By Kelly Bogard

I love getting new ideas for the Texas Table Top blog. Sometimes they come from friends or family, sometimes they come from people who have been one of the lucky tasters from previous weeks, and this one came direct to you this week from one of the Texas Farm Bureau Public Relations staffers.

When looking for ideas, I like to ask my co-workers what they would like to see me make. This time, Angela, in our graphics area, had a great idea for something with Key lime. They just scream warm weather and sunshine. I am so glad she came up with that so I could make these for you this week.

For Key Lime White Chocolate Chip Cookies, you will need…Key Lime White Chocolate Chip Cookies
1 cup butter, softened
1 1/4 cups light brown sugar
½ tsp. vanilla
2 eggs
2 tsp. Key lime juice
2 tbsp. Key lime zest
2 ½ cups flour
1 tsp. baking soda
¼ tsp. salt
2 cups white chocolate chips

I really can’t think of anything better that says warmer weather than Key limes. And though they are not a big commodity in Texas, they are grown here. Put with that some lovely white chocolate and you have a refreshing treat for spring.

First things, first. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. While your oven is heating, cream together the softened butter with the brown sugar and vanilla, just until fluffy. You don’t want to melt the butter.
Key Lime White Chocolate Chip Cookies

Mix in the eggs and, once combined, add in the lime juice and zest.
Key Lime White Chocolate Chip Cookies

In a separate bowl, stir together the flour, baking soda and salt. Then slowly add it to the wet ingredients, mixing the entire time.
Key Lime White Chocolate Chip Cookies

Now you can stir in the white chocolate chips. These add such a wonderful, subtle flavor to cookies. Scoop the cookies onto a lined baking sheet and bake for 16-18 minutes or until golden.
Key Lime White Chocolate Chip Cookies

See, a classic cookie with a ton of flavor. I really hope you enjoy this recipe Angela inspired and that you will share some of your recipe or ideas with me, too. From all of us at Texas Table Top, enjoy!

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Recipe: Key Lime White Chocolate Chip Cookies

Summary: Tangy cookies for a springtime treat

Ingredients

Key Lime White Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 1/4 cups light brown sugar
  • ½ tsp. vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp. key lime juice
  • 2 tbsp. key lime zest
  • 2 ½ cups flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 2 cups white chocolate chips

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Cream together butter, sugar and vanilla.
  • Mix in eggs, lime juice and zest.
  • In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda and salt.
  • While continuing to mix slowly, add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients.
  • Stir in white chocolate chips.
  • Scoop onto a lined baking sheet.
  • Bake in the oven for 16 to 18 minutes, or until golden.

Baking time (duration): 16-18 minutes

Number of servings (yield): approx. 3 dozen

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Kelly Bogard

Food Editor

Kelly Bogard is the official Texas Table Top food editor, chef, food stylist/photographer and more. When she’s not busy cooking up a delicious recipe for Texas Table Top, she and her husband “D” are busy trying to keep up with their daughter “Butters” and enjoy anything outdoors

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