Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Vegan and Paleo-Friendly... these cookies are loved by all, all year long!
Soft Baked Lemon Poppy Seed Cookies
Light, bursting with lemon & YUMMY!
We make these Soft Baked Lemon Poppy Seed Cookies all year round because they always brighten the day and are total crowd pleasers!
The light, soft and chewy, bursting with lemon and so yummy!
They delight taste buds everywhere and being Gluten-free, Grain-Free, Vegan and Paleo-friendly, they satisfy all sorts of dietary needs and preferences so are perfect for entertaining or bringing places.
And they are super easy to make, requiring just 9 real, whole food ingredients: almond flour, coconut flour, coconut oil, maple syrup, lemon zest, lemon extract, poppy seeds, bakng soda, salt.
The batter comes together quickly, then needs to rest in the refrigerator for 30 minutes so build that into your planning.
The you simply roll the dough into 18 balls, press the dough down slightly and bake!
When done baking, they will be slightly browned on top, and the tops will crackle a bit. The cookies will be extra soft so be careful when you remove them from the oven and let them cool completely before glazing them.
On the lemon glaze… The lemon glaze finishes them with a burst of sweet lemon! And it’s just 2 ingredients: Confectioners sugar and lemon juice. To keep paleo, skip this tangy lemon glaze.
Dip the top of the baked and cooled (!) cookie in the glaze, swirl a bit to make sure it’s coated, lift up and swirl to stop any dripping. then place back on the baking sheet to cool. If you have a lot of crackles that weren’t filled with the glaze, feel free to add a bit more with a spoon.
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 adapted from Texan Erin. NOTE: Prep time includes letting the dough rest in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
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 poppy seeds
2⅔ cups Barney Butter blanched almond flour
4 tablespoons coconut flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
¼ teaspoon salt
Glaze (enough for 18 cookies) (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, poppy seeds, 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 8-11 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. If you have crackles that haven't been filled you can leave them or use a spoon and top with extra glaze.
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