Funny story about these lemon cookies. I made them about a month ago and decided that they are by far the best lemon cookies in the land. And then I got all excited about posting the recipe on the blog, only to realise that I had lost it! And then my world fell apart for about 2 weeks as I couldn’t find it, and the skies opened and there was floods and thunder and visions of a world without lemon cookies. And then, one random Tuesday, my friend found it at the local library…. inside a library book that I had borrowed when I made the cookies.
Now that order has been restored and there are lemon cookies in my life, let’s make a cup of tea and get some baking done.
A couple of things do need to be mentioned. The cookies are so soft and pillowy. That’s the psyllium for you – don’t skip it. The yogurt icing on top is worth all the money – don’t skip it.
The BEST lemon yogurt cookies
Makes 9 cookies
- 1 psyllium egg made with 1 tsp psyllium + 6 TBSP water
- 50g coconut sugar
- 200g coconut yogurt
- 100g flour (I used an oat and buckwheat flour mix)
- 100g dessicated coconut
- 1/2 tsp baking soda + 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
- zest of 1 lemon
Ingredients for frosting
- 2 TBSP coconut yogurt
- 1/3 tsp vanilla
- 2 TBSP maple syrup
- 2 TBSP lemon juice
- Preheat the oven to180C and line a tray with baking paper.
- Add the coconut sugar and coconut yogurt to a big bowl and whisk to combine for about 1 minute.
- Add the flour, dessicated coconut and lemon zest and mix until you get a soft dough.
- Add the psyllium and water to a small bowl and mix for 30 seconds. Then add to the dough.
- Add the baking soda and vinegar to the dough and mix to combine everything.
- To make the cookies, use a spoon to scoop dollops onto the baking tray. Flatten them slightly.
- Bake for about 40 minutes or until golden brown on the outside.
- To make the frosting, simply add all the ingredients to a small bowl and whisk.
- When the cookies are ready, allow them to cool, then frost them and serve. They are best fresh but will last well for 3 days.