It’s hard to find a good lemon cookie. Either they don’t have a particularly strong or distinctive flavor to them, or the cookies have an artificial sweetness to them due to overuse of (cheap) imitation flavoring. As a result, I was a bit reluctant to try Trader Joe’s Meyer Lemon Cookie Thins at first, but was willing to give TJ’s the benefit of the doubt because their Ginger Thins are quite good, so the lemon wafers seemed promising.
I wasn’t disappointed.
These thins are bright and lemony, and are made with all natural ingredients – including butter and lemon – instead of using artificial flavorings. The wafers themselves are incredibly thin, maybe 1/8th of an inch high, and are very delicate. They break very easily in the package, despite their protective plastic case, so they must be treated with care. They almost shatter into your mouth when you bite into them, then the thin cookies seem to melt onto your tongue; it’s a perfect combination of crispy and delicate.
I can’t say with certainty that I could distinguish these meyer lemon thins from ordinary lemon thins if given an option, but the lemon flavor is unmistakeably zesty and fresh. The cookies are tasty and very addictive. They’re good with tea and work well in place of graham crackers if you want to make a citrus tart crust.