My kids love lemons. They put it in their water and use it to give their fresh-cut apples a bit of zest. One day they asked me to make gluten free lemon cookies and after a few trials we came up with this yummy gluten-free recipe. We used lemon juice the first time and the cookies had a faint lemon taste – more like an essence. We tried an organic lemon extract the second time around and the lemon flavor was stronger. Try it and tell me how you like it.
Where to Get Kitchen Pantry Essentials
I get my other kitchen pantry supplies like sea salt, black pepper, spices, coconut oil, and other essentials either on Amazon or my local health food store usually. But then I got a Thrive membership. If you don’t already have one – it’s awesome! It’s like Whole Foods meets Costco. Bob’s Red Mill baking soda, for instance, is about $3 at my local health food store and $6 on Amazon. But it’s only $2.03 (YES!) on Thrive Market. Great deal right? And the raw honey?! Don’t even get me started how much that costs at the health food store. But on Thrive Market it’s just $5.45 for a 10.5 oz jar of raw honey.
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- 1 and 3/4 cup all-purpose gluten-free flour
- 1 and 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 6 tbsp raw or organic butter
- 1/2 cup raw honey
- 1 pastured or organic egg
- 1/2 tsp organic vanilla extract
- 1 tbsp raw or organic milk
- 3 tbsp fresh-squeezed lemon juice
- 6-10 drops Lemon (Vitality) essential oil (how to order), to taste
- Lemon zest (optional)
- Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
- Combine flour and baking powder in a large mixing bowl and set aside.
- Mix butter and raw honey using an electric mixer to make a creamy texture.
- Add egg, vanilla, lemon juice, essential oil and milk to butter and sugar mixture.
- Combine flour mixture with butter and honey mixture.
- Form small quarter-sized balls of dough. Place on a baking or cookie sheet about 3 inches apart, and flatten slightly with a fork.
- Bake for 13-15 minutes.
- Remove from oven and let cool. Garnish with lemon zest.
p.s. Looking for tips to transition to a real food or healthy gluten-free lifestyle? Check out my free Real Food Guide email course and e-book.
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