White Chocolate Guava Cookies

Hi, my name is Iris and I have a problem with guava. Now I never knew how obsessed I was with guava until I started reviewing my recipes . We have these Cuban Blondies, Guava and Cream Cheese Ring Puff and now White Chocolate Guava Cookies. I first had these cookies from a restaurant here in Miami called Fireman Derek’s Bake Shop & Cafe.  They were extremely delicious, however this mama can’t afford to buy this amazing cookie every time she has a cookie craving. So I came up with this, I took it to my coworkers and they all raved about how delicious these cookies were, because lets face it at the end of the day when you make your own baked goods, it always tastes better than if you bought it. So lets begin shall we.
First things first melt your butter and then let it cool, that’s right we are melting the butter. You actually don’t have to wait around for the butter to soften, then we add the brown sugar, granulated sugar and mix for 3 minutes, until light and fluffy. Then add the egg and vanilla extract and mix until light and fluffy.
 img wet mix
Now for the dry ingredients, add the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and mix until combined.
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Add the flour to the dry ingredients and mix until just combined, its ok if you still have some flour left, then add the white chocolate chips and diced guava to your batter and mix until incorporated. You don’t want to over mix, otherwise it will give you a tough cookie. Chill the dough for one hour.
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Pre heat your oven to 350 F, with a cookie scoop, scoop out the batter onto a silpat or parchment lined baking sheet I also like to reserve extra white chocolate chips and guava to add-on top before baking, just in case we missed a spot. I fit twelve cookies on a baking sheet , put it in the oven for 8 to 10 minutes. Then remove from the pan and continue cooling on a wire rack.
 img unbaked dough
 img baked sheet pan
So delicious! I have to figure out how to stop eating these! Hasta la proxima!
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 img wire rack take bite



You can also freeze these cookies, add the cookie dough balls to a baking sheet and stick in the freezer until very cold, about 20 minutes and then transfer to a freezer-safe plastic bag. This way future you will be high-fiving you when that cookie craving sets in.

Do not over mix your flour, I like to incorporate the chips and guava by hand.

White Chocolate Guava Cookies

  • Servings: 18 cookies
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Dry Mix:
    • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
    • 3/4 teaspoons baking powder
    • 3/4 teaspoons baking soda
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
Wet Mix:
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, melted and cooled slightly
  • 3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 4 ounces white chocolate chips + 2 TBS
  • 4 ounces diced guava paste


  1. In a medium bowl, whisk the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt together. Set aside.
  2. To the bowl of a stand-up mixer with the paddle attachment (you can also do this with a hand-mixer or by hand in a medium/large bowl), add the melted butter, brown sugar and granulated sugar. Beat together until nice and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add the egg, and mix until combined. Pour in the vanilla extract and beat once more.
  3. In one batch, add the flour.  Mix on low-speed until the flour is mostly combined and then pour in the White chocolate chips, diced guava paste and mix one last time. Transfer the dough to the fridge to chill for an hour.
  4. Pre heat oven to 350 degrees F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  5. Using a medium cookie scoop, scoop out balls of dough.
  6. Transfer 12 balls of dough onto the prepared baking sheet, spacing them a part because these do spread. Place in the oven and bake for about 8 to 10 minutes.  They should be light to medium golden brown. Allow to cookies to cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes and then transfer to a cooling rack (they’ll be too fragile to move when they exit the oven). Repeat until you’ve baked all the cookies.


2 Comments Add yours

  1. mistimaan says:

    Nice recipe


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