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White Chocolate Lime Cookies

www.evilshenanigans.com


Have you ever craved something, let's say a cookie, and could not find a recipe that looked like it would be any good?


     


That is the predicimate I found myself in when I came up with this recipe.  I was fresh off my Lime Bars and I had lime on the brain, but I wanted a cookie.  Something subtle, sweet, and creamy with a hint of lime tang.  So I searched the internet, looked in various baking books, but I could not find a recipe that met my specifications. 


White Chocolate Lime Cookies Fixins, Pt. 1


What is an ingenious baker to do?  Why, make up her own cookies, of course!  I fully expected my first try at this recipe to be a failure.  Most of the time my first go at any recipe requires a fair bit or tweaking, but this time was different.  I would not add one single tweak.  They were crisp at the edges, chewy in the center, creamy from the white chocolate chips, and had a subtle underlying note of lime.  Visually, they were really pretty with golden edges, pale centers, and just the right amount of puff.  In short, perfect!


White Chocolate Lime Cookies Fixins, Pt. 2  


I had my husband and co-workers taste test these for me, lest I be blinded by 'mother's love' for my cookies.  My husband had four cookies, strictly for quality control purposes he assured me, and declared they were really good and I should not change them.  My co-workers did not say much because they all went for seconds with cookie still in their mouths.  There were a couple of moans.   I took that as a good sign!


 


White Chocolate Lime Cookies 


So, break out the zester and bake a batch of these refreshing cookies!!



  White Chocolate Lime Cookies   Yield 5 dozen cookies


1 cup unsalted butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup light brown sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon lime juice
1 tablespoon lime zest
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 - 12 oz bag white chocolate chips


Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line two sheet pans with parchment paper.


In a large mixing bowl or stand mixer, sugar and butter until combined but not fluffy.


Add eggs one at a time, then add vanilla, lime juice and lime zest.  Mix to combine. 


Whisk together flours, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.


White Chocolate Lime Cookie Dough


Mix into creamed mixture until just combined.  Fold in the white chocolate chips.


White Chocolate Lime Cookie Dough 


Shape the dough into 1″ balls, and place 2 inches apart on the baking sheet.  Bake for 10 minutes, or until the edges are golden and the centers just set.


White Chocolate Lime Cookies - Cooling  


Allow to sit on the pan for three minutes before moving to wire racks.


White Chocolate Lime Cookies


 


Posted on www.evilshenanigans.com - 3/15/2009

Comments

audra36274's picture
audra36274

tortillas you posted a few days ago done yet! The tortillas and these cookies are now printed and in my "to do" folder on the counter. We love tortillas and I am a real cookie junkie. You are speaking to my heart! Please keep at it, I love your post!


                                                              Audra


p.s. I am envious of your food photo skills. Eric and Pamela are coaching me. Yours are very well done.

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gothicgirl

Thank you for the lovely compliment!  I tend to post new recipes everyother day ... what can I say, I am a prolific baker!  ;)  I hope you like both the tortillas and the cookies. 


Also, thank you for your compliment on my photos!  I have only just started learning about photography and it is quickly becoming a passion ... just like the baking!  Handy that I can do them both at the same time!  :D 

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Debra Wink

Lime and white chocolate... that sounds like a really good combo. Love your avitar too :-)

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gothicgirl

Is from a blog about cream filling for cupcakes.  :)  Yum!  It is on my blog ... check it out if you like.  It is really, really good!

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LydiaC

gothicgirl, what are you trying to do to me!  Your recipes look absolutely fabulous!  I like the way you give your instructions with photos at each step, so there's no confusion about the way things should look.  These cookies look wonderful and I'll be sure to try them.  Yesterday, I made flour tortillas according to your recipe - lucky me, I just happened to have a pound of lard in the fridge.  They were so easy to do and turned out fantastic.  They were ready just in time for dinner - fresh fish, my homemade refried beans and rice.  This morning my husband made scrambled eggs, so we had little breakfast burritos - what a treat.  Thank you so much!!!

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gothicgirl

I am so glad the tortillas worked out so well!


When I am trying a recipe I like to document the process because the way I explain things may not be as clear as I think it is.  Pictures help in that regard.  :)  Glad you like them!

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Danni-loves-2-cook

I'll be making these tomorrow! I love lime and white chocolate.  Never thought of putting them together. Brilliant.  Thanks for sharing!

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gothicgirl

I hope you enjoy them!

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nijap

Great looking cookies.  Must try.  I prefer dark chocolate.  Can that be substituted for white?


I am new at baking.  Just made my first successful loaf this week end.  But the cookies look so good, I want to try it anyway.


nijap

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gothicgirl

I suppose you could have dark chocolate chip rather than white.  I bet it would taste good!  Let me know if you try it!