Wednesday, June 15, 2011
White Chocolate Strawberry Chunk Cookies
Recipe by Lara
(oops, I forgot the white chocolate chips and two limes in this picture)
1 cup butter, softened
1 pkg. (8-ounces) cream cheese, softened
2 cups sugar
1 Tbs. fresh lime juice
Zest from 3 limes, finely chopped (about 1-1/2 tablespoons)
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
2 cups fresh strawberries, finely chopped to about the size of chocolate chips (NOTE: don't chop the strawberries until shortly before you're going to add them to the dough)
1 pkg. (12-oz.) white chocolate chips
Directions: In a large bowl, cream the butter, cream cheese, and 2 cups of sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and lime juice and lime zest. Combine the flour, baking powder, and salt; gradually add to the creamed mixture and mix well. Gently fold in chopped strawberries (drain any accumulated juices first) and white chocolate chips.
Gently scoop into balls on a greased baking sheet (or a parchment paper lined baking sheet) and bake at 350° for 8-10 minutes or until bottoms are lightly browned. Cool 1 minute before removing to wire racks. Makes 4 dozen cookies. These are best eaten fresh (right out of the oven is good) or within a couple of days.
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