Lemon and Coconut Soft Cookies {Paleo – Vegan}

Gluten free, vegan and paleo soft cookies that taste just like sunshine! Click here to see this easy recipe on NotEnoughCinnamon.com

Hey you, do you want to know the secret to creating edible sunshine and good mood right in your kitchen? ’cause I might have found just that with these lemon and coconut cookies!

Spring officially starts tomorrow, on March 20, in the Northern Hemisphere but it doesn’t mean that the sun is shining already and you’re ready to shed a few layers of clothes. Some of you even still have snow! As for me, it’s the beginning of Autumn here in Sydney and it’s been pouring rain pretty much non stop in the last two weeks (the tropical kind!). So yep, I’m sure we could use a dose of sun in our kitchen and in our lives ☀️️

Gluten free, vegan and paleo soft cookies that taste just like sunshine! Click here to see this easy recipe on NotEnoughCinnamon.com

Lemon treats instantly evoke Spring and Summer to me. They’re fresh, delicious and I love them!

Although I still consider them a treat, these cookies are made with clean, wholesome, healthy ingredients and you can enjoy them in moderation without guilt! They’re not too sweet to taste and only sweetened with natural sugar (maple syrup). They also dairy free and grain free which makes them vegan + paleo friendly. But forgetting dietary restriction, they’re just really good! I’ve made several batches of them already and I can’t get enough 😋

Don’t expect hard cookies, these are really on the soft side. They almost melt in your mouth!

Enjoy!!

Gluten free, vegan and paleo soft cookies that taste just like sunshine! Click here to see this easy recipe on NotEnoughCinnamon.com

Lemon and Coconut Soft Cookies {Paleo + Vegan}

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Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 14 minutes

Total Time: 29 minutes

Yield: Makes about 15 cookies

Serving Size: 1 cookie

Lemon and Coconut Soft Cookies {Paleo + Vegan}

Cal: 166 - Protein: 3g - Fat: 13.3g - Carbs: 10.6g - Fiber: 1.3g - Sugar: 5.5g

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups cashews
  • 1 cup desiccated coconut
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp finely grated lemon rind
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 325F / 160C. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Place the cashews in a food processor and process until finely ground. Add the coconut, maple syrup, coconut oil, baking soda, lemon rind and lemon juice and process until the mixture is well combined and comes together to form a ball.
  3. Roll tablespoons of the mixture into balls (I used a cookie/ice cream scoop for that), flatten slightly and place on the prepared baking sheet.
  4. Bake for 14 minutes or until the edges are golden brown. Transfer the parchment paper to a wire rack to cool (they will be to fragile to pick up when still hot). Serve.
  5. They will keep in an airtight container for up to 1 week (they will soften very quickly but will still be super yum).

Notes

Recipe from Donna Hay's "Fresh + Light" Issue #7

http://notenoughcinnamon.com/2017/03/16/lemon-coconut-soft-cookies-paleo-vegan/

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8 Comments
  1. I baked these cookies last night and they are wonderful!!! Since ovens vary, I upped the temp to 350 and baked a couple of minutes longer. I did not flatten the dough so they were like a drop cookie and held their shape.
    I also added the juice of one large lemon to increase the intensity and they are still mild tasting.
    Thank you for sharing this fabulous recipe. I am a cookie person and this is the first Paleo cookie recipe I have truly enjoyed. Making another batch today.

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