Lemon cookie dough meets white chocolate chips in these easy pudding cookies. Simple to make, and irresistably soft, these are such a treat!
Sunday July 5, 2020
Lemon White Chocolate
There’s just something about lemon desserts that reminds me of spring and summer. These lemon pudding cookies are no exception. As spring and summer draw nearer, I find myself craving these more and more. White chocolate compliments lemon so nicely, and makes these cookies the perfect combination of sweet and sour. Using a pudidng mix makes these so incredibly simple to make and basically fail-proof. I have never had a bad pudding mix cookie! If you haven't tried putting pudding into your cookies, you need to run - not walk - to the store and get some!
The ingredients are mostly what you'd expect from a standard cookie recipe, plus a pudding mix:
These cookies are so quick and easy to prepare:
Step 1: in a medium bowl, stir together flour, baking soda, and salt and set aside
Step 2: In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugar on high speed until light and fluffy, about 3-4 minutes, then add the pudding mix, lemon zest if using, and beat well.
Step 3: Add in the the eggs and vanilla extract and beat until fully incorporated.
Step 4: Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture in 3-4 additions and mix it thoroughly after each
Step 5: Stir in white chocolate chips, then drop a heaping tablespoon of cookie dough onto a parchment lined baking sheet about 2 inches apart
Step 6: Bake in a 350 F oven for 8-10 minutes or until cookies are just starting to turn golden brown and no longer shiny on top
These cookies stay nice and fresh in a sealed container for a few days on the counter once baked. You can also freeze the finished cookies for several months or freeze the dough in pre-scooped cookie dough balls. When you are ready to bake the dough, you can thaw in the fridge overnight or on the counter for a few hours and bake fresh cookies! You can also bake from frozen but you will need to add 3-4 minutes to the baking time. The cookies made from frozen dough taste just as good as (if not better than) non-frozen dough.
Hi I’m Natalie. I live in Ontario, Canada with my husband, daughter and our cat. Since I was little, I have always enjoyed discovering new recipes and sharing food with loved ones. When I’m not in the kitchen you’ll probably find me crocheting, reading, or crafting.
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