Everyone has a craving occasionally and lately mine has been lemon cookies. I remember eating the store brand cookies when I was kid, they were filled with lemon cream sandwiched between two crispy cookies that were the best at absorbing milk.
As I moved around through life, everywhere I ended up had a store brand lemon cookie that tasted just like the ones I had when I was a kid. So, every now and then when I get that craving I just run to the store and pick up a package of these for usually very cheap.
Well since I have been on the Specific Carbohydrate diet, also known as SCD ( you can find more information about this diet,here.) I have been craving these cookies and I know there is no easy trip to the store that will end with me satisfying my craving.
As with all of my favorite recipes, I have decided to recreate this tasty treat while leaving out all of the bad stuff. Even if you are not following SCD, you will love these cookies and have a hard time believing they are Gluten & Sugar Free !
What you’ll need for the SCD Lemon Cookies:
3 Tablespoons of Butter, softened
1/2 Teaspoon Baking Soda
1 Tablespoon Vanilla Extract
1/2 Cup of Lemon Juice
1/4 Cup of Honey
1/2 Teaspoon Lemon Zest
1/2 Cup of Unsweetened Apple Sauce
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Mix all ingredients in mixer until a dough forms. Scoop out 1 Tablespoon at a time to form cookies on parchment paper lined baking sheet.
Bake for about 12-15 minutes
What you will need for the Icing:
2 Tablespoons of Lemon Juice
1 Tablespoon of Honey
1/2 Teaspoon of Vanilla Extract
1/2 Stick of Butter
1 Teaspoon Coconut Oil
Beat all ingredients well and wait until cookies are cooled before adding icing.
Put cookies in the refrigerator to cool completely. Mine were perfect after 3 hours and I leave them in the fridge until they are all gone!