Lemon Cloud Cookies

I have a weakness for anything lemon.  My dad has a Meyer lemon tree that puts out a ridiculous number of lemons every year, and needless to say, they never go to waste.  So, when I needed a cookie to take to dinner at my friend’s house, I decided this would be the perfect thing to snack on while we played games.  These are some of the lightest cookies I’ve ever made, and have just a slight sweetness and lemon flavor, so they’re not overpowering, but just give you a little bit of something sweet for after dinner.

Recipe – Makes approximately 36

1/2 c unsalted butter, room temperature

3/4 c sugar

1 egg

2 T lemon juice

1/2 t vanilla

1/2 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp baking soda

1/4 tsp salt

1 1/4 c flour


  1. Preheat oven to 350°
  2. Cream together the butter and sugar
  3. Add the egg, juice, and vanilla
  4. Sift in the baking powder, baking soda, salt, and flour
  5. Mix until just combined
  6. Drop by 2 t balls onto a lined baking sheet
  7. Bake until just barely golden around the edges, about 10-12 minutes


  • If you don’t feel like sifting everything, just sift the flour and add in the other dry ingredients prior to the flour.  Sifting a combined 2 teaspoons of dry ingredients won’t make that much of a difference.
  • Let them cool on the cookie sheet for a minute or so before moving them to the cooling rack so that the bottom stays just a little crisp and they don’t fall.

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