Meyer Lemon Crinkle Cookies

by on May 15, 2013

Meyer Lemon Crinkle Cookies from White On Rice Couple

I love a really good cookie. Though I don’t have much of a sweet tooth, I appreciate and savor every bite of dessert that my palate can tolerate. And though I’m not capable of eating too much, I’m always searching for a great recipe that can satisfy my two to three bites of sweet joy.

And what do I mean by a really good cookie? I know everyone has their criteria on what they expect out of a cookie, so having an open discussion here is always fun to see what you expect in your next warm batch. I don’t consider myself a cookie-snob, though I’m known to be very frustrated if I pay $3.50 for a mediocre cookie in a bakery!

What I love out of cookies are great texture, chew and flavor. We’ve previously written about one of our favorite granola cookies and now I found this on recipe on Pinterest and I’m so blown away by it’s flavor because I love meyer lemon and the flavor really shines in this cookie. It’s so excellent that I actually inhaled 4 cookies in one sitting. And for me, that’s an eating feat.

I found this popular lemon crinkle cookie recipe on Pinterst and it was made my Lauren of the lovely Lauren’s Latest blog. Thanks to Pinterest, I’ve been finding some really fabulous recipes, including my last magic custard cake and when I found Lauren’s cookie recipe few months ago, I’ve been equally obsessed over it.

Meyer Lemon Crinkle Cookies from White On Rice Couple

Finally, I reminded Todd about it and he immediately dived into the kitchen to bake up a batch with our garden meyer lemons. He’s a great guy and why I cherish him so much is that he loves to bake cookies. I’m good at finding the recipe and eating them, so we’re we’re a perfect match!

The verdict is nothing but applause for Lauren’s recipe. I’m sending you all a big word of caution because if you love lemon cookies, if you love meyer lemons and if you’re a lover of snickerdoodles, you will find yourself stuffing yourself silly with these lovely cookies. They’re soft and chewy, similar to the texture of a snickerdoodle, but with the bright flavors of meyer lemon and delicate aroma of powdered sugar. We’ve adapted it a bit to suit our taste and our meyer lemons. But you can refer to her original recipe or use our version with the meyer lemons.

I’m confident this recipe will be making it’s appearance at our Summer dinner parties because they’re that good!



Our cookbook, Bountiful, is available for pre-order on Amazon! & we shared a post about it here.

Meyer Lemon Crinkle Cookies from White On Rice Couple

Meyer Lemon Crinkle Cookies

Yield: 24-36 Cookies

Total Time: 30 min

Adapted from Lauren's Latest Lemon Crinkle Cookies. The cookies have a soft interior texture with a slightly crisp exterior given to it by rolling the cookies in confectioners sugar before baking. Their texture reminds us of one of our favorite cookies, our Snickerdoodles, but with a lemon flavor. Adjustments to Lauren's original recipe were made to suite the sweeter taste of the meyer lemon and to our own personal preferences. Make sure to check out her original recipe as well. It's fantastic.


  • 1 1/2 cups (190g) Flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon Sea Salt or Kosher Salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1/8 teaspoons Baking Soda
  • 1/2 cup (113g) unsalted Butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup (110g) packed Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 cup (100g) Sugar
  • ½ teaspoon (3ml) Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 teaspoon (5ml) Meyer Lemon Zest (@ 1 meyer lemon's worth)
  • 2 Tablespoons (30ml) fresh Meyer Lemon Juice
  • 1/4 cup (30g) Confectioners Sugar


  1. Preheat an oven to 350°F. Line a couple sheet pans with parchment paper.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, salt, baking powder, and baking soda for at least 20 seconds. Set aside.
  3. In mixer, beat together the butter, brown sugar, and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the vanilla extract, egg, meyer lemon zest, and meyer lemon juice until well combined. Scrape down the sides of the bowl and mix again to make sure everything is incorporated.
  4. Stir in the flour mixture until just combined, making sure to scrape the bottom of the bowl to get all of the flour.
  5. Sift the confectioners sugar onto a large plate. Form the dough into 1 inch sized balls (a 1/2 oz. cookie scoop works perfectly to help make balls). Roll the balls in the confectioners sugar then place 2 inches apart on the lined sheet pans.
  6. Bake for 9-11 minutes or until the bottoms of the cookies just begin to turn light golden and the tops of the cookies look matte (no longer shiny or wet looking). Remove from the oven and allow to cool for a few minutes before transferring to a wire rack to finish cooling.
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{ 24 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Amanda May 15, 2013 at 8:08 am

I love anything lemon! Thanks for sharing, I am definitely going to have to these.


2 Barbara @ Barbara Bakes May 15, 2013 at 8:11 am

The cookies sound like one I would love. But it’s the flowered plate that caught my eye. I have an entire set that my mom got for her wedding in the late 40′s. So fun to see it in your photo.


3 Lizthechef May 15, 2013 at 8:23 am

Adding this to my Meyer lemon recipe collection – lovely!


4 jamie @ green beans & grapefruit May 15, 2013 at 8:32 am

These look incredibly good. Will have to make these for a client this week!


5 Kathryn May 15, 2013 at 8:34 am

Oh I’m craving one of these cookies so much! Love how you describe them and the idea of that bright lemony flavour!


6 Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar May 15, 2013 at 8:34 am

What a treat!! Yum!


7 Kiran @ May 15, 2013 at 9:14 am

Congrats on the book, you guys! And we need to celebrate it with this cookies :)


8 Heidi Roth May 15, 2013 at 1:05 pm

Mmmm, cookies and Meyer lemons – my two favorite things! I’m wondering if you might have any suggestions for making these cookies using just regular lemons and some additional ingredient to get that flavor? While I absolutely love Meyer lemons, I can’t find them locally very often. Thoughts?


9 Brandon @ Kitchen Konfidence May 15, 2013 at 1:58 pm

Beautiful cookies! And congratulations on the book!!


10 Emily May 15, 2013 at 6:33 pm

I love crinkle cookies but I’ve never had lemon ones. Can’t wait to try these!


11 Nicole @InfiniteLittlePleasures May 16, 2013 at 2:17 am

Looks super fresh and delicious! Perfect for summer :) I featured it in my blogpost on cookies here:


12 Rachael @ Tokyo Terrace May 16, 2013 at 8:20 am

These look absolutely wonderful! I love crinkle cookies and making them with Meyer lemon is a wonderful variation. Now if only I could get my hands on some Meyer lemons right now! Pre-ordered your cookbook, by the way! Huge congrats! I can’t wait to page through the undoubtedly beautiful photographs and recipes! -Rachael


13 Tom M. May 16, 2013 at 8:26 am

We have some small Meyers and a new set of flowers on our little tree at the moment, so I hope we get enough to make this recipe! We didn’t get any lemons last year, but Dallas has had a very nice spring and all of our plants are doing well. Fingers crossed because this looks delicious!


14 Rachel @ Baked by Rachel May 16, 2013 at 12:22 pm

These sound absolutely perfect – and refreshing!


15 Milynn May 16, 2013 at 1:36 pm

Crinkle cookies are my favorite! I’ve been making chocolate chip and also red velvet crinkle cookies! I’ll have to add these to the list!


16 Marta @ What should I eat for breakfast today May 16, 2013 at 4:02 pm

Piterest is a magical place, isn’t it :) I’m gladyou found it as I could find it here.


17 Rachel @ Twin Tough May 18, 2013 at 8:09 am

Love lemon! These look delicious!


18 Miss Kim @ May 20, 2013 at 1:13 am

Wow….gorgeous pics! I can just taste the lemony flavors of these cookies. Lemon cookies are one of my favs. They are soooo good.


19 El Cajón de las Especias May 20, 2013 at 2:11 pm

A good cookies brighten anyone’s day! They look fabulous!

We are also fans of pinterest, there are really great photos!

Congratulations for your recipe, photos and, as always, continue to see the blog.

‘Spicy’ Greetings


20 White on Rice Couple May 20, 2013 at 3:38 pm

Thanks so much.
T & D


21 Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes) May 21, 2013 at 2:28 pm

Gosh these cookies are just incredible, so gorgeous! I


22 Diane May 26, 2013 at 2:25 pm

These sound lovely, however I can usually only find regular lemons. How do you suggest i adapt this recipe?


23 White on Rice Couple May 26, 2013 at 4:37 pm

Hi Diane. You can try the recipe with a direct substitution, it will have a brighter lemon taste, but should still be good. You might want to add a touch more sugar, depending on your lemons. Taste as you go and you should have a great cookie.



24 DessertForTwo May 31, 2013 at 1:25 pm

These sound so good! I love pretty much anything sweet Lauren makes, so I know these are tops! :)


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