Wednesday, August 8, 2012

White Chocolate Lemon Cookies

Inspiration:  The reason behind these cookies.

At SEP, we ate lunch at St. Anne's Belfield.  Pretty much every day/ every other day, they served cookies for dessert.  When they did,  kids would sprint to get in line before they got cold.  Yes, these cookies were served warm.  Fresh from the oven.

This is when counselor cuts came in handy.

Chocolate chip, sugar, or white chocolate lemon.  Take your pick.  They were all delicious.  My personal favorite was the white chocolate lemon.  Not only were there white chocolate chunks and a zesty lemon flavor, but there was also coconut.  I'd never had a cookie like this before, and I was hooked.  I remember reminding myself multiple times throughout camp that when I got home, I had to try to recreate these.

So I did :)

And I have to say, these are pretty spot on.

I took a basic chocolate chip cookie recipe and made some amendments.  I replaced the chocolate chips for white chocolate, added about 1 cup of coconut, lemon juice, and lemon zest.  Yummy!

Here's the recipe!

White Chocolate Lemon Cookies

1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
3/4 packed brown sugar
3/4 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
~ 2tbsp. (or one full lemon) lemon juice
2 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
1- 1 1/2 cups coconut
1 1/2 - 2 cups white chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350F.
Combine butter and sugars in large mixing bowl; mix.
Add eggs, one at a time.
Mix in vanilla and lemon juice.
Add flour, baking soda, and salt; mix.
Stir in coconut and white chocolate chips.
Drop by rounded tbsp-fuls on an ungreased cookie sheet.
Bake for 8-10 minutes.

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