! I'm such a massive fan of white chocolate (which makes me feel like a child sometimes) and this with the lemon sounds like the perfect combination!

Lucie said...

Yum Maria - These look so tempting - the hunks of white chocolate look divine. Love Lucie x

Jill said...

Oh yes, I'm a very big fan of all things Lemony. I often make Lemon muffins, melt some white chocolate and just pour it over the top - yummmmmmy!

I'll be making your White Choc & Lemon Cookies tomorrow and can't wait try them.

Thanks for this great recipe.
Jill x

Nickki said...

I know how you feel Maria, I also welcome the cooler weather. As much as I love the sun it doesn't love me unfortunately as I suffer from migraines from time to time. A real nuisance. Your white choc and lemon cookies look delicious! x

Maaya said...

wow this look so yummy
i love bickys like this

Kitty M said...

Hello Maria lovely to meet you and thanks so much for visiting Dolliedaydream this afternoon. I hoep you have found some respite from the heat today - I must admit I am a sun worshiper myself, so I was feeling a little cheated to see the rain up North again ... plus we have just rescued a little puppy, so it's muddy paw prints all over my floors lol :-) Your blog is lovely too - I'm having a British Bake Off on the 31st July hope you can join us xxx

Beth (Jam and Clotted Cream) said...

Never tried lemon white choc combo - I think I might have to give it a go

Katiecakes said...

They sounds amazing! I love lemony biscuits.

Katie xox

crazydaisy said...

These look great, something to do with the stacks of white chocolate I compulsively stockpile...

Chele said...

I'll to give this recipe a try - I've got people banging down the door for the orange and white chocolate cookies so I imagine they would like these ones just the same ;0)

busygran said...

Maria,
I'm going to give this a try. They looks so scrumptious. I hope my grandsons will love it.

Emmalene said...

How yummy! I am going out this evening for a meal but looking at your blog is making me hungry...not a good idea, with 5 hours to go! Love the presentation too x

Choclette said...

Ooh, this sounds like a perfect combination - delicious.

Drífa Aðalsteinsdóttir said...

Hi!
These look lovely! :)
One question, do you think i could put 100 g of Macadamia nuts and 100 g of white chocolate instead of 200 g of just chocolate?

Best regards,
Drífa

Drífa Aðalsteinsdóttir said...

Hi.

These look lovely. :)

One question, do you think i can use 100 g of Macadamia nuts and 100 g of white chocolate instaed of 200g chocolate?