Tuesday, July 30, 2013

White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Lemon Cookies {traditional and gluten free recipes}

White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Lemon Cookies recipe by Barefeet In The KitchenThin, crisp, lemony cookies, slightly tart from plenty of lemon zest, sweetened with white chocolate chips and loaded with macadamia nuts; these cookies were the surprise hit of our camping trip this summer. Everyone in the family kept coming back for just one more. Despite their thin and delicate appearance, these cookies transported well. They  were just as nice on days three and four as on the day I made them.

White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Lemon Cookies {traditional and gluten free recipes}
Yield: 3-4 dozen, depending on size
(printable recipe)

1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 egg
1 tablespoon lemon zest
1 tablespoon lemon juice
3/4 cup brown rice flour *
1/2 cup tapioca starch *
1/3 cup potato starch *
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
2/3 cup macadamia nuts
2/3 cup white chocolate chips
* If you are not in need of a gluten free recipe, simply substitute 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour for the items marked with an *

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Combine the butter and the sugars in a mixing bowl and beat on medium speed until light and fluffy. Add the egg, vanilla, lemon juice and lemon zest and beat again until fluffy. Stir together the dry ingredients and slowly add to the wet mixture. Stirring or mixing until combined. Mix in the macadamia nuts and chocolate chips.

Scoop 1" balls of cookie dough onto a silpat or parchment lined baking sheet. Bake for 12 minutes, until slightly puffy and barely golden around the edges. Remove from the oven and let cool on the trays for 1-2 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to finish cooling. Store in an airtight container for up to 4 days. Enjoy!

~ Click here to Subscribe to Barefeet In The Kitchen by Email and receive new recipes in your inbox every day. ~

ONE YEAR AGO TODAY: Spicy Chicken Tamale Pie
TWO YEARS AGO TODAY: Caprese Skewers with Balsamic


  1. Oh I love lemon and lemon cookies with nuts and white chocolate - wonderful! All your recipes are wonderful - I've never tried anything I didn't love. Keep up the great work dear friend!

  2. They sound wonderful - I don't think they would last to day 3-4 in this house - love the freshness of the lemon
    Mary x

  3. what a lovely combination of ingredients. Made me lick my lips!

  4. Oh my, Mary. You have done it again! Pure joy in lemon! Thank you.

  5. What a perfect summer cookie.