Lemon White Chip Sugar Cookies

Lemon White Chip Sugar Cookies was a recipe that evolved as it went, I started out making regular sugar cookies, then had a burst of creativity, thus causing me to add lemon zest and chocolate chips. This is a quick cookie recipe that you could throw together at the last minute if you had to. Say you suddenly find out that you have friends coming over for dinner, so you throw together a meal and remember that you have neglected dessert, so what to do? Make cookies of course! They are quick, easy, and one of the most universally loved desserts. These cookies only take twenty minutes total to put together, less if you do not refrigerate the dough. As to the type of chocolate chips you use, white chocolate is traditional, but this time around I made them with semi-sweet and found the stronger chocolate flavor to be a nice contrast to the subtle hint of lemon. However, if you prefer to follow the recipe rather than branching out on your own, use white chocolate chips. This episode of Delicious Food 101 features The Chef, La Critico, Friar Tyst, and the Health Inspector.

The Chef: “Friar Tyst, what do you think about these cookies?” Friar Tyst: “Well they’re real good.” The Chef: “I’ve always thought that it’s funny how your opinions are simple in their delivery, yet accurate in their true portrayal of your thoughts.” Friar Tyst: “Huh?”

The Chef: “La Critico, would you like a cookie?” La Critico: “Well I wouldn’t turn one down.” The Chef: “Therefore one would assume that you like them?” La Critico: “Well they’re pretty good little cookies.”

The Ingredients: 2 to 2 1/2 cups of cake flour, 1/2 cup softened butter, 1 cup granulated sugar, 1/2 cup raw cane sugar, 1 egg, 1 to 2 tsp. lemon zest, 1 tsp. baking powder, 1 tsp. salt, 1/2 to 3/4 cup semisweet or white chocolate chips.

Using a hand mixer, cream together butter and sugar in a large mixing bowl. Add half of the flour and the egg, mix until combined. Add the lemon zest, the remaining flour, baking powder, and salt, mixing until just combined. Fold in the chocolate chips by hand. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees; refrigerate the dough while the oven is preheating. When the oven is preheated roll the dough into two inch balls, placing them onto a greased cookie sheet. Bake for 8-10 minutes. Makes one and a half dozen.

These are on the small side, meaning they disappear even faster!



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