This recipe caught my eye (and tummy;) last weekend while reading my Food network magazine. The tang of Key Lime is a welcome flavor after a heavy meal. Something bite size, creamy, tangy, and sweet…all in a little perfect white chocolate dipped ball:) I thought I would share the recipe with you since they were a hit in my house;) If you are going to a cookie exchange this year, these would be easy to double. Plan a bit ahead just for the chill time….
I have never toasted flour before for a recipe…and I am unsure why this works or what it does to the flour….but I think that is takes away that raw flour taste….so don’t skip this step:)
- 1½ cups all-purpose flour
- 1 stick unsalted butter
- ¾ cup packed light brown sugar
- Pinch of salt
- 3 tablespoons Key lime juice (I used bottled)
- 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
- ½ cup mini white chocolate chips (or regular white chocolate
- chips, chopped)
- 2 tablespoons green sprinkles
- 1 11-ounce bag white chocolate chips
- 1 tablespoon vegetable shortening or vegetable oil
- Green nonpareils, for topping
- Oven to 350. Spread the flour on a baking sheet and bake,stirring halfway through, until lightly toasted, 10 minutes. Let cool on the baking
- sheet; whisk to break up any clumps.
- Beat the butter, brown sugar and salt in a large bowl with a mixer on medium-high
- speed until fluffy, 3 to 5 minutes. Reduce the mixer speed to low; beat in the
- toasted flour, then the lime juice and vanilla.
- Stir in the mini white chocolate chips and sprinkles until just combined.
- Refrigerate until the dough is firm but not hard, about 30 minutes.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Roll tablespoonfuls of dough into balls and arrange on the prepared pan. Refrigerate until firm, at least 30 minutes or overnight.
- Combine the white chocolate chips and shortening in a large microwave-safe bowl. Microwave in 30-second intervals,stirring, until melted, 1 to 2 minutes.
- Gently drop a dough ball into the melted white chocolate and spoon more chocolate on
- top to completely coat. Lift out with a fork, letting any excess chocolate drip back into the bowl; return to the baking sheet.
- Sprinkle with nonpareils. Repeat with the remaining dough balls.
They are the perfect balance of tangy and sweet….just like a little piece of key lime pie:) These would be a great treat to take to a cookie exchange….something different from the norm…and festive with the green sprinkles:)
Pin this for later! Have a great day friends;)