meyer lemon cloud cookies

My affinity for anything Meyer lemon runs deep (previously: Meyer lemon-brown butter bars, Meyer lemon pound cake, Meyer lemon madeleines). In addition to my own tree, I was gifted a bag filled with the fragrant beauties. Cookies were in order, but not just any cookie – cloud cookies.

Meyer Lemon Cloud Cookies | Tutti Dolci

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 | Tutti Dolci

Meyer Lemon Cloud 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

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.

Preheat oven to 350°F and line two baking sheets with silicone mats or parchment paper. Form 1 1/4″ balls of dough and place two inches apart on prepared baking sheets; flatten mounds slightly. Bake, rotating pans halfway through, for 10 minutes, until golden. Cool for 2 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.

Yield – 20 cookies
Calories – 110 (per cookie)
Carbs – 15

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  1. 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!

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. I wish I could find more Meyer lemons here, they are pretty awesome!!! Your cloud cookies look melt in your mouth good! Gorgeous, Hugs, Terra

  6. 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!!

  7. 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! 🙂