I had the most difficult time finding white chocolate chips for this recipe idea that has been brewing in my head since December 2015. Maybe it was the holiday rush that led to the depletion of white chocolate at my grocery store, but I was finally able to snatch up a bag earlier this week and I quickly whipped up a batch of these to test out. And, I've got to say, these are delicious. I always add my own twist to traditional recipes; this time, I threw in a touch of cardamom powder to balance the sweetness of the white chocolate.
Makes 18 to 24 cookies (2 inch diameter)
1 cup butter, room temperature
1/2 cup plus 2 tbsp icing sugar
1 1/2 cup flour
1/4 cup cornstarch
1 tsp cardamom powder
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp salt
1/3 cup white chocolate chips
1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Beat room temperature butter until light and fluffy. Slowly add in powdered sugar and blend until just combined.
2. Sift together flour, cornstarch, cardamom, and salt. Add flour mixture to the butter and sugar, blend.
3. Stir in 1/4 of the white chocolate chips and vanilla extract.
4. Form 1 inch diameter balls of dough and press onto baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Leave around 1 to 2 inches of space between cookies.
5. Use the remaining white chocolate chips to decorate the tops of the cookies
6. Bake for 16 to 18 minutes. Allow to cool before removing from baking sheet
If you try out these cookies, be sure to leave me a comment below! I find these are easy to bake and come together in under 40 minutes. The recipe is simple enough for even beginners.
All the best,