Easy Meyer Lemon Shortbread Cookies

Posted on January 26, 2015  |  Print Recipe

An easy cookie to make with the wonderful flavor of meyer lemons.

Today we are celebrating sweet Caroline’s second virtual baby shower! I adore Caroline and am happy to help her celebrate the birth of baby number two!
Virtual Baby Shower
Today’s shower theme is citrus (one of Caroline’s current cravings!) and I just had to go with the sweet and tart flavors of meyer lemons. They are only around for a couple of months so it’s fun to take advantage of them for baking. I have a couple extras and may have to put together a cocktail or two as well;-)

Easy Meyer Lemon Shortbread Cookies

These cookies are nice and crips around the edges with a buttery chewy center. There is just enough meyer lemon flavor without overpowering the cookies at all!

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Easy Meyer Lemon Shortbread Cookies
An easy cookie to make with the wonderful flavor of meyer lemons.
Recipe type: Dessert
Makes: 2½ dozen cookies

  • 227g (1 cup) unsalted butter, softened
  • 150g (~3/4 cup) granulated sugar
  • 120g (3/4 cup) powdered sugar, sifted
  • ½ tablespoon grated meyer lemon zest (~1 lemon)
  • 29 milliliters / 2 tablespoons meyer lemon juice (~2 lemons)
  • 15 milliliters / 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 ½g (1/2 teaspoon) salt
  • 265g (~2 cups) all-purpose flour, sifted

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Line baking sheets with parchment paper or slipat; set aside
  3. Cream butter and sugars with lemon zest until light and fluffy
  4. Add lemon juice, vanilla and salt and beat until well combined
  5. Stir in flour
  6. Scoop with a medium cookie dough scoop (2 tablespoons each) onto prepared cookie sheets about 2 inches apart
  7. Bake for 13-15 minutes or until very light brown around the edges
  8. Allow cookies to cool on cooling rack
  9. Store cookies in an airtight container at room temperature up to one week or in the freezer for up to two months

Barely adapted from these lemon cookies

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