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Vanilla White Chocolate Drops

in quick and easy whole grain dairy free gluten free overnight guaranteed classic

Author: PJ Hamel

Vanilla White Chocolate Drops Recipe

Soft, tender, vanilla-scented cookies studded with white chips are a nice change from "all chocolate, all the time." A prolonged chilling period for the dough creates a deep, complex flavor with caramel notes that balance its sweetness. The cookies are small, just right for gifting or sampling.

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about 70 cookies
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  1. In a large mixing bowl, beat together the butter and sugar until smooth.
  2. Add the eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each and scraping the bowl before adding the next.
  3. Mix in the vanilla, salt, and baking powder.
  4. Add the flour, mixing until combined. Stir in the chips.
  5. Transfer the dough to a covered container and refrigerate for at least 2 hours and as long as 48 hours. This long chill will enhance the cookies’ flavor significantly.
  6. When you’re ready to bake, preheat the oven to 375°F. Lightly grease two baking sheets or line with parchment.
  7. Scoop 1" balls of dough onto the prepared baking sheets; a teaspoon cookie scoop is ideal for this.
  8. Bake the cookies for 8 to 9 minutes, until just barely beginning to brown around the edges.
  9. Remove the cookies from the oven and cool on the pan on a rack.
  10. Store cookies in airtight containers for 1 week; freeze for longer storage.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size 1 cookie, 12g
  • Servings Per Batch 70 cookies
Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories 52
  • Calories from Fat 27
  • Total Fat 3g
  • Saturated Fat 1g
  • Trans Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 8mg
  • Sodium 22mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 7g
  • Dietary Fiber 0g
  • Sugars 5g
  • Protein 1g

* The nutrition information provided for this recipe is determined by the ESHA Genesis R&D software program. Substituting any ingredients may change the posted nutrition information.