Friday, September 14, 2012

Lemon, White Chocolate and Basil Cookies from Mia's Domain

These are very good cookies; bright with lemon and the fresh basil just adds a nice little flavor nuance in the background. The recipe is from Mia at
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Mia's Domain: Lemon, White Chocolate and Basil 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.
My notes: Start with slightly less than 1 tablespoon lemon juice and add more by droplets to get the desired consistency.

Thank you for sharing this delicious recipe Mia! (

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