Meyer lemon cookies that are full of cheerful citrus flavor and sweet coconut too. We know you'll adore them.
Spring has finally sprung! With warmer weather and more sunshine, comes one of my favorite things – Meyer Lemons. I swear I become a little more smitten with this citrus fruit every year. And while they once seemed a bit obscure, they’ve definitely become readily available in my local markets, which make me one happy girl. To me, they signify spring and sunshine, so I look forward to them every season.
If you’ve never heard of Meyer Lemons, allow me enlighten you a bit. They’re native to China and are a cross between a regular lemon and a mandarin orange. They’re sweeter, smaller and rounder than traditional lemons and have a more golden-yellow appearance. I pretty much view them as a lemon’s cuter, tinier sister.
A few weeks ago, I snagged a gorgeous bag organic Meyer Lemons and I knew exactly what I wanted to create with them – Meyer Lemon Cake and Meyer Lemon Sugar Cookies. The cake was absolutely delicious, but these cookies - they are incredible.
The base recipe for Meyer Lemon Sugar Cookies is adapted from a recipe that I’ve been fond of for years. If you’re a lime lover, you simply must check out the Chewy Lime Coconut version on My Baking Addiction. I can pretty much guarantee they’ll quickly become your favorite spring cookie.
Speaking of cookies, while you’re baking up this recipe, you should totally just go ahead and have a full on cookie-a-thon because I don’t think you’ll be able to resist these Oatmeal Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies or these Strawberry Shortcake Cookies – seriously does it get any better than strawberries and cookies? I think not.
Meyer Lemon Sugar Cookies are brimming with flavor thanks to loads of zest and the chewy texture puts them over the top. A bit of coconut makes them a little more complex and pumps up the spring flavor.