An easy keto lemon cookies recipe with a soft, buttery texture and tangy lemon glazing. Bonus, these keto lemon drop cookies are also egg-free, dairy-free, and gluten-free.
No, an authentic lemon cookie recipe is made with sugar, wheat flour, and both contain lots of carbs that are not suitable for a keto diet.
To make a keto cookies recipe with lemon juice, you need to use a combination of keto-friendly sweeteners and keto-friendly flours. In fact, lemon is in the keto-allowed fruits, and therefore lemon juice is excellent on keto.
All you need to make these simple keto lemon cookies are 7 ingredients:
First, in a large mixing bowl, combine almond flour, coconut flour, baking powder, and erythritol. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and pour in the remaining liquid ingredients to form a cookie dough.
Place the mixing bowl in the fridge for 10 minutes to set the cookie dough.
Next, scoop out about 2 tablespoons of dough, roll between the palm of your hands, and place on a baking sheet covered with parchment paper. These keto low-carb lemon cookies won’t expand in the oven but leave 1 thumb space between each.
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This makes it easier to remove the baked cookies from the baking sheet later.
Slightly flatten each cookie ball with your hand. If cracks appear on the sides of the cookies, wet your fingers with water and smoothen them.
Bake the cookies in a preheated oven at 350F (180C) for 12 minutes to 15 minutes or until golden brown.
These cookies are low-carb vegan cookies. They don’t use eggs, butter, or dairy. It means that they are softer than regular cookies when out of the oven.
Their texture forms with time, when they cool down as coconut oil firm up and make the cookies hold together, creating a melting center.
Make sure you follow the 20 minutes cooling downtime on the cookie tray without touching the cookies. I know it is tempting as they smell good but don’t!
Then, make sure they cool down up to room temperature (20C) before adding the glazing.
If your room temperature is higher, bring the cookies in a cooler place like a garage, cave, by the window, or in your fridge for a few minutes.
These cookies store very well in the fridge for up to 6 days. You can also freeze your keto lemon cookies and thaw few hours before eating at room temperature.
They are egg-free keto lemon cookies, which means they are soft, melt-in-your-mouth cookies with a delicious almond lemon flavor.
They are the best keto afternoon snack with a cup of bulletproof tea. Since they are covered with a tangy lemon glazing, they taste pretty similar to lemon drop cookies.
Their sides crisp like a shortbread, while the center is soft, buttery as you will expect from a lemon drop cookie.
It is up to you to add glazing to your lemon cookies. I use a low amount of sugar-free sweetener in the cookie batter. It means the cookies are not too sweet with a high zing of lemon.
I do love my sugar-free lemon glazing to balance the lemon flavor, add a subtle sweet touch, and melt-in-your-mouth icing.
You will need a sugar-free powdered sweetener to make the glazing. If you can’t find some in your store, make your own powdered sugar-free sweetener!
Cover the blade of a blender with crystal sugar-free sweetener (erythritol or Monk fruit). Blend on high speed until it forms a powder.
Store the homemade sugar-free powdered sweetener in an airtight glass jar in the pantry for up to 3 months.
A classic lemon cookie contains about 230 kcal and 34 grams of net carbs.
This keto lemon cookie recipe loads your body with healthy fats, protein and contains only 3 g of net carbs and 176 kcal per glazed cookie.
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