Friday, September 16, 2011

Key Lime White Chocolate Chip Cookies

Beach bum – my husband’s ideal career choice. Like a wide-eyed toddler on Christmas morning, Andy bubbles over with excitement as soon as his toes touch a sandy beach. The aqua blue waters of the Caribbean tempt him, begging him to ride its waves and play in its surf. The warm sun reflects off the twinkle in his eyes. He is happy, content, relaxed, and a little mischievous.

These cookies, the last in the series of his favorite desserts, are the essence of Andy’s favorite place. Key lime juice and lime zest provide a bright tartness that is offset by creamy white chocolate chips. Like the perfect beach vacation, these cookies are refreshing, vibrant, and leave you wanting more.

½ cup butter, room temperature
1 cup granulated sugar
1 egg
1 egg yolk
1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
½ tsp salt
¼ cup key lime juice
1 ½ tsp grated lime zest
1 cup white chocolate chips

1)  Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
2)  In a large bowl, cream butter, sugar, egg and egg yolk until smooth.
3)  Mix in lime juice and zest.
4)  Combine flour, baking powder, and salt. Blend into creamed mixture.
5)  Stir in white chocolate chips.
6)  Form dough into ½ inch balls and arrange on cookie sheets.
7)  Bake 12-15 minutes or until edges start to lightly brown.
8)  Cool on cookie sheets for five minutes and remove with a metal spatula.
9)  Continue cooling cookies on wire racks.

Makes 2 dozen cookies.

Recipe from Good Things Catered.

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