These Iced Meyer Lemon Cookies just the thing to cure those wintertime blues. The cookies are tender yet crisp, packed full of Meyer lemon flavor, and topped with a sweet Meyer Lemon Glaze. They are sure to bring a smile to your face after just one bite! The perfect winter citrus cookies to satisfy those bright sunny cravings!
Iced Meyer Lemon Cookies
Thin, crisp cutout cookies with tons of Meyer lemon flavor. Much different than my lemon thumbprint cookies.
Cornstarch is added to make the cookies tender yet crisp.
Rolling out the dough and freezing it for 20 minutes before using cookie cutters makes the dough easier to handle.
Meyer lemon juice and zest yield a sweet fragrant cookie, and the glaze enforces the Meyer lemon flavor.
I can't help but get excited when I see Meyer Lemons at the store. They are nothing like an ordinary lemon.
They are a cross between a lemon and an orange. They are sweet, fragrant, and extremely delicious.
I snatched up a healthy bunch of Meyer lemons the last time we were out shopping and could not wait to use them.
In the very early days of Baked by an Introvert, I made Meyer lemon cookies. They were soft, pillowy, and featured my favorite citrus.
And while those cookies are good, they are much more on the lighter side.
Today's iced Meyer lemon cookies are the complete opposite. They are sturdy cutout cookies flavored with the juice and zest of Meyer lemons. The icing is thick with speckles of brightly colored zest.
I'm really happy with how the dough held up. I adapted this lemon cookie recipe from Cook's Country and couldn't be more pleased with the results.
I did cut back on the butter and needed to use more flour in order to achieve a firm dough so the cookies wouldn't lose their shape while baking.
The end result was a highly addictive iced Meyer lemon cookie! They were so good, in fact, I had to force my husband to take them to his co-workers. He wanted to keep them for himself, but I knew if they hung around I'd be the one to eat them all.
Adapted from Cook's Country.