Monday, September 26, 2011

Lemon, Basil, and White Chocolate Cookies

2 cups unbleached all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons lemon zest, finely grated
1 tablespoon basil, finely chopped into small pieces
1/2 cup butter, room temperature
1 cup white chocolate, chips
1 cup superfine sugar
1 egg, room temperature
2 tablespoons lemon juice

Preheat oven to 350 F.

In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, salt, lemon zest, chocolate chips and basil.

In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg, and lemon juice and beat until combined.  With the mixer on low, beat in flour mixture to combine.

Drop teaspoonfuls (about 1" apart) onto two cookie sheets. Bake for about 15 to 20 minutes or until cooked and a golden color. Remove from the oven to cool.

1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1/2 cup powdered/icing sugar
2 tablespoons lemon zest

Whisk fresh lemon juice and powdered sugar until smooth and creamy. Frost cookies and sprinkle with fresh lemon zest.


Anonymous said...

Oh Mia...I love love love lemon and basil together. White chocolate is my favorite! I will make those if I have time tonight for my Euchre (card) club. I have 12 ladies coming over and I know they would love these!

Jenna @ Newlyweds said...

Wow these look so very good. I love lemon and basil too!! I am pinning this recipe.

Mia said...

Thank you ladies! They're really addictive! Such a lovely combination of flavors. Do try and make them. It's well worth your time. :)

tanja said...

What a wonderful combination of flavours, Mia! Lemon and basil- perfect, mmhh! And the cookies look so tender... Beautiful photo!

TinaRBK said...

Sadly my fresh basil is no longer with us. However, that does not mean I cannot buy a few sprigs for this tasty recipe. The three flavors together sound heavenly. Great post.

Peas said...

These look so lovely. I love lemon and basil and always enjoy an iced cookie! Thanks for the recipe.

Mia said...

Thank you!!

Unknown said...

Mia, these cookies are wonderful! Made these for a girly tea we had today. I have a question though. On the icing, should it be 3 tablespoons lemon juice with 3 tablespoons powdered sugar? I did this and was very watery, I lost count how much sugar I had to add to the lemon juice but it was over 2 cups before it started to thicken.
I will definitely make these again, they are on my "keeper" list!

Mia said...

Thank you, Joan! Not sure what happened but it's actually 1/2 cup powdered sugar, 1 tablespoon lemon juice, 2 tablespoons lemon zest.

Mari @ Once Upon a Plate said...

Hello Mia, What a beautiful blog you have created!! So many great looking recipes and fabulous photos.

I had to let you know how wonderfully lemony these cookies are ~ They are difficult to walk away from! :D

I blogged about them today, and linked back to your site. Your blog is among one of my new favorites.

Have a great day! ~m.

Mia said...

Oh Mari that's wonderful news!! Thank you!!

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