Cookies. They’re what’s for dinner. And breakfast. And snacks.
And trust me, when you find yourself knee deep in a pool full of lemons… or a kitchen loaded with fresh, tree-picked, sweet lemons, you find creative ways to load up recipes with lemons.
I’ve been putting lemon in/on/around everything I make. In smoothies, on salads, and around cookie batters. My parents’ lemon tree is loaded and ready to use so of course, I’ve been taking bags and bags for my own selfishness. I love lemons and the sweet and sour tang it adds to anything.
I made these cookies last weekend and they were gone in a day. Granted, my sister and her boyfriend enjoyed these babies, one cookie after another, but still, they disappeared quite fast.
I asked my sister to give me a few words or comments about what she thought of the cookies. Her reply, “They’re refreshing…?”
Clearly, she is not the one writing about food.
Anyway, they were refreshing and good and tangy and dotted with tiny little dried wild blueberries that were WAY overpriced.
And these cookies are pretty! They almost look like chocolate chip cookies.
Lemon Blueberry Coconut Flour Cookies
makes 15 cookies
- 1/2 cup coconut flour
- 1/4 cup gluten-free flour (or whole wheat flour)
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 egg
- 1 egg white (or additional whole egg)
- 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
- 1 tbsp lemon zest (yum!)
- 1/4 cup honey
- 2 heaping tbsp Greek yogurt (or a ripe banana, mashed for dairy free)
- handful of dried wild blueberries, or other dried fruit
Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
In a large bowl, mix together the dry ingredients, flours, baking powder, and salt. In the same bowl, place the eggs, lemon juice, zest, honey, and yogurt or banana. Mix ingredients together well. If batter is too thick, add more Greek yogurt, more lemon juice, or banana. Fold in the blueberries.
On a parchment lined baking sheet, form 2 tbsp of batter into a cookie shape.
Bake for 12-18 minutes or until cookies are slightly golden around the edges but still soft in the middle.
What do you do with lemons?
P.S. Happy International Women’s Day!
I think most of us women have earned a day.