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Overhead photo of Lemon and White Chocolate Cookies on a platter with lemon halves.

Lemon White Chocolate Cookies

Soft and chewy Lemon White Chocolate Cookies has three layers of lemon making them perfect for lemon lovers. An easy, bright and comforting cookie perfect for the holidays, baby or bridal showers and summer parties.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Lemon Cookies, Lemon White Chocolate Chip Cookies, Lemon White Chocolate Cookies,
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 11 minutes
Chilling Time 1 hour
Servings 32 medium sized cookies
Calories 194kcal
Author Heather


  • 2 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt See Note #1 below
  • 1 cup unsalted butter *room temperature
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup light brown sugar *packed
  • 3 teaspoons lemon extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 large lemons zested *about 1 tablespoon
  • 2 cups white chocolate chips *12 ounce bag
  • 2 ounces candied lemon *cut into pieces, See Note #2 below


  • Zest lemons and set aside. (See Note #3 below)
    In a medium sized mixing bowl stir together flour, salt and baking soda. Set aside.
  • In a stand mixer using the flat beater attachment (or in a large bowl using a hand held mixer) cream together butter and sugars until light and fluffy, making sure to stop the mixer halfway through to scrape down the sides of the bowl.
  • To the butter mixture add extract, zest and beat in one egg at a time.
  • Gradually beat in flour mixture on medium speed, making sure to stop the mixer to scrape down the sides of the bowl.
  • Stir in white chocolate chips and chill for 1 hour.
  • Preheat oven to 350℉. Scoop the chilled cookie dough into balls  and drop onto an un-greased cookie sheet using medium sized cookie scoop (equals about 1 1/2- 2 tablespoons). Make sure to space the cookies about 2 inches apart from one another. 
  • Add 3-4 additional white chocolate chips and 3-4 candied lemon pieces to the top of each cookie.
  • Bake for 9-13 minutes or until lightly crispy on edges and appearing slightly under baked in the center. Let cookies cool on the cookie sheet for 5 minutes and then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.


Recipe Notes
Note #1- If using Maldon's Sea Salt for its low iodine levels grind it in a mortar and pestle before adding to the dry ingredients. 
Note #2- Here are delicious Candied Lemon strips from Amazon. 
Note #3- Using a microplane is the easiest way to zest lemons quickly.


Calories: 194kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 29mg | Sodium: 125mg | Potassium: 62mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 199IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 36mg | Iron: 1mg