Monday, April 4, 2011

Lemon Sugar Cookies

I hope you're not getting tired of all the Meyer lemon recipes because here's one more - Meyer Lemon Sugar Cookies. Usually, things are never lemony enough for me, but that was not the case with these cookies. Plain though they may seem, they are full of tastebud-popping flavor that will satisfy any lemon lover. Maybe it's because I left the dough in the fridge for a while before I had a chance to bake it, thus letting the flavors strengthen. I don't know. But, what I do know is that my search for the best lemon sugar cookie is over. For me, THIS is it.

Meyer Lemon Sugar Cookies
(adapted from Baking Bites)

2 1/2 c. all-purpose flour
2 tsp. baking powder
3/4 tsp. salt
1 c. unsalted butter, room temperature
1 1/2 c. sugar
2 1/2 Tbsp. Meyer lemon zest
2 large eggs
1/2 tsp. vanilla
2-3 Tbsp. sugar, for rolling

Preheat oven to 375F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt.

Rub the lemon zest into the sugar with your fingers until the sugar is moist and fragrant. Cream the lemon sugar with the butter. Add the vanilla and eggs. Gradually mix in the flour mixture.

Shape the dough into 1-inch balls, roll in the sugar, and place on the baking sheet. Bake for 9-11 min. until set but not browned. Edges should be slightly firm.

Cool cookies on the pan for a minute, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Store in an airtight container.

Makes about 4 dozen

This recipe is linked to:
My Meatless Mondays
Just Another Meatless Monday
Midnight Maniac Meatless Monday
Mouthwatering Monday
Tasty Tuesdays
Tuesday Night Supper Club
Hearth and Soul Hop
Delectable Tuesday
Tempt My Tummy Tuesdays
Dr. Laura's Tasty Tuesdays
Recipes I Can't Wait to Try
Sweet Tooth Friday


  1. I'm a lemon lover!!! And a big fan of Meyer lemons...these cookies sound great.

  2. I love any cake or biscuit containing lemons - this is def going on my to make list.

  3. I do love lemon keep em' coming! Lovely cookies.

  4. This sounds like the kind of cookie to have around. Just pop one in your mouth whenever a bit hungry.

  5. I for one am not getting tired of your lemon recipes. Bring them on. This one looks spectacular.

  6. These cookies look so delicious! I would love to have one to go with my cup of tea. Delicious!

  7. These sound delicious Lisa, and so spring like! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. Have a great week!

  8. I loooove lemon cookies. I made a batch last weekend, sooo yummy!

  9. Isn't it fun to find a recipe that's a keeper! This recipe sounds good, will give it a try!!! I love lemons too.

  10. I came across this recipe on Sweet and Savory and am glad I did! I LOVE sugar cookies but am somewhat baffled about what to do with Meyer lemons. This'll be a great addition to my recipe box. Thank you!

  11. These look super yummy Lisa! ...and the recipe seems quite easy! My first post of the week are cookies too! :-)

  12. Those looks so cheery!!!! Beautiful, Lisa!

  13. You're making me totally crave meyer lemon! And these sugar cookies look out of this world :)


  14. Oh, these are awesome! I love lemony cookies - bookmarking.

  15. So not tired of the lemon recipes. Bring them on.

  16. Que delícia! Com certeza deixar a massa na geladeira ajuda a intensificar os sabores!
    Adoro bolachinha de limão!

  17. These look awesome. I have to make these this weekend! Great for a spring garden party!

  18. Hi Lisa! Thanks for stopping by my little blog and for your sweet comment about my kids' muffin drawings!

    We are big time lemon lovers here at our house; your cookies are going on my to-bake list for sure! Thanks for sharing,

    ~Lisa @ HappyinDoleValley

  19. What a lovely, lemony treat! I love lemon in anything and your sugar cookies look and sound just delish! Thank you for sharing them with the Hearth and Soul Blog Hop.

  20. Love the added zest. It sounds and looks delicious!

  21. Looks like another good one, Lisa! I love lemon too, especially with sugar:)

  22. Hi Lisa! It doesn't sound like anyone is tired of lemon recipes yet! I have been thinking about making something else lemony again too. These cookies sound perfect!

  23. These look great! I've been craving something lemon, lately. :)

  24. Nothing better than a good sugar cookie and these look amazing!!

  25. Lisa baby I could NEVER get sick of anything meyer lemon! I wait patiently all year for january and the season to come around! These do look super simple and yummy! I love the strong lemon flavor. I am not a huge sweets person, but lemony is my thing! Thanks for sharing this on the hearth and soul hop! All the best! Alex

  26. I fixate on a particular fruit or vegetable and then create loads of recipes for it and then move on to the next one. I am enjoying your meyer lemon fixation. I like my sugar cookies with a touch of lemon or orange flavor. Thanks for sharing this recipe with the Hearth and Soul Hop!

  27. Yum!!! I love meyer lemon. I quickly scrolled through a few other recipes using this tasty fruit and the curd looks fabulous, too! Thanks for sharing.

  28. Mmm! Lemon cookies are so yummy! Such a great time of the year for them too. They taste like spring. Thanks for linking up on Recipes I Can't Wait to Try!