Lemon-White Chocolate Chip Soft-Baked Cookies

 Lemon White Chocolate Soft Baked Cookies from Noble Pig perfect
I have finally accepted the fact that not everyone likes semi-sweet, milk or dark chocolate. The first few times I had someone tell me they didn't like "brown" chocolate, it was almost as if they weren't speaking a language I could understand. I thought they must be allergic to it, but no....some people don't like the taste of regular chocolate, but they do prefer white. It was still hard to imagine, but I've come to accept it over time.

So these cookies are for the non-chocolate-chocolate lovers, I know you will love them. And for those of you who go both ways, (white and brown), I promise you will find a special place in your heart for this bright tasting dessert. And don't you love how white chocolate chips turn a toasty brown color in the oven? Reminds me of a s'more marshmallow.

Let's not forget it's citrus season too. What a perfect way to kick it off! 

Lemon White Chocolate Soft Baked Cookies from Noble Pig whoopie pie pan 1
And if you've been reading here for a while, you know I only make my cookies in a whoopie pie pan. They come out perfect and beautiful every time. I also don't need to chill my dough because the cookies spread no further than the wells of the pan.

Lemon White Chocolate Soft Baked Cookies from Noble Pig whoopie pie pan
I also press extra chocolate chips into the rolled dough balls so the chips stay on the outside and look pretty after baking.

Lemon White Chocolate Soft Baked Cookies from Noble Pig perfect for the holidays
After being baked in a whoopie pie pan, all the cookies are the exact same shape. I weigh each cookie ball so they bake evenly and all finish at the same time. If you want beautiful cookies I highly suggest investing in some whoopie pie pans and a good kitchen scale, you will never regret it.

Lemon White Chocolate Soft Baked Cookies from Noble Pig

Lemon White Chocolate Soft Baked Cookies from Noble Pig side view
These won't last long in the cookie jar. 

Print Recipe

Lemon-White Chocolate Chip Soft-Baked Cookies

Recipe from: Created by Cathy Pollak for NoblePig.com | Serves: 16-18 cookies


  • 1/3 cup shortening
  • 1/3 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 Tablespoon pure lemon extract
  • zest of two lemons
  • 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup white chocolate chips, plus more for pressing on outside
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh lemon juice


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Prepare whoopie pie pans by spraying with cooking spray.
  • Using a stand mixer, cream together shortening, butter and granulated sugar. Add egg, lemon extract and zest, continue to mix until combined. In another bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt. Add it slowly to the mixing bowl on low speed, mixing until just combined. Stir in white chocolate chips.
  • To make the perfect cookie, roll dough into balls weighing 36 grams each (about 1-1/2" in size) and place one in each well of the prepared whoopie pie pan. Press on extra white chocolate chips to the outside of the cookie balls.
  • Bake cookies for 13 minutes, remove from the oven and let them sit 7-10 minutes in the pan before removing to a cooling rack.
  • When cookies are completely cool, mix together powdered sugar and lemon juice and drizzle the glaze over each cookie. Place cookies in a tightly-sealed container for storage. They freeze well too.

Tell me about your chocolate obsession, is it brown or white...or both? Would love to know.

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13 Comments and 6 Replies

  1. Sues 1

    This is the first time I’m seeing how you make your cookies and this is pretty much the best idea ever. Not to mention, the cookies sound so delicious!

  2. So smart to bake your cookies in that pan!

  3. These are SO reminding me of summer and I love it!

  4. Gail 4

    These look delicious, love the pan idea. What do you use for shortening?

  5. I could eat a dozen of these cookies! Easily! And no sharing involved! :) Pinned!

  6. I can’t wait to make these cookies – what an awesome, flavorful cookie!

  7. I need to get a small whoopie pan for cookies! I have one pan like this and huge it for my huge cookies but not regular ones. I love these!

  8. Anita 9

    “Brown” chocolate – funny! I do agree that it’s hard to find as many good recipes with white chocolate. Your cookies look delicious!

  9. These cookies sound wonderful and how smart to use the whoopie pie pan!


  10. Paulette Brunson 11

    I followed the recipe and used the whoopie pan, but I’m not sure why but the cookies did not spread in the pan they stayed as balls and were hard rather than soft baked. They did taste very good, but would have preferred a soft baked cookie as stated. Should I have pressed the dough into the pan?

    • Cathy 12

      Something went wrong, did you forget an ingredient in the dough? The dough is too soft in itself to have have stayed hard.

  11. Linda 14

    Made these lemon white chocolate cookies…delicious. I want to make the basic chocolate chip cookie in the whoopie pie pans. I was wondering about the cooking time? Do you go by the recipe or change to bake in these. Thank you!

  12. Cindy 16

    Quick question ….. Want to make these most delicious sounding cookies ASAP…, but I don’t have that pan :( should I refrigerate the cookie dough so I can use a cookie sheet ? Excited to hear back !

  13. Wendi 18

    I don’t have shortening, what would be a good substitute or use all butter?


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