Chewy cookies without ANY butter, flour, eggs or SUGAR! Your taste buds won't believe these Lemon Cookies are low-CARB! (Vegan, Paleo & Keto approved)
Chewy Lemony DELISH
Chewy cookies are the BEST cookies! A little firm and a little crisp around the edges with a warm tender center. Mmmmmm! You won't believe how SIMPLE these are! Just a few wholesome ingredients -- blended together. Unbelievably GOOD. So throw out your sugar, flour, butter and mixer. These cookies change everything.
Life changing?! YES! Because of the "NOs" -- No flour, no grains, no butter, no sugar/maple syrup, no eggs, no soy, not even almond flour. No artificial sweeteners, nothing highly processed, no strange things you've never heard of. Only real food 🙂 This is gonna change the way you make cookies!
So what's in them?! Cashews, coconut oil, lemon, and flax, plus my one of my favorite low-carb sweeteners. No mixer or mixing bowl needed. Everything is thrown in a food processor! GAME CHANGER. You'd never guess that blending cashews makes such perfect cookies, but they DO!
How Sweet! Sweetener Recommendation
This isn't my first lemon cookie recipe (I've also made these and these) but it IS my first time making a lemon cookie without any form of sugar! And I'm so thrilled with how they turned out! Definitely one of the top 5 cookies I've ever eaten.
Since cashews have a natural (MAGICAL) sweetness on their own, you don't need much to sweeten these. I used just a little(Only ⅛ teaspoon is sweet enough for 18 cookies! I still can't believe it.)
And there is NO metallic funky flavor & no overpowering "weird" stevia taste, like some other brands. Even my hubby who doesn't care for stevia-sweetened treats LOVED these cookies! I always look for stevia with no fillers or additives (because they wreck my stomach mostly) but I also want it to be as natural as possible and this one has ONE ingredient, Yay!
For Wonderful Lemon Flavor
Lemon lovers, you're gonna go crazy for these scrumptious lemon cookies. You need 3 lemons (zest & juice) to get that bright zingy flavor.
TIP: using a microplane makes zesting 100x faster and easier. Seriously. What used to take me several minutes is now done in seconds.
If 3 lemons still isn't enough lemon for ya, you can always add a few drops of lemon essential oil, too, just like I did in my Instant Lemon Mousse 🙂
Lemony COOKIE DOUGH
I DARE you not to eat the cookie dough STRAIGHT outta the food processor, lol. I almost left mine as dough because it's SO delicious that way! (And no raw flour or raw eggs to worry about!) So it's up to you, delicious dough or chewy cookies! Decisions, decisions 😉
If you make these, be sure to tag me on Insta @emily.likes.food #prettypies I LOVE seeing your pretty pie creations!
Life Changing Lemon Cookies (Low-Carb, Vegan, Paleo)
- Preheat oven to 350. Line a baking sheet with parchment.
- In a small bowl, whisk together flax and lemon juice and let stand for a minute to thicken.
- Place cashews in food processor and blend into a coarse flour.
- Add remaining ingredients including lemon/flax mixture and blend again until a ball of dough forms.
- Use a cookie scoop to form 1 heaping Tbs size balls and place on cookie sheet. Flatten to ¼" thickness with a spatula (cookies will not spread)
- Bake for approximately 11 minutes until lightly golden and fragrant. (Don't be alarmed if a little oil releases from the dough. It will reabsorb).
- Allow to cool for 5 minutes before removing. ENJOY! 🙂
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