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close up view of lemon sugar cookie dipped halfway in white chocolate

White Chocolate Lemon Cookies

White Chocolate Lemon Cookies are everything! Inspired by Disney, these perfectly tart, soft and chewy lemon cookies are dipped in white chocolate for an unexpected treat you'll want to make again and again. 
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 12 cookies
Author Tiffany


  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • zest of 2 lemons 1 1/2 teaspoons lemon extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips
  • 2 teaspoons oil


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and lightly grease a baking pan or line with parchment or a nonstick baking mat.
  • Combine butter and 1 cup of sugar in a large bowl. Cream 3-4 minutes til very light and fluffy.
  • Add vanilla, extract, lemon zest, and egg and cream til completely incorporated.
  • In a medium bowl whisk together flour, salt, baking powder, and baking soda.
  • Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and mix til just combined.
  • Roll into 12 balls (I used a small cookie scoop and did two scoops per cookie ball). Roll in remaining 1/4 cup sugar and place 3 inches apart on prepared baking sheet.
  • Bake for 9-11 minutes - they should not be brown around the edges when you take them out, they may look underdone - and allow to cool for 10 minutes on the pan before transferring to a cooling rack.
  • When cookies are completely cooled, combine white chocolate and oil in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave for 45 seconds, stir, return to microwave for 20 seconds at a time - stirring after each - until completely melted and smooth.
  • Dip cookies halfway in the chocolate and allow to cool (popping them in the fridge for about 2-3 minutes will speed this up!) before serving or storing in airtight container at room temperature.


*This makes a half-batch of cookies (12) and can easily be doubled for a full batch.