Meyer Lemon Cut-Out Sugar Cookies

This recipe has been featured in a post on The Recipe Girl blog: Meyer Lemon Cut-Out Sugar Cookies- no chill.

Yield: 3 to 4 dozen cut-out cookies

Prep Time: 30 min

Cook Time: 12 min

Meyer Lemon Cut-Out Sugar Cookies

Cut out sugar cookies are always fun to do, but they're even better to eat when they taste good. The flavor of Meyer Lemon in these cookies is a big win...


2 cups unsalted butter, at room temperature
2 cups granulated sugar
2 large eggs
4 Tablespoons whipping cream
3 teaspoons vanilla extract
3 teaspoons Meyer Lemon Juice, freshly squeezed
zest from 2 medium Meyer lemons
6 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 Tablespoon baking powder


1. Preheat the oven to 325°F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.

2. Combine butter and sugar. Beat until smooth but not fluffy.

3. In a small bowl mix eggs, cream, vanilla extract, lemon juice and lemon juice. Add this mixture all at once to the butter and sugar. Mix just until combined. The mixture will appear 'curdled.'

4. In another small bowl, whisk the flour, salt and baking powder. Add these dry ingredients to the liquid ingredients in the mixing bowl. Mix to form dough. This dough does not need to be chilled before rolling!

5. Flour a work surface. Knead the dough a few times to smooth it out and with a rolling pin- roll the dough. Add flour as needed, if dough appears sticky. Cut into desired shapes. The dough scraps can be re-rolled and cut several times.

6. Bake 10 to 12 minutes, or until edges turn golden brown. Cool on a wire rack.


*The cookies pictures above were iced with Martha Stewart's Royal Icing.


5 Responses to “Meyer Lemon Cut-Out Sugar Cookies”

  1. postedApr 9, 2009 9:28 AM

    They are very funny your cookies.

  2. postedApr 11, 2009 7:36 PM

    Very pretty! I’m always awed by the patience everyone else seems to have to decorate cookies.

    Happy Easter!

  3. postedDec 31, 2009 8:43 PM

    I made these into Christmas cookies…they are delicious, and I love not having to chill the dough. Your site is now my go-to site when I’m looking for a particular recipe. Every thing I’ve tried from here is fabulous. Thank you!

  4. postedMar 8, 2010 7:38 AM

    These were delicious! Thanks so much for posting

  5. postedDec 24, 2017 11:09 AM
    Carla Stephens

    Awesome cookies! I have a Meyer Lemon tree and it is bursting around the holidays. Perfect cookie and I paired it with a lemon royal icing: Everyone loves these cookies.

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