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Meyer Lemon Cookies

  • Author: Linda


  • 1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest, or zest from 1 lemon
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 cups all-purpose¬†flour


  • Preheat the oven to 350F.
  • Cream the butter, sugar, and salt in a bowl until light and fluffy.
  • Add the egg, lemon zest, and lemon juice. Stir to combine.
  • Stir in flour and mix until just combined.
  • Scoop out two tablespoon-sized pieces of cookie dough onto the prepared baking sheets. Roll the dough into balls and then gently press them down a little. Use a potato masher to stylize your cookies.
  • Bake for 12-15 minutes.¬†The cookies should look done on the outside, but still a little soft on the inside. Remove from the oven and cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to finish cooling.