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!
1 box lemon cake mix (dry)
1 stick of butter, softened or melted
1 Tablespoon fresh lemon juice
zest from 1/2 lemon
6 oz. white chocolate chips
confectioners sugar (optional)
- 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!