Lemon-Ginger White Chocolate Cookies

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Introduction: Lemon-Ginger White Chocolate Cookies

Lemon is the quintessential summer flavor to me. One taste brings back memories of running through sprinklers and drinking lemonade as fast as my dad could make it!
Fresh lemon zest gives these cookies a refreshing zing, while the ginger flirts along the back of your tongue. Married with the white chocolate, the flavors are both simple and complex...romantic at a wedding brunch, or daring at a bake sale!


    1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, cut into tablespoon size chunks, at room temperature
    2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
    1/2 cup white sugar
    1/2 cup packed brown sugar
    3/4 teaspoon baking soda
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1 egg
    1 tablespoon lemon zest
    1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
     1 1/2 cups white chocolate chips
   
Makes approx 3 dozen cookies


Directions

   1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
   2. Cream together the butter and sugars until light and fluffy. 
   3. Beat in the egg and lemon zest. Stir the flour, baking soda, and salt together; stir into creamed mixture. Stir in the white chocolate chips.
   4. Drop by the tablespoonful of dough onto ungreased baking sheet, flattening slightly with the back of your spoon.
   5. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes. Allow to cool on the sheet for 2-3 minutes before moving to a wire rack to finish cooling.


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    4 Comments

    I've never been a big fan of white chocolate, but combining it with lemon may make me a believer. Thanks for the post!

    I am with Louisbowls on this one about white chocolate, not a big fan but this recipe sounds like a winner, also might try dark chocolate chunks with it as well....

    me 3, but I want to try these!

    These were delicious, honey! Thank you for making us cookies!