White Chocolate Chip Lemon Cookies (A Yummy and Chewy Treat!)

These chewy lemon cookies filled with white chocolate chips are a treat that’s sure to make everyone happy!

white chocolate lemon cookies

A new McDonald’s opened up this week 5 minutes from my house.  Before it’s opening, the closest McD’s was 40 minutes away… so we hardly ever went there.  The McCafe serves giant white chocolate chip lemon cookies that are SO YUM!  They are crisp on the edges and soft in the middle and full of lemon flavor.  Unlike other cookies, I’ve ever had at a fast-food restaurant before.  I just knew I had to recreate these cookies at home!

And what better time than right before my hubby is going away for a few weeks to train for his upcoming deployment.  A big platoon of soldiers needs cookies to fuel themselves while training, right? :) So into the kitchen, I went this morning to whip up a batch of these white chocolate lemon cookies.

You could have these white chocolate chip cookies made in about 30 minutes – they’re that simple yet so super delicious!  I made a bunch of little cookies so they would go further, but you could easily make them bigger – like the one I got at McD’s!


White Chocolate Chip Lemon Cookies

Yield: 3 dozen cookies
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 11 minutes
Total Time: 21 minutes


  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup (12 Tbsp) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 egg
  • 1 large lemon, zested and juiced
  • 2 cups white chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350 F degrees and line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In a small bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda and salt.
  3. In the bowl of your stand mixer, press the lemon zest into the white sugar until it's fluffy and fragrant. Add the brown sugar and butter and cream until smooth and fluffy.
  4. Beat in the egg.
  5. Mix in the lemon juice.
  6. Add the flour and mix until just combined.
  7. Fold in the white chocolate chips.
  8. Roll golf ball size (1in) balls of dough in your hand and gently press them onto the cookie sheet 1-2 inches apart- slightly flattening them.
  9. Bake 9-11 minutes or until air bubbles form and the edges SLIGHTLY turn golden.
  10. Remove from the oven and cool on the cookie sheet 3 minutes. NOTE: If you remove them before 3 minutes, they will be too soft and will break.
  11. Move to a wire rack to cool completely.
  12. Store in an air tight container for 3-4 days or EAT IMMEDIATELY!


  1. Erika

    LOVED this recipe, so simple to follow and the cookies turned out perfect. Thank you so much 🙂


  2. Callie

    These cookies were the perfect thing to make for our party. I made them a week in advance and froze them. They turned out great! Have to say they were a favorite at our party! Will be making them again soon.


  3. Lori

    It comes out so impressive! Thank you much for sharing it! my daughter loves it much.


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