Picture of Bruleed Meyer Lemon Cookies
These cookies have it all! 

-Crispy on the outside, chewy on the inside
-Just perfectly sweet
-Tartness from the juice and pungent pop from the lemon peel
-Toasty caramelized sugar on top
-Will keep for a week without getting soggy (because of the way the lemon slices were prepped)
-PLUS, this cookie is a looker!

Step 1: Lemon Slicing

Picture of Lemon Slicing
In order to prevent the cookies from being soggy, the lemon slices need to be boiled in sugar water first to preserve them and remove the moisture. A simple and necessary first step.

6-8 Meyer Lemons
1½ cups granulated sugar
2½ cups water

Use a sharp knife to cut the lemon slices as thin as possible; they should *just hold together. Some of the slices might break apart; this is okay, you can form them into a circle again on the cookie. If they are all breaking, try to cut them just a hair thicker so they don’t come apart.

You will need about 48 lemon slices (about 8 good ones from each lemon). I tend to always make a few extra- if you don't use them, you can always just eat them like candy!
mdeblasi12 years ago
I made a small batch just to give it a try.
The dough seemed really wet and sticky.
Maybe I'll add a pinch more flour next time.
Also, my lemons disintegrated in the sugar, I think I cut them too thin.
Finally, the torch I used was too small, I'll have to find my creme brulee torch.
When I get it right I'll post photos.
mishagirl82 years ago
No wonder you won! all those meyer lemons in the garden... Now I know what to do about them! Mmmmmmmm, cant wait to try! thanks! great job, btw.
clschmidt14 (author) 2 years ago
Thanks everyone!
tinpie2 years ago
They look fantastic....congratulations on your win, you did a great job
Lei_Kei2 years ago
These sound wonderful! I must make these sometime!
bajablue2 years ago
Beautiful work! These cookies look delicious!!!
Mmm! Now these sound interesting :D