Recipe for white chocolate cookies; These white chocolate chip cookies are delicate and delicious, with just a hint of nutmeg.
Do you ever wonder what white chocolate is? I mean, we know what it’s not… and by that, I mean it’s NOT chocolate. It doesn’t come from a cacao bean.
And have you noticed that you can buy cocoa powder, but you can’t buy white cocoa powder? Doesn’t exist.
That’s because white chocolate is not chocolate at all. It’s basically just candy. It’s only called chocolate because it has cocoa butter in it. Unless you buy the *ahem* less expensive variety, and then there’s little or no cocoa butter in it at all.
Not that it matters. All I know is I like it. White chocolate is yummy. The puppy and I agree on this point.
I dropped a couple white chocolate chips on the floor, and he snarfed them right up.
Please allow me to throw in a few words of advice here, because these cookies are a little delicate, and my first dozen looked quite awful and un-photograph-able.
Key point number one: chill the dough a good long time. These will absolutely not work at all without several hours of chilling. The dough should be firm before you bake, and during baking, put the rest of the dough back in the fridge.
Key point number two: make the cookies small-ish. Mine were probably just less than a tablespoon. They will turn out much better that way. The larger cookies spread too much and the edges turned brown and ugly before the middle was done.
I hate that.
And last but not least, key point number three: let the cookies sit on the baking sheet for 2-3 minutes before you move them to a cooling rack. They just need to set up for a couple minutes or they turn to mush when you try to slide them off.
If you take a little care, you’ll end up with a really delicious, white-chocolatey cookie.
And maybe a few extra white chocolate chips to share with the dog.
|Coconut White Choc
- ½ cup butter, softened
- 4 oz. white chocolate, melted
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 tsp. vanilla
- ½ tsp. salt
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- ½ tsp. baking soda
- ⅛ tsp. nutmeg
- 1¼ cups flour
- 6 oz. (about ¾ cup) white chocolate chips
- Combine butter, melted white chocolate, and sugar. Add eggs and vanilla and mix well.
- Add salt, baking powder, and soda, and mix well. Add flour and mix just until combined. Fold in white chocolate chips. Dough should be quite loose.
- Wrap dough tightly in plastic wrap and refrigerate several hours or overnight.
- Scoop small spoonfuls onto a baking sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 7-8 minutes. Let cookie sit for 2-3 minutes before removing to a cooling rack.