meyer lemon cloud cookies

Light and lemony Meyer lemon cloud cookies dusted with powdered sugar are perfect for citrus season! You’ll love these soft lemon cookies with coffee or tea.

Meyer Lemon Cloud Cookies

The light and lemony pillows practically melt in your mouth and remain tender for days. Dusted with powdered sugar, these cookies are certain to infuse a little sunshine into even the dreariest winter afternoon.

Meyer Lemon Cloud Cookies

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Meyer Lemon Cloud Cookies

Meyer Lemon Cloud Cookies

  • Author: Laura | Tutti Dolci
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 12 minutes
  • Total Time: 32 minutes
  • Yield: 20 cookies
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American


Light and lemony Meyer lemon cloud cookies dusted with powdered sugar are perfect for citrus season! You’ll love these soft lemon cookies.


  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp cornstarch
  • 1 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 Tbsp Meyer lemon zest
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 Tbsp Meyer lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • Powdered sugar, for dusting


  1. Whisk together flour, cornstarch, baking powder, and salt in a small bowl. Place Meyer lemon zest and white sugar in a food processor and pulse for 1 minute. Beat lemon-sugar, brown sugar, and butter in a large mixer bowl at medium speed until creamy. Add Meyer lemon juice, vanilla and egg; beat until combined. Reduce speed to low and gradually add flour mixture; beat just until incorporated. Transfer dough to an airtight container and refrigerate for at least 3 hours, or overnight.
  2. Preheat oven to 350°F and line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  3. Form 1 1/4″ balls of dough and place two inches apart on prepared baking sheets; flatten mounds slightly.
  4. Bake, rotating pans halfway through, for 10 t0 12 minutes, until golden. Cool for 5 minutes on baking sheets, then transfer cookies to a wire rack and dust with powdered sugar while still warm. Store in an airtight container at room temperature up to 3 days.

Keywords: Meyer Lemon, Lemon, Lemon Cookies, Cookies

More Meyer lemon recipes to try:

Meyer Lemon Crinkle Cookies
Meyer Lemon Brown Butter Bars
Meyer Lemon Poppy Seed Cake

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  1. Once again we are in sync Laura! I just finished making something lemon flavoured too 🙂 I wish Meyer lemons were easier to find as I love the balance of tartness and sweet.

  2. These sound wonderful! I was just given a bag of limes, and might have to sub those out!

  3. I’m such a sucker for Meyer lemons! I’ll have to stock up on them so I can make this stat!

  4. Just when I thought I couldn’t even look at another cookie post-holidays, I find myself drooling over these. Lemon desserts are my fave. 🙂

  5. I have to get my hands on some meyer lemons. I have never actually used one and am very excited to this year! These look so good!

  6. Dreamy! Just dreamy, Laura! I’m so jealous you have your own Meyer lemon tree. (Gah! Oh, what I would give for one of those. I’ll just have to be grateful for my access to fresh tart cherries in the summer.) Cannot wait to make these, girl! Your creativity never ceases to amaze me. Thanks for sharing. Love, love!

  7. You are such a lemon lover and these are just so you! They’re light and perfect and such a signature Laura recipe! pinned

  8. Remember when we were kids in school and we held up our hand for the teacher so long that we braced our arm with the other one behind our head? That’s what I’m doing for one of these little puffy cloud cookies.

  9. Lemon desserts are my favorite! I just received a huge bag of key limes. I wonder if I how key lime cloud cookies would taste?!

  10. Lemon sweets are my favorite! I’m charmed by the Lemon Cloud Cookies, they are lovely Laura! I never tire of my #CitrusLove!

  11. I’m so excited that the Meyer Lemon season is here! These cookies look amazing Laura. What fun to have your own tree!

  12. Lemon is my other obsession besides chocolate so I’m loving these little beauties. I’m at my parents house with the meyer lemon tree filled in the back yard but I forgot my camera :(. I have made lemon bars but plan on a pie. I also am sending a box of lemons to my home for when I get back.

  13. So happy to have Myer lemon season again. This season so far I made Myer lemon curd and chiffon cake. I was about to search your recipe for more ideas too! Thanks for the recipe!

  14. I’m saving this recipe away for my first lemons of the season. They look wonderful Laura!

  15. I can’t get enough Meyer Lemons – I use them more in savory creations but I love coming here to see what scrumptious treats you’re making, Laura 🙂 These little cloud cookies are lovely. We planted a Meyer lemon tree and it’s starting to produce – they’re tiny, but I’m hoping they get bigger each year.

  16. What a wonderful recipe, Laura… I adore Meyer lemons… so exquisite. Saving this recipe right now!

  17. there is just something about standing in a kitchen and making cookies during a winter storm, and the fact that they’re like little bites of sunshine makes it all the better.

  18. I wish I could smell these lemon cookies through my computer. They look so soft and tender.

  19. I am so salivating by looking at your cookies. They look divine. I would love to try them when I get Meyer lemons.

  20. I love all the lemony goodness you have in your slider! Hooray for lemons. They make me so happy. 😀

    And so do these cookies! Your pictures make them look so heavenly. 😉

  21. Oh, I wish we had that lemon variety here in Brazil, I would love to taste it! The cookies look cute, Laura!

  22. So jealous of the abundance of Meyer lemons you have! They aren’t in the stores here yet, and when they get here they will not be cheap!

  23. I just made these as my Mom loves lemons. They are AMAZING! My word, and so easy! I also like the idea of making half the batch and freezing the other, so you can have fresh cookies whenever you want with half the work. So enjoy your website and wonderful recipes.
    Thank you !! Have a FAB week!!

  24. Wow, these were great. My meyer lemon tree is exploding with fruit in my living room, and these cookies were the perfect thing!

    1. Hi Nicole, the cookies should freeze wonderfully! Or you can freeze the shaped dough and bake whenever a craving strikes! 🙂