Meyer Lemon Ricotta Cookies


Meyer lemons are believed to be a cross between a lemon and an orange. It's thinner, smoother-skinned, and less acidic than a traditional lemon. It adds herbal and floral notes to these delicious cookies.

Meyer Lemon Ricotta Cookies
Photo: Carson Downing
Hands On Time:
25 mins
Bake Time:
10 mins
Cool Time:
2 mins
Total Time:
37 mins
40 cookies


  • ½ cup butter, softened

  • 1 cup sugar

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • ½ teaspoon poppy seeds

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 1 egg

  • 1 cup whole milk ricotta cheese

  • 2 teaspoon Meyer lemon zest

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

  • 1 ¾ cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 recipe Meyer Lemon Glaze


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper. In a large bowl beat butter with a mixer on medium 30 seconds. Add next four ingredients (through salt). Beat until combined, scraping bowl as needed. Beat in next four ingredients (through vanilla) until combined. Beat in flour.

  2. Drop dough by rounded (2-tsp.) scoops 2 inches apart onto prepared cookie sheets. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until cookies appear set and bottoms are light brown. Cool on cookie sheets 2 minutes. Remove; cool on wire racks.

  3. Dip cookies into Meyer Lemon Glaze, allowing excess to drip off. Let stand 30 minutes or until set.

Meyer Lemon Glaze:

In a small bowl stir together 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar,1/2 tsp. Meyer lemon zest, 2 Tbsp. Meyer lemon juice, 1 Tbsp. light-color corn syrup, and pinch of salt. If necessary, stir in additional Meyer lemon juice, 1 tsp. at a time, to reach glazing consistency.

To Store

Layer cookies between sheets of waxed paper in an airtight container. Store in refrigerator up to 3 days or freeze up to 3 months.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

91 Calories
3g Fat
15g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 40
Calories 91
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g 4%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 14mg 5%
Sodium 77mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 15g 5%
Total Sugars 10g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 0.5mg 3%
Calcium 16mg 1%
Iron 0.3mg 2%
Potassium 23mg 0%
Folate, total 11.1mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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