Low-carb lemon cookies are easy, healthy, soft, buttery cookies, with no butter or dairy. They have a bursting lemon juice flavor, melt-in-your-mouth texture, and sweet sugar-free icing shell. These lemon cookies are 100% Vegan, Keto, Gluten-free, and Paleo. Healthy lemon cookies with almond flour, coconut oil, and lemon juice to refresh, indulge on hot days, whatever your diet.
I am back with a new low carb cookie recipe. You know I love my cookies right? I shared my favorite recipes with you, low carb peanut butter cookies, chocolate avocado cookies, and now that one! So let me explain what makes a cookie low-carb and keto-friendly.
First, the sweetener, you must use a natural sugar-free sweetener made of either Monk fruit or Erythritol or stevia. Next, the flours: using low-carb flours is the key to get your cookies low in carbs.
My favorites are almond flour and coconut flour but any seed flours work very well too like pumpkin flour, sunflower seed flour. Lately, make sure you use a good amount of fat to get your cookies to texture like the real thing.
I love to create a dairy-free recipe, coconut oil is the best fat for this.
We have a lovely Autumn in New Zealand, my mum is at home for a few more days and these low-carb lemon cookies make a delicious afternoon tea for us.
Lemons are great keto-friendly fruits, with a limited amount of carbs and a sweet refreshing taste.
If you are looking for recipes to use lots of lemons, you can include these healthy lemon cookies. They contain a decent amount of fresh lemon juice, the best ingredient combined with almond flour for melt-in-your-mouth cookies.
This is a very easy, healthy low-carb lemon cookies recipe.
All you need to make these simple cookies are 7 ingredients:
They are melt-in-your-mouth cookies, the best to marry with a cup of tea. A sort of between shortbread cookies and cake. The sides crisp like a shortbread while the center is soft, buttery as you will expect from a lemon cake. These are for lemon lovers, a strong lemon flavor well balanced by a sweet lemon glazing. It is all you need to indulge, refresh at the same time on hot days.
It is up to you to add glazing on 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 up to 3 months.
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.
A classic lemon cookie contains about 230 kcal, here you will get a close amount of energy 196 kcal. But not the same energy! These are not empty calories. This recipe loads your body with healthy fats, plant-based fiber, and protein from almonds and coconut. And mainly if you watch the carbs and sugar, these low-carb lemon cookies contain only 4.2 g of net carbs compared to 34g in a regular cookie!
I hope you enjoy this low-carb lemon cookies recipe. If so, please take a picture of your creation and share it with me on Instagram. I love to see you making my recipes.
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