Saturday, April 17, 2010

Lemon Nut White Chocolate Cookies

When life gives you lemons they say make lemonade. In this case I went for lemon cookies. Sorry I haven't posted in so long. Life just got a little out of hand for me. Hopefully there will be more occasions for me to post something a little more often. These cookies have only a subtle lemon taste and I don't know if it is because it is humid here today, but they are soft not crispy.




LEMON NUT WHITE CHOCOLATE COOKIES

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup butter or margarine, softened
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 12 ounce package white chocolate chips (I had a chunk of Ghiardelli white I chopped up)
1 cup walnuts or cashews (of course I used good old Texas pecans)
1 teaspoon grated lemon peel

Combine flour, baking soda and salt in a small bowl. Beat butter, brown sugar and granulated sugar in a large mixing bowl until creamy. Beat in egg and lemon juice; gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in morsels, nuts and lemon peel. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto ungreased baking sheets.
Bake in preheated 375° F oven for 7 to 10 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool on baking sheets for 3 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.
Makes 3 dozen.

6 comments:

Katy ~ said...

Gosh, I bet these are good. My favorite lemon cookie of all time though is the lemon cookie recipe you posted a while back. I can eat those one right after another. Gosh I love those.

I think I would love these too!

Good to see you; I've been thinking about you and glad you're doing well.

Abby said...

Glad to see you back!

I've never had lemon and white chocolate before. These sound perfect for a Ladies Tea. :)

Anj said...

Thanks, Abby! I'm not usually a fan of white chocolate, but it actually gives the cookies a buttery flavor in a way. The lemon is not enough for me in these cookies and they were kind of soft, but they were good.

Bellini Valli said...

You have two of my favourite things here Anj...lemon and white chocolate.

Emily said...

Anj! These sound so good! I love lemon and white chocolate together.
And you gotta love those Texas pecans! ;)

How have you been? Thank you for stopping by and reading! And voting! That's very, very nice of you.

Chez Us said...

Oh, I just found your site and I love that term - GRITS. I have never heard that. These cookies look and sound great, sort of like a lemondrop. Hope you will continue to post yummy treats for all of us!