Meyer Lemon and Rosemary Cookies with Miss Sophie

It's Wednesday and you know what that means. Miss Sophie is sharing another fabulous recipe along with my photos! Take it away, Miss Sophie!

"There are very few fruits that are used as extensively in the kitchen as the lemon. From the glass to the dessert and everything in between, the lemon knows no boundaries as it flows seamlessly through our meal....." to read more, click here!

Chilled dough log is sliced and dipped in granulated sugar.

Can you see the difference between Meyer and Eureka Lemons?

Fragrant Meyer lemon and rosemary cookies are just perfectly scrumptious!

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Meyer Lemon and Rosemary Cookies
Recipe by Miss Sophie

2 sticks butter, room temperature
¾ cup sugar, extra for dusting
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, finely chopped
2 teaspoons grated Meyer lemon zest
2 ¼ cups all purpose flour
½ teaspoon salt

Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the egg and vanilla, mix until blended. Add the rosemary, lemon zest salt and flour and mix well.

Divide dough in half and shape into log. Roll logs up in wax paper about 1 ½ inch in diameter. Chill for at least 1 hour.

Preheat oven to 375 F. Cut logs into ¼ inch slices, roll in sugar and place on parchment covered baking sheet. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until the edges are pale brown.


  1. Love Meyer lemons & these cookies look delish!

  2. Kay, these look AWESOME! What a great gift to tuck in a basket with some fresh lemons and sprigs of Rosemary. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Kay, why didn't I know about this recipe in the fall when I had both Meyer lemons and rosemary in our garden? Look forward to making them!

  4. YUM these are perfect for summer being just around the corner.
    i wanna make these asap.. i love lemon.

  5. These look beautiful! I love Meyer lemons. I just picked some up at the store and made lemon curd myself.

  6. They look absolutely lovely - we don't have Meyer lemons in the UK, more's the pity! Anne

  7. I'm putting them on my to-make list, which is rare since I don't usually jump for baked goods. yum!!

  8. I found you through a comment you left on Jenna's blog and wanted to invite you to her virtual baby shower! Please email me at vraklis@yahoo.com for the details, and please link to your blog so I can keep track of everyone I've reached. Thanks! (Your cookies sound fabulous by the way--great photos!)

  9. Your photos are stunning! I need to get some Meyer lemons ASAP!

  10. Wow! Beautiful, beautiful photos. I mean food magazine beautiful. Yes, lemon is my chocolate. The cookies are equally lovely. I love the combo of savory rosemary with this shortbread. I'm so bookmarking these.

  11. First up, those pictures are positively stunning! Second, those cookies... oh those cookies. I think I could eat lemon in all forms every day all day. Those cookies would most certainly be on the menu. So delicious!

  12. I have lemons and fresh rosemary in my garden…I think I found a new cookie project.

  13. These look wonderful! I am slowly experimenting with different herbs in shortbreads and tea breads ... this looks like a 'next project' cookie! I don't know that I can find Meyer lemons, though.

  14. These cookies look so delightful and unique with the addition of rosemary.