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Lofthouse-Style Meyer Lemon Sugar Cookie



Sweet and tangy Meyer Lemon soft baked cookies with topped with a slightly sweet and tangy frosting.

I love a really good sugar cookie especially a soft one with a thick layer of frosting. The frosting might be my favorite part of it.
The soft sugar cookie has to be my favorite that you can buy from a store. I can eat maybe three to four of them in one sitting.

If you haven't heard of Meyer Lemons they are thought to be a cross between a lemon and mandarin. They can have a slight orange hue to very orange hue and can be the shape of a lemon or an orange and they are not as tart as a lemon.
You might these recipes:
Meyer Lemon Cranberry Scones
Cranberry Orange Muffies
Spiced Cranberry Orange Doughnut Muffins
Spiced Cranberry Orange Cake 
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Lofthouse-Style Meyer Lemon Sugar Cookies

Time:
Prep- 30 minutes
Chilling- 3 to 4 hours
Baking- 9 to 11 minutes

Ingredients

Meyer Lemon Sugar Cookies
3 cups Unbleached All Purpose Flour plus a little for rolling
1 cup Unsalted Butter, room temperature
1 1/2 cups Granulated Sugar
1/2 cup Sour Cream 
2 Tablespoons Meyer Lemon Zest, about 2 lemons
1/4 cup Meyer Lemon Juice, 1 to 2 lemons
1 Tablespoon Baking Powder
2 eggs, room temperature 
3/4 teaspoon Fine Sea Salt
1 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract 

Meyer Lemon Frosting
1/2 cup Unsalted Butter, room temperature
3 cups Confectioners' Sugar
2 teaspoon Meyer Lemon Zest
1 Tablespoon Meyer Lemon Juice
Pinch of Sea Salt

1. Zest lemons into sugar and let it set for 30 minutes. 
2. In a medium size bowl, combine flour, baking powder and sea salt. Set aside. In a large bowl, cream together butter and lemon sugar until light and fluffy, about 3 to 5 minutes.
3. Add sour cream, vanilla, lemon juice and eggs one at a time.  Mix for 1 to 2 minutes. Lower the speed of your mixer, slowly add in flour mixture.
4. Cover and chill for 3 to 4 hours.
5. Preheat oven to 325 degrees and cover cookie sheet with parchment. Scoop 1/4 cup worth of cookie dough roll it then flatten to 1/2 inch thick. If the dough is sticky you may have to roll in a little of flour. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes until slightly set in the middle.
6. Let the cookies cool on the sheet for 5 minutes then transfer to a wired rack until fully cooled.
7. For frosting: cream together butter until light and fluffy. Add confectioners' sugar at a 1/2 cup at a time. Add Meyer lemon zest, Meyer lemon juice and pinch of salt. Spread frosting over cookies and let set for 30 minutes before enjoying or storing into an airtight container.

Note: Can substitute regular lemons and Mandarin oranges or naval oranges if you can't find Meyer Lemons.
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Comments

  1. Yum, I love soft sugar cookies! I've never tried baking with Meyer lemons but I'm dying to try them.

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  2. Mmmmm these look so delicious! I actually really love lemon as a flavor, which is a recent development. And lemon mixed with something super sweet (like a sugar cookie!) is so good to me.

    I may just have to bake these!

    Michelle
    dressingwithstyle-s.com

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  3. You always share the best recipes! I love the flavor combinations. These cookies look tasty!

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  4. I have never heard of Meyer Lemons and today I learn it. I always love some taste of lemon mandarin in my desert or cookies. Now, I know how to make it. Thinking of it already make me mouth watering. I should make these one fine day!

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  5. Looks so good! I am craving sugar cookie right now after seeing those pictures. Will be hard to resist.

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  6. Arent these just amazing looking!!! I love the tangy taste of lemon. I love all your sweet combinations like salty and sweet and now this one! The frosting does look amazingly tasty!!

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  7. Oh my, these look so delicious! Perfect timing as I need to bring some baked goodies to my daughter's school fundraiser so I will be trying this receipe. Thanks for sharing!

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  8. Oh these sound just amazing! I love sugar cookies and lemon so if I ever get the patience to bake again I will definitely try out this recipe!

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  9. I'm not a lemon fan but these look delicious! And most people love lemon, so this is a good one to try for parties!

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  10. This looks so delightful and tasty. I would love to try making this recipe. My boys would both probably DIG this!

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  11. These look soooooo good! Love the lemon zest decoration on the top. Makes the cookies look super-cute!

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  12. This looks so mouth-watering - can't wait to try it out!

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  13. These look so yummy!! Thank you for sharing!

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  14. This looks really delicious Thank you for sharing

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  15. These look dangerously good! They're going on the list for this weekend for sure –– I love sugar cookies and I LOVE lemon.

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  16. Sweet and tangy sounds wonderful! These cookies are just what I'm craving for right now. :)

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  17. These look so delicious! My family is in love with Loft Style Cookies and Meyer Lemon is the best! I will have to make some of these this week!

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  18. I hadnt heard of Meyer Lemons but they sounds really lovely, I would love to give them a try, these cookies look delicious

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  19. This looks so delish! I'm going to have to try your recipe and make this with my kids. Thanks for sharing.

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  20. Lucy I am with you I love a soft sugar cookie! I also love a thing lemon too! This post really speaks directly to me, these would be perfect for Easter!

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  21. Those look so good! I like that you zested a real lemon instead of using candied fruit on top of the cookies. The real thing is always so much better :)

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    1. Defiantly. I always try to use the real thing instead of candied.

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  22. We love sugar cookies, but this is an interesting twist. We'll have to try it this weekend.

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  23. My mouth started watering with the first picture! These look and sound amazing. Going to try these out this weekend

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  24. These made my cheeks water. I love lemony desserts.

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  25. Yummy! I love lemon anything!!

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  26. these cookies look delicious

    Veronika

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  27. These look amazing and my husband loves lemon dessert of any kind. Saving this recipe for sure!

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  28. These look incredibly delicious! Thank you for sharing!

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  29. These look delicious!! I can't wait to try them!

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  30. I have never heard of Meyer lemons! This is so interesting and this recipe looks and sounds divine! I want to try and make these :D

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  31. I absolutely love the sound of that frosting! My mom grows lemons on her trees and is always looking for lemon dessert recipes.

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  32. These look amazing! I am definitely going to try them along with some of your other recipes!

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  33. These are my favorite type of cookies and I absolutely LOVE lemon! I will definitely be making these.

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  34. Oh my! These would be soo good right about now! I need to try making these lemon sugar cookies.

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  35. wow,wow this looks so delicious.I envy you right now,how i wish i could make such .Will bookmark this and try it later.

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  36. Yum! I'm a big fan of soft cookies! These lemon sugar cookies sound like the perfect way to bring a little sunshine into these cold days we're having.

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  37. I don't see Meyer Lemons here often but would definitely look out for them now. These cookies look scrumptious and I think I could probably scoff a half a dozen with ease :)

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  38. Wow, interesting. I will have to try the lemon sugar cookie soon. Thank you for sharing the recipe

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  39. These lemon sugar cookies looks amazing! I'll have to bake them over the weekend, since I have some friends coming over. :)

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  40. I love anything lemon, these look and sound delicious!

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  41. Drooling while reading... Didn't know that was possible! These look divine. I love the punch lemon packs in baking. Can't wait to try these out.

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  42. Love tangy sweetness of lemon flavoured anything! Pinning this to try later.

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  43. Mouth watering, fingers shaking as I am so hungry for these .... these look delicious!

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  44. All your cookies always look sooooo good!!

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  45. I love sugar cookies! These look so good that I am going to try them tomorrow morning itself :)

    - www.allshethings.com

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  46. These sugar cookies look so delicious. I would love to make them. Thanks for sharing.

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  47. Oooo these are right up my alley!! And they’re soft bake?! Yes!!

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  48. I love lemon sugar cookies and these Lofthouse-Style Meyer Lemon Sugar Cookies look so delicious. I am loving the frosting and presentation also. I would love to try these out.

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  49. These look so delicious and remind me of summer. I've pinned for future use. :-)

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  50. Oh my good gracious, I absolutely love lemon cookies, they are my favorite. What I love about this post is the fact that these cookies have frosting on them and look incredibly fresh!

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  51. These look delicious! Saved this for later anything lemon is a win for me 😋

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  52. I shouldn’t have read Thisbe post because I’m trying to lose weight. I’m with you in being about to eat 4 cookies in one sitting. For me possibly more!! And I didn’t know about Meyer lemons. Thanks for educating me. I’ll look for them. ❤️

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  53. I've never tried a lemon like this before. The cookies look so good and they're perfect with your afternoon tea! I'd love to give it a try.

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  54. This seems absolutely delicious! Going to try the cookies this evening I think!

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  55. I love a good sugar cookie. I just made some last week for valentine's day. I've never used sour cream in a cookie recipe, I'd be interested to see how these come out. Looks great.

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  56. I can almost taste the tarty lemon and the sweet cream just by the pictures you have taken. Looks like another great recipe Luci. Thanks!

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  57. Easy instructions and ingredients, I think I'll have these for the weekend. I haven't heard about Meyer Lemons before, I like the sound of that cross breed!

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  58. I’ll be honest, not all lemon desserts are created equal and these look tip-top! I’ll have to make these when my MIL comes to visit, as lemon is her favorite!

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  59. these look quite flavorful and energizing, i LOVE meyer lemons!

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  60. Oh yum, can't wait to make a batch of these! Love lemon!

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  61. Lemon desserts are my favorite. I never make them though. This recipe looks tasty specifically for the lemon flavor, lol but lemon cookies are definitely underived appreciated too.

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  62. How I love cookies with lemon flavor, I think that's really kinda bizarre though cause I never found this kind of cookies in any of the supermarkets. I have seen som cookies with orange but never with lemon. They look so delicious! Can't wait to taste them!

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  63. I love the gambit of Meyer lemon. I can’t wait to try these cookies

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  64. This post should have been around before i gave up refined sugar, these cookies look so tasty

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  65. I am making these this weekend, my daughter and her partner will be arriving Sunday evening to stay for a week :).

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  66. These look deliciously yummy! I want to try this out!

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  67. These look so yummy! I love the idea of lemon zest on top!

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  68. Looks yummy! Instead of lemon can I use orange or other citrus family?

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    1. You defiantly can use any citrus that you like.

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  69. Yumm cookies again. Love the tangy twist to this.

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  70. I love Meyer Lemon and a good sugar cookie. All these flavors sound amazing!

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  71. I love the idea using lemon on sugar cookies, it balance the sweet and tangy taste!

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