Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Pucker up! Lemon Cookies with White Chocolate Drizzle


Need something to take your mind off of the heat?  These lovely lemon gems might just fit the bill. They  have the perfect blend of sweet white chocolate and tart lemony goodness and are perfect with a tall glass of iced tea. Each one leaves you wishing for "just one more!"


I saw these Lemon Cookies on Jamie Cooks it Up! the other day when I was searching for something quick and easy to share with my thrift shop volunteer buddies Saturday morning. They all gave them a "thumbs-up," but what's not to love? Tart lemony cookie punctuated with white chocolate nuggets- yum!


Disclaimer: Even if you're a purist and can't stand the thought of using a cake mix, you might want to reconsider and try these anyway. They won't disappoint! If you love a quick and easy cookie with the bright sunny taste of lemon, don't think twice- just go ahead and mix 'em up!


Lovely Lemon Cookies with White Chocolate Drizzle
Recipe slightly adapted from Jamie Cooks it Up!
Ingredients:
1 box lemon cake mix (dry)
1 stick of butter, softened or melted
1 egg
1 Tablespoon fresh lemon juice
zest from 1/2 lemon
6 oz. white chocolate chips
confectioners sugar (optional)
 Directions:
  • Mix together the dry cake mix, butter, egg, lemon juice and lemon zest.
  • Stir in all but about 1/4 cup of the white chocolate chips.
  • Roll the mixture into 1 1/2 inch balls. (Golf ball size).
  • Place balls of dough onto parchment lined baking sheet. I flattened mine just a bit.
  • Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for about 8 to 9 minutes. You want them set, but not browned.
  • Remove to cooling rack. Cool completely, then drizzle with melted white chocolate.*
  • *To melt white chocolate, put it in a microwave safe bowl and microwave about 20 seconds. Stir and repeat. Don't worry if all of the chips aren't completely melted at this point. Keep stirring and they will melt. If they are still not a good "drizzling" consistency, stir in about 1/4 teaspoon of shortening.
  • If desired, sprinkle with confectioners sugar either in place of or in addition to the white chocolate drizzle.
  • Yield: About 18-20 large cookies, more if you make them smaller!

40 comments:

  1. Great recipe...loved your version dear...must try this one..!
    do visit my space as per your convenience...

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  2. Hi there, just stumbled across your blog. These look absolutely delicious! I love the presentation :)

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  3. Your cookies look so lemony perfect! I wish that I could bite into one now! I love lemon and now imagining how delicious it must be!

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  4. Beautiful photos! I want to make these - we love lemon in our house.

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  5. I love lemon anything and your cookies look spectacular! Love the pictures :o)

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  6. What a beautiful batch of cookies...I don't think I've seen anything this pretty for a long time. I love the thought of lemon paired with white chocolate too. Yum!

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  7. Lemon and white chocolate! U are speaking my language... Thinking they turn out more cakey than crunchy??? Cakey would be good snack food - crunchy would be good dessert food! Ur pics look fantastic! Thanx for a great post!

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  8. These look so delicious and buttery and soft, just the way I like my cookies! Absolutely beautiful, as always.

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  9. How delicious-looking. I really, really like lemon-dessert...I love the juxaposition of tart and sweet. And your cookies look particularly enticing.
    Did I mention that I adore your blog name? 'Cause I do.

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  10. How interesting. If ever, I find myself in a hurry...I'll run out and get me some cake mix...why not. I would have never thought cookies could be made from it...shows what I know?

    Flavourful wishes,
    Claudia

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  11. Thanks for the quick and easy cookie recipe, these are beauties!

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  12. I love the time-saving use of the boxed mix in this recipe! And the pretty white chocolate drizzle really makes them special!

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  13. Your cookies look absolutely delicious. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today.

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  14. Oh wow! These cookies look amazing. I would absolutely love these treats.

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  15. Hi Roomie! I almost stopped by today (unannounced) and then decided that might not be very polite; after all, you have a life! Looks like I should have stopped by. I can tell I have missed out on a lot of summer deliciousness. That berry pie looks "to die for." (I've been majoring on homework all summer and teaching three mornings a week.) I can show you my secrets for making pie crust. You busy Friday? I'll be finished teaching (probably in Colonial Beach) around 12:30. Where has the summer gone??????

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  16. Thanks everyone!
    URMomCooks- Cakey inside with a delicate crunch on the edges. Great snacking cookie!
    Indie.Tea- Thanks! My blog name comes from what my dad always called our chickens' eggs- "hen fruit!"
    S- Please do stop by! Apple or blackberry?

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  17. The white chocolate drizzle looks so lovely in contrast with the yellow cookies!

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  18. These really do look scrumptious. I love lemon or lime with white chocolate. It is a real flavor treat. Your cookies look wonderful. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings...Mary

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  19. I love lemon desserts!! I will have to give these a try. And a cake mix!! Who knew? =) BTW, your photos are lovely! Have a nice day. =)

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  20. White chocolate and lemon are such a great pair! What a wonderful idea=)

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  21. These look dangerous. In such a delicious way. I have been craving white chocolate all day...

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  22. Yum! White chocolate is so good with citrus fruits. These look delicious!

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  23. I have a similar recipe that uses a cake mix, but I have never thought of adding white chocolate chips, or that beautiful drizzle! Yours look amazing!

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  24. I've a good friend with a lemon tree. Next time she gifts me with her excess I'll have to put them to good use with your recipe!

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  25. You know, I've never combined lemon with white chocolate before...what an idea! The cookies look delicious. Thanks for the recipe!

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  26. These look and sound delish!

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  27. lemon cookies sound so good! and white chocolate add such a nice touch to them! I would love a plateful with a nice glass of milk!

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  28. I am all over these recipes for cookies using cake mixes! I just did a spice one, using only 1 egg and 1/2 C. butter and baked it in individual pie tins until soft in the center and topped it with ice cream and caramel.

    This lemon one looks incredible! I printed it off. Your photos are gorgeous too.

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  29. i'm pretty sure i can set aside my distaste for lemons simply due to the presence of those white chips and that awesome drizzle. fabulous cookies indeed!

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  30. These are so pretty! I never buy cake mix anymore but these are so tempting I may have to break down and make a run to the store tonight!

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  31. I'm the newest follower of your great blog.

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  32. Yum! They look delicious and I could go for one right now!

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  33. What a beautiful picture! I'm not above using cake mix in some recipes. For cookies that pretty it would be worth it and I think my friends wouldn't care that the cookies called for mix. I'm amazed at how well you melted those white chips. I have a terrible time melting them and am considering switching to candy bark or confectionary coating. I haven't bought it in years, but I think it melts a little smoother. In this case, I'd have to combine the white chips and the confectionary coating.

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  34. Well crud. I don't have the cake mix or I would make these tomorrow. Maybe I'll just head out to the store. I adore lemon anything. Your photography is also fantastic. Thank you for taking the time to make these goodies and take such beautiful pictures of it all.

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  35. Hi, nice to be acquainted.
    I have been browsing through your Blog, congratulations your work is really fabulous.
    Excellent recipes and awesome photos.
    Well done.
    Wishing you a great week ♥

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  36. I LOVE lemon! What a wonderful-looking recipe and great pics too. I wish I could reach in and grab one!

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  37. Oh these really do look good. These look so perfect for a hostess gift or even something to put in the teachers lounge at the school to say, "Thank you!" I don't know about you, but on more than one occasion I've accidentally grabbed lemon cake mix when I wanted yellow. :) Problem solved!

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