Autoimmune Paleo Lemon Cookies Recipe

autoimmune paleo lemon cookies

I’m excited to introduce you to Bre’anna of He Won’t Know It’s Paleo. I recently discovered her blog and fell in love with her creative autoimmune paleo baked good recipes. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the Autoimmume Paleo Protocol (AIP for short), read this. 

Autoimmune Paleo Lemon Cookies

These paleo lemon cookies are one of my family’s favorite treats right now. I was actually saving this recipe for the AIP cookbook I am writing. But I just love Lauren and when she invited me to guest post, I wanted to give y’all something fun and summery!

These cookies are 100% AIP compliant but they taste like they came straight out of a bake shop. I think you’re going to love them!

 

Lemon Cake Cookies (Autoimmune Paleo)

Yield: Makes 24 cookies

Lemon Cake Cookies (Autoimmune Paleo)

These cakey lemon cookies use gelatin as an egg substitute. Because they are free of dairy, grains, refined sugar, nuts and seeds, these cookies are suitable for the autoimmune paleo protocol. But you wouldn't guess it!

Ingredients

    For the cookies
  • 1/3 cup coconut flour (find it here)
  • 1/3 cup arrowroot flour (find it here)
  • 1 tsp cream of tartar
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/8 tsp turmeric (for coloring)
  • 1/4 cup freshly-squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon freshly grated lemon zest
  • 1/4 cup applesauce, at room temperature
  • 1/4 cup coconut butter, softened (not coconut oil - find it here)
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 gelatin egg substitute made with 1 Tbs. gelatin (See step four below.)
  • For the Icing
  • 1/4 cup arrowroot flour
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons lemon juice

Instructions

  1. For the cookies Preheat oven to 325, and line two cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In small bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients: coconut flour, arrowroot flour, salt, cream of tartar, baking soda.
  3. In large mixing bowl or stand mixer, cream together the next six ingredients: applesauce, coconut butter, lemon zest, lemon juice, honey, coconut oil and vanilla.
  4. Prepare gelatin egg substitute: Whisk 1 tablespoon gelatin into 1 tablespoon lukewarm water. Add 2 tablespoons boiling water. Whisk vigorously until completely dissolved and frothy.
  5. Add gelatin egg substitute to stand mixer. Beat on medium to incorporate.
  6. Add dry ingredients to stand mixer, beating on medium until combined.
  7. Using a tablespoon, scoop out dough and drop onto cookie sheets. Flatten each cookie with bottom of cup to make 1 1/2-2" circles.
  8. Bake for 18-23 minutes, or until cookies are golden brown around edges and slightly firm to the touch. Cool completely on wire rack.
  9. For the icing Whisk all icing ingredients together. Drizzle over tops of cooled cookies.
  10. Store covered at room temp for soft cookies, or in the refrigerator for firmer cookies.
http://empoweredsustenance.com/paleo-lemon-cookies/

autoimmune paleo lemon cookies

About Bre’anna of He Won’t Know It’s Paleo

bephotoSMALLBre’anna is an AIP-recipe creator and blogger at He Won’t Know It’s Paleo. Her recipes are dedicated to her gluten-loving husband, Chris, who didn’t know he was eating paleo for the first six months she cooked that way. She considers it her biggest accomplishment in the kitchen when she won him over to her paleo – and then AIP foods! Her cookbook is due out this fall on Amazon. You can find Bre’anna on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram.

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Comments

  1. Kathy says

    Thanks for the great website, and it’s a life saver to have these gorgeous AIP recipes. I’ve enjoyed several so far. I can’t access coconut butter where I live. Is there anything I could substitute for in this recipe? I’d love to try it.

  2. Merry says

    Hi Lauren,

    Is coconut butter the same as manna? I have manna but not coconut butter. Wondering if it would be an ok sub.

      • Janna says

        This was my question as well. In my mind, there is no substitution for eggs. I love them and think they’re perfection. If you were to use eggs in this recipe, how many would it be?

  3. Mona says

    Hi,
    love the recipe, however, being vegetarian, cannot have gelatin. Do u think a chia egg or would egg replacer work?

  4. Gaelle says

    Thanks for this recipe. I have really bad physiological reactions to anything coconut, could you recommend another flour in addition to the arrowroot flour?

  5. Melisaa says

    Was excited when I saw this recipe, even more so since I had all the ingredients. They unfortunately do not rise, most likely due to the lack of a real egg. The flavor is different due to the gelatin. However, it’s better than no cookie, if you are AIP and desperately need one!!

    • Jennifer says

      I tried these two ways, batch with egg then batch with gelatin hoping they’d turn out better. You’re correct, the egg batch rose. I didn’t care for the taste of either. Maybe the flavor the arrowroot adds is an acquired taste? I used Bob’s Red Mill.

  6. says

    Hmm I love to have this paleo cookies.. Its My first time knowing about this paleo lemon cookies and seems to be so delicious and healthy.

  7. Rebecca says

    Great recipe. Thank you! For people who prefer a crunchier cookie, is there anything you can do to modify and still keep it AIP friendly?

  8. Amy says

    I’m excited to try making these. It’s nearly impossible to find coconut flour recipes that are egg free, and my daughter is anaphylactic to eggs.

  9. Shannon Klein says

    I’m going to try making them with “alum free baking powder” (is that aluminum free?) instead of the baking soda + cream if tartar and see how it goes…

  10. says

    Great recipe here can’t wait to get some extra time to get a chance to make these! I do love lemon!

    Thanks for sharing with us,
    Tony

  11. Natalie says

    My mom made these for my birthday! They’re great – they have a savory side, too (didn’t make the glaze). Only thing is there is no instruction for adding the turmeric. It was easy to figure out, but just for completeness you might want to add it.

  12. Charlotte Taylor says

    Could you send me the nutritional values for these cookies. I am diabetic and need to know carbs,fat, and calories. I look forward to making this recipe. Thanks.

  13. Reva says

    Thank you so much for sharing this recipe. Love, love, love these cookies! They are delicious and my kids can’t get enough of them!
    Blessings,
    Reva

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