Saturday, May 30, 2015

Lemon White Chocolate Chip Macadamia Nut Cookies

So its been far, far too long since I've posted a new recipe.  My life has been a non-stop blur and between school, and work, and life in general I haven't really had time to do any baking.  

But it's summer now and that means I don't have any school to worry about for a few months!  So, between work and going out with friends I'll hopefully have time to bake!

I took a few days off work to go home and do some car shopping (I got the most adorable new car ever), and while I was there I made some amazing cookies.  Like, a lot of cookies are just cookies, but these cookies are something special.  

I took these camping with a group of friends and they were all gone before the sun went down.  Everyone was commenting on how different, but great they were!

The lemon zest creates this wonderful refreshing flavor that goes perfectly with the sweetness of the white chocolate. 

Recipe Adapted From: Lil' Luna

1 1/2 C Flour
1/2 tsp Baking Soda
1/4 tsp Salt
1/2 C Butter
1/3 C Sugar
1/2 C Brown Sugar
1 Egg
1 1/2 tsp Vanilla
1 Tbsp Lemon Zest
1 1/2 C White Chocolate Chips
1/2 C Macadamia Nuts, Chopped

In a medium bowl, whisk the flour, baking soda, and salt together

In a large bowl, beat the butter and sugars until fluffy.  Add the egg, vanilla, and lemon zest and mix until smooth.

Combine the dry ingredients with the wet and mix until just combined.  Stir in the chocolate chips and macadamia nuts.  

Cover the dough and let chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and place parchment paper on pans.  

Take about two tablespoons of dough and form a flat circle.  Place on pan an inch or so apart.

Bake for 8-10 minutes, until lightly golden brown.  Allow the cookies to cool for a minute or two before removing to a wire rack.

Enjoy them!  They won't last long.  :)