Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Vegan and Paleo-Friendly...
Light, bursting with lemon & YUMMY!
These Soft Baked Lemon Poppyseed Cookies are a perfect Spring and Summertime treat!
Light, soft and chewy, just the right amount of sweet and bursting with lemon… they are a total crowd pleaser! They delight taste buds everywhere and being Gluten-free, Grain-Free, Vegan and Paleo-friendly, they satisfy all sorts of dietary needs and preferences. The lemon glaze makes them feel special and extra festive! To keep paleo, don’t add the toppings.
These soft and chewy cookies are light, have just the right amount of sweet and are bursting with lemon... a total crowd pleaser! And being Gluten-free, Grain-Free, Vegan and Paleo-friendly, they satisfy all sorts of dietary needs and preferences. Recipe loosely adapted from Texan Erin.
Author: Healthy Gluten-Free Family
Recipe type: Baking, Cookies
Cuisine: Gluten-Free, Vegan, Paleo-Friendly
Serves: 18 cookies
Lemon Cookies (makes 18)
½ cup refined coconut oil, melted
⅔ cup maple syrup
2 tablespoon lemon zest
3 teaspoons lemon extract
1 tablespoon poppyseeds
2⅔ cups Barney Butter blanched almond flour
4 tablespoons coconut flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
¼ teaspoon salt
Glaze (enough for 18 cookies) (optional-- If paleo, skip)
1½ cup of powdered sugar
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
In a large mixing bowl, mix together coconut oil, maple syrup, lemon zest and lemon extract.
Add almond flour, coconut flour, poppyseeds, baking soda and salt. (mixture may seem thin but don't add any extra flour, it will firm up as it cools in the refrigerator)
Let the dough sit for 5 minutes, then place the bowl in the refrigerator for 30 minutes or until the dough is firm. (I like to transfer the dough to a pyrex bowl with a cover for refrigerating but not necessary)
Preheat the oven to 350°F and line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
Divide dough into 18 equal size pieces, placing 9 on each baking sheet, approximately 3" apart.
Roll each dough piece into a ball. Then press the balls down slightly with your palm.
Bake cookies for 10-12 minutes or until the cookies have lightly browned. The cookies may crackle a little.
The cookies will still be very soft when you remove them from the oven. Let them cool on the pan completely.
Enjoy as is or when completely cooled dip in Glaze. See directions below.
Mix powdered sugar and lemon juice with a spoon or small whisk until it is a consistency that spreads, but doesn't run off the cookie.
Hold the baked and cooled cookie upside down and dip it in the lemon glaze. Swirl to cover cookie top, pull up, let excess drip off and place on cookie sheet.