Lemon and White Chocolate Cookies


Fresh lemon and white chocolate come together to create these soft and flavorful White Chocolate and Lemon Cookies. The texture will remind you of a traditional soft chocolate chip cookie, but the flavor is bright and fresh and has a touch of decadence.

lemon cookies with white chocolate chips on a plate

White Chocolate and Lemon Cookies

Recently I was putting together a spread of cookies and realized I didn’t include many summer-themed ones. Consequently, I started to brainstorm some new cookie recipes and came up with these White Chocolate and Lemon Cookies.

lemon cookies with white chocolate chips on a plate

As I mentioned above, they are like chocolate chip cookies, but the flavor is totally different in a really wonderful way. I love how white chocolate pairs with lemon. It’s such a lovely flavor combination and it really shines in these cookies.

Speaking of lemon, I’m a big fan of lemon-based dessert recipes. If you are too, I have an entire blog post dedicated to my favorite lemon dessert recipes. You can find that here. There are so many good recipes that I’m certain you’ll love.

lemon cookies with white chocolate chips on a cooling rack.

If you need a quick, refreshing, and tasty summer cookie recipe, I’m sure you’re going to enjoy these White Chocolate and Lemon Cookies. I hope you’ll give them a try!

Want more cookie recipes? Here are a few favorites:

lemon cookies with white chocolate chips on a plate.

How to Make:

I will walk you through the steps here, but there is a full ingredient list and instructions in the printable recipe card at the end of this post. Let’s get baking!

  1. Begin by adding the butter, cream cheese, and sugars to the bowl of a stand mixer. Beat until light and fluffy.
  2. Add the lemon zest, lemon extract, vanilla extract, and kosher salt. Beat to combine.
  3. Add the egg and beat to incorporate.
  4. Add the lemon juice and mix to incorporate.
  5. Add the flour and baking soda. Mix until just combined.

lemon cookie dough in bowl.
  1. Add in the white chocolate chips and mix to evenly incorporate.
  2. Chill the dough in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours or overnight.

white chocolate chips and lemon cookie dough in bowl.
  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Scoop out a heaping tablespoon of dough. Roll the dough into a ball in your hands.
  3. Roll the ball in sugar. Place on the prepared baking sheet.
  4. Use the bottom of a glass or measuring cup to press the cookie down.

bottom of glass flattening cookie.
  1. Repeat with the remaining dough.
  2. Bake 12 to 15 minutes or until the edges of the cookies are starting to brown.
  3. Allow the cookies to cool for a few minutes on the cookie sheet, then transfer to a baking rack to finish cooling.
  4. Pack and store in an airtight container.

lemon cookies on a cooling rack.

Recipes Notes:
A couple of quick things to note while you’re baking …

When you add the lemon juice, the mixture will look separated. This is totally normal; just continue with the process.

As you can see, my cookies have a few white chocolate chips on top. This is totally optional, but I think it adds to the look of the cookies. You can press the chips into the cookies as soon as they come out of the oven.

lemon cookies on a plate.
up close picture of lemon cookies.

How to Store:

Cookies can be stored in an airtight container for about a week.

Can you Freeze:

Yes, just pack and store in a freeze-friendly container. As with any frozen cookies, I recommend enjoying them within about 3 months.

lemon cookies with white chocolate chips.

And that’s it! You should be all set to make these delicious White Chocolate and Lemon Cookies. Enjoy and happy baking!

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White Chocolate and Lemon Cookies

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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cookies, lemon, white chocolate
Servings: 36
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Fresh lemon and white chocolate come together to create these soft and flavorful White Chocolate and Lemon Cookies. The texture will remind you of a traditional soft chocolate chip cookie, but the flavor is bright and fresh and has a touch of decadence.

Ingredients

To finish:

Instructions

  • Begin by adding the butter, cream cheese, and sugars to the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Beat until light and fluffy scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed.
  • Add the lemon zest, lemon extract, vanilla extract, and kosher salt. Beat to combine.
  • Add the egg and beat to incorporate. Scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed. Add the lemon juice and mix to incorporate.*
  • Add the flour and baking soda. Mix on low until the ingredients start to come together. Increase the speed and mix until just combined. Add in the white chocolate chips and mix to evenly incorporate.
  • Chill the dough in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours or overnight.
  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Scoop out a heaping tablespoon of dough. Roll the dough into a ball in your hands. (If the dough is sticky, add a little water to your hands.)
  • Roll the ball in sugar. Place on the prepared baking sheet about 2 inches apart. Then use the bottom of a glass or measuring cup to press the cookie down to form a 2-inch disc. Repeat with the remaining dough.
  • Bake 12 to 15 minutes or until the edges of the cookies are starting to brown.
  • Allow the cookies to cool for a few minutes on the cookie sheet. (Optional: Press a few white chocolate chips into the top of the cookies.) Then transfer to a baking rack to finish cooling.
  • Pack and store in an airtight container.

Notes

*Your batter may look “broken” at this point; that is normal. The batter will come together when you add the dry ingredients.

Nutrition Facts

Calories: 152kcalCarbohydrates: 21gProtein: 2gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.3gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0.2gCholesterol: 18mgSodium: 38mgPotassium: 40mgFiber: 0.3gSugar: 14gVitamin A: 148IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 21mgIron: 0.5mg
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  • Mary at

    Great cookie! I would recommend cooking them until the bottoms brown. Better flavor. Definitely baked for 12 minutes or more. They were still chewy. Also, I preferred the cookies that had cooled completely over those straight from the oven.

  • Sarah at

    These were really good! Love the white chocolate and lemon together.

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Thank you Sarah! I’m glad you enjoyed them.

      xo Michael

  • Sonia at

    You had me at lemon. I’m gonna give these a try.

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