A few weeks ago I saw a recipe for key lime fudge and it made me think of my mother in law. She makes this very easy but very delicious key lime pie; and since we were about to see her, I thought maybe I could make it at her house. But then Ithought maybe I could make cookies with that flavor combination; white chocolate and key lime. So here's the recipe!
If you want to see the recipe for key lime pie, check this.
1 cup + 3 Tbsps white sugar
4 Tbsps light brown sugar
2 large egg
2 tsp vanilla extract
2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
2 cups white chocolate chips
Put frozen butter into a bowl and microwave for about 1 minute or until butter is just slightly melted. Add to the bowl of a stand mixer or another large bowl. Beat until melted butter is incorporated back into the solid (now softened) butter. *Not doing this step this way and using room temp softened butter changes the texture of the cookie.*
Add in sugars, zest and vanilla and beat for 1-2 minutes or until the sugars are mostly dissolved into the butter. Scrape down the beater and sides of the bowl and add the eggs and food coloring if using. Beat on medium JUST until the eggs are incorporated. *Over beating changes the final texture of the cookie.*
Scrape down the beater and sides of the bowl and using a wooden spoon, stir in the flour, soda and salt. Mix just until flour is incorporated. Stir in the chocolate pieces. Cover the dough and refrigerate until well chilled. *Not chilling the dough makes the cookies turn out differently!*
Preheat oven to 325*F. Grab a spoonful of the dough and gently roll into a ball about the size of a golf ball. Flatten slightly and put onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Place cookies about 4" apart. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until the cookies are just BARELY lightly browned around the edges. Watch them closely! Under baking is better than over baking here! When done, let sit on the cookie sheet for a few minutes before removing to a cutting board or your counter to cool completely. Let cookie sheet come back to room temperature before making more cookies.
Mix all together until well combined.