I was inspired by the recipe on the back of the package of white chocolate chips to make this version. The original recipe, I thought, considered the Island to be Hawaii and I wanted my Island cookies to reflect Key West. So… I created this White Chocolate Chip Key Lime Island Cookie recipe. The white chocolate paired with key lime is wonderful and refreshing. I am quickly transported back to the Island… Key West that is!
Served with a cup of Cuban coffee, this is a great afternoon or early evening snack. Who am I kidding? It makes a great breakfast too!
Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a bowl. Using a whisk, combine all of the ingredients.
Beat butter, brown sugar and white sugar in a mixer until creamy.
Add egg, vanilla, key lime zest and key lime juice. Mix until combined.
Add dry ingredients and mix until just combined.
Stir in white chocolate chips, pecans and coconut. Mix until combined.
Using a cookie scoop, drop scoops onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake in a 375 degree oven for 8 – 11 minutes; or until edges are lightly browned. Cool on cookie sheet for 2 minutes. Remove cookies to a wire rack to cool completely. Store in an airtight container.
1 2/3 cups flour
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup butter; softened (1 1/2 sticks)
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/3 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
Zest of one lime
Juice of one lime
1 large egg
2 cups (12 oz) white chocolate chips
1 cup flaked coconut (this is optional, as some people do not like coconut added to their cookies)
3/4 cup chopped pecans