Lemony Snickets

Frosted Coconut-Lemon Meltaway Cookies (adapted from here)

  • 1  1/2 cups almond meal or almond flour*
  • 1  cup dried unsweetened coconut, ground
  • 1/3 cup coconut flour, sifted
  • 1/4 tsp salt

1. Mix dry ingredients above in a large bowl, or mix and put in processor/VitaMix and set aside.
*Make your own almond meal by grinding almonds into a fine meal using a VitaMix or other tool.

  • 4 T maple syrup
  • 2 T honey
  • 1 large lemon, zested (Tip: zest your lemon before you juice it)
  • 4 T fresh lemon juice – (1 large lemon juiced)
  • 2 tsp vanilla

2. Mix wet ingredients. Slowly stream into dry ingredients, based on your processing method, and process.

  • 1/3 cup melted coconut oil

3. Slowly stream coconut oil into the mixture and it will quickly thicken. Then, if you place the dough in the fridge for a few minutes it will be easier to make your cookies.

4a. One way to make your cookies; Using a tablespoon, scoop balls of dough and roll between your palms and flatten, or drop onto your baking sheet or dehydrator tray. This recipe yields 28-30 tablespoon-sized cookies.

4b. Another way, a bit more time-consuming but beautiful results; Spread about 1/2 of the dough onto a sheet of parchment paper. Lay another sheet of parchment on top of the dough and using either a rolling-pin (or full water bottle), roll the dough until it’s about 1/4″ thick. Using a shot glass, cut out cookies. I cleaned mine often in hot water, or the cookies stuck, but oiling the rim with coconut oil would probably suffice as well. Place cookies on dehydrator tray or cookie sheet. This yields about 40 cookies.

Finally, to create the “meltaway” effect:

Option 1: (preferred)
  1. Warm them in either your dehydrator or oven (oven set at its lowest heat, leaving the door cracked open). I put them in my oven at 170° for 15 minutes.
  2. If using a dehydrator, start with 30 minutes and work from there.
  3. Your finished cookie will be dry on the outside and melt-in-your-mouth moist on the inside.
  4. Place your cookies in the fridge after they’ve cooled down, letting them chill and set before you frost and eat them.
Option 2:
  1. If you opt not to heat/dry your cookies the texture will be soft and moist. Simply place your cookies to set/chill in the fridge for about an hour.

Coconut Lemon-Lime Frosting

  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup coconut butter
  • 1 T honey
  • 1/2 lime, zested and juiced

Directions:

  1. Fill a small saucepan halfway with water and place on medium-low heat.
  2. Using a 1-cup pyrex, place coconut oil, coconut butter and honey in the pyrex and set inside saucepan.
  3. Once they’ve melted add the lime juice and zest.
  4. Place in the fridge for 5-10 minutes.
  5. Frost your cookies using a spoon to drizzle. Not much is needed. Dust with ground lavender if you want a true culinary masterpiece. Even Jon prefers them with lavender.

The original blogger has fantastic step-by-step photos. Which is exactly why I had to make them ASAP. Around 65 calories, 5 carbs and 3.5 grams of sugar per cookie is pretty sweet. And man oh man are these some deliciously sweet cookies. Some of my favorite foods were boxed lemon bars and lemon Girl Scout Cookies. Jon too, reminisced about lemon cookies at Christmastime. Keeping these cookies in fridge is probably the best or the icing will melt.

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About Sarah Hiller

Eco-maniacal! I love learning about food and health, and then sharing! I'm also an aspiring photographer, lover of kale, dogs, yoga, anything fitness, sunshine, rainbows, unicorns and heavy metal. It is my goal to empower and support people through nutrition and attitude. I have an Etsy store you can check out as well www.etsy.com/shop/ironballoon

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