Lemon White Chocolate Chip Cookies

Published August 9, 2014. Updated February 1, 2019

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Move over chocolate chip cookies, you’ve got a new competitor! These cookies are dedicated to people like my sister, who strangely enough don’t like milk/semi sweet chocolate chips in their cookies and also for people like me, who seriously love lemon. I’d have to say are definitely one of my new favorite cookies, no doubt!

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You get a soft, thick and chewy cookie base which is loaded with lemon flavor from both plenty of fresh lemon zest and lemon extract, and you get the perfect amount of creamy sweetness to from the white chocolate chips to balance out the tartness of the lemon. They are a cookie you aren’t going to forget. Trust me! I’m sure these are going to be made far to often at my house.

Yes, a cookie can definitely become your favorite use for fresh summer lemons. I know it is now one of my favorite uses for lemons. Forget lemonade, make cookies instead! Enjoy!

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Lemon White Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chewy and soft, deliciously lemony, white chocolate studded cookies!
Servings: 24
Prep20 minutes
Cook24 minutes
Ready in: 44 minutes



  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a mixing bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, salt and cornstarch for 20 seconds, set aside.
  • In the bowl of an electric stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream together butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and lemon zest (not until pale and fluffy, just creamy).
  • Mix in egg, then mix in lemon extract and vanilla extract (if you want the cookies a little more yellow, you can add a few drops of yellow food coloring when adding the extracts).
  • With mixer set on low speed slowly add in dry ingredients and mix until combined, then mix in white chocolate chips.
  • Scoop dough out 2 1/2 Tbsp at a time and shape into balls (I used a 1 1/2-inch cookie scoop and filled heaping). Place on Silpat or parchment paper lined baking sheets, spacing cookies 2-inches apart.
  • Bake in preheated oven 10 - 12 minutes (cookies should look slightly under-baked, they will continue to cook slightly once removed from oven).
  • Cool on baking sheet 2 minutes (if desired, you can lightly press more white chocolate chips into tops immediately after removing from oven) then transfer to a wire rack to cool. Store in an airtight container.
Nutrition Facts
Lemon White Chocolate Chip Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 168 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 24mg8%
Sodium 60mg3%
Potassium 46mg1%
Carbohydrates 20g7%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 13g14%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 190IU4%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 27mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Nutrition values are estimates only. See full disclaimer here.