Meyer Lemon Cookies

Meyer Lemon Cookies

One of the best things about Spring? Meyer Lemons. Seriously, there’s nothing that speaks to the epitome of spring to me like Meyer lemons. Sweet, bright, and the perfect blend of lemons and mandarin oranges, they make anything taste amazing.

From iced tea to cupcakes, Meyer Lemons add a citrus-y kick to all that you love. That’s why I made Meyer Lemon Cookies for Food Fanatic today. They’re so good – light, sweet, and with an added spring kick of chewy coconut flavor. What more could you ask for, I tell ya.

This Meyer Lemon Cookies recipe couldn’t be simpler, or sweeter. It’s a riff off a cookie that’s been on my site for a while, and been a favorite for just as long. Chewy Lime Coconut Cookies are fantastic, but if you aren’t aware, there’s actually a lime shortage right now! This crazy weather over the last year caused a huge shortage, and in most places, one little lime is running over a $1.19 each. That. Is. Crazytalk.

meyer lemon cookiesSolve your citrus craving instead by making Meyer Lemon cookies. And Meyer Lemon Cake. Because we need citrus-y sweet things to celebrate the gorgeous weather we’re finally having. They’re perfect with a cup of tea, so why not plan an impromptu tea party with your favorite little girls?

I can’t tell you how nice it is to finally be able to take my baby outside, and these cookies put me in mind of the Springs in her future. I can’t wait to be able to have picnics and tea parties with her too. I can just imagine her sweet face while we play outside on a blanket, stuffed animals in attendance for the finest tea party in the land.

Elle may be a little young for tea parties this Spring, but Mama’s not. I’ll be enjoying a few of these babies this afternoon with a steaming cup of Earl Grey tea, thank you very much. Won’t you join me?

9 Responses to “Meyer Lemon Cookies”

  1. Cookbook Queen — May 6, 2014 at 9:19 am

    Yes, yes, yes. Tea parties for the WIN!! Love these pretty lemon cookies!

  2. I always like to welcome and enjoy spring with a wide variety of lemon based recipes. This meyer lemon cookies looks very delicious. Can’t wait to try them.

  3. laurel @wannacomewith — May 6, 2014 at 5:10 pm

    Lemon and coconut? Right up my alley! I’m definitely pinning this and making it soon. (seriously, I love lemon in baked goods – maybe even more than chocolate, and that’s saying something)

  4. Tabitha — May 6, 2014 at 7:24 pm

    Any suggestion for a coconut substitution? Allergies! But I loooooove anything lemony.

    • Jamie — May 6th, 2014 at 7:54 pm


      I would simply omit the coconut. Thanks for stopping by!


  5. Ala — May 7, 2014 at 11:23 am

    ‘Tis totally the season of summer–I don’t know if y’all felt a heat wave like ours a week and a half ago, but breaking out a sweat just strolling outside is enough to convince me that these cookies should be made. Thanks for sharing!

  6. Pam — May 16, 2014 at 10:11 pm

    Hello, I love lemon and made these, followed them exactly, were yummy but SUPER flat??? looking nothing like the picture…advice ? thanks, love you site :)

    • Jamie — July 3rd, 2014 at 12:45 pm

      I have made these so many times and they’ve never turned out flat. I’d recommend chilling your dough for a bit before baking, that may help.

  7. Thank you for sharing this! I’ve made these cookies a few times since finding your blog and they are delicious. My neighbor said they are the most delicious cookies she has ever eaten and I agree. I’m sharing a link to your recipe on my blog today. :)

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