Lemon White Chocolate Sugar Cookies


I feel like all I talk about on this site is food. There’s no chit-chat about the weather, no analyzing of the economy, no politics, reality TV, or Nascar. Just food. Granted it is a site dedicated to food and living the good life. But sometimes I feel like I should branch out and have a conversation with you about other issues. The thing is, I like talking about food. I have entire conversations about food. About frosting. Slow-cooked meat. Italian food. The many flavors that go with chocolate. Bread. Dessert. Restaurants. Did you know that whenever we vacation, it really is all about the food? We plan our day around what restaurants we want to hit and where they are located. Sick? I don’t think so. You gotta eat. Right? Well, it is probably ridiculous, but when you’re in love with food as much as I am, that’s what I’m gonna talk about. So, today let’s talk about cookies. Lemon. White chocolate. Sugar. All in a cookie?! Brilliant pairing of ingredients. They are light. Crispy but soft. Excellent!! Credit goes to Tara for these. Thank you Tara!!


1 cup butter

1 1/2 c sugar

1 egg

1 t vanilla

1/4 t lemon zest

2 T lemon juice

3 c flour

1 t baking soda

1/2 t baking powder

1/2 t salt

2-3 T heavy cream

2 c white chocolate chips

additional sugar


Beat butter and sugar until creamy. Blend in egg, vanilla, lemon zest and lemon juice. Add flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Stir just until combined. Stir in just enough cream to make a soft dough. Stir in white chocolate chips. Using cookie scoop, form balls and place on cookie sheet. Using bottom of glass (dipped in sugar), flatten balls slightly. Cook at 375°F for 8-10 minutes (6-7 minutes for mini cookies). Cool slightly and remove from cookie sheet.

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6 Responses to Lemon White Chocolate Sugar Cookies

  1. Jan Jardine says:

    Carol, as a fellow foodie, I LOVE talking about food, restaurants, kitchen tools, etc., so don’t feel bad for talking about food! In fact, that’s why I love your blog so much!
    I’d like to plan a vacation to the great restaurants I see on “Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives” on Food TV.

    These cookies look so delicious, and I LOVE lemon and white chocolate!

    • Carol says:

      Thanks, Jan!! I love to know there are others out there like me. :) Can I come with you on the Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives Tour?? It could be the Tour de Food! That is a fantastic idea. Wouldn’t that be so much fun? I love that we are food friends!!

      • Jan Jardine says:

        Sorry I didn’t see this until tonight! And yes…we should do a Tour de Food sometime. I love that we are food friends too. I just read your Hawaiian kabob recipe, and it looks sooooo good! Your family is so lucky!!

  2. Terri @ that's some good cookin' says:

    Carol, we do the same thing with our vacations, so we are sick, too.

    As for Diners, Drive-ins and Dives, we actually stopped at a place in Rhode Island a few years ago that had just been taped for Triple D in the week prior. We had taken a wrong turn turn on our way up the coast and decided to just go where the road took us. We passed an obvious diveish sort of place and on a whim decided to stop there for lunch. One of the locals was talking with the owner about the filming the previous week and that’s how we learned that it was going to be featured on DDD. It was fun to watch the show several weeks later when it aired.

    And one more thing–start your DDD tour in Salt Lake. You can hit Red Iguana, Blue Plate Diner, Lone Star Taqueria, Moochie’s Meatballs, Ruth’s Diner, and Pat’s Barbecue. Here is a link I found that has a list of all of the places Guy has visited. http://www.flavortownusa.com/Locations.aspx The Diners are listed alphabetically on the left of the page, but just scroll down a little and on the RIGHT side of the page you can choose to view the Diners by state.

    Last thing–Those cookies look wonderful. I need to make them. and eat them.

    • Carol says:

      Hi Terri . . . thanks so much for the info on the DDD places to go. That will come in handy when I chart my course for my tour. Seriously, I want to try out some of those places. For sure the local places in Salt Lake, right?? What a happy accident that you ended up at one of the dives. Was it amazing food?? I love that you plan vacations around restaurants too. Food really is the fun of life, isn’t it?? It’s fun blog chatting with you!

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