Iced Lemon Cookies

Iced Lemon Cookies are a great dessert for these warmer months and perfect for your Memorial Day gathering!  This recipe is simple to make and delicious.

Iced Lemon Cookie - Lauren Kelly Nutrition

I have my good friend Lauren from Lauren Kelly Nutrition guest posting for me today while I’m away on vacation!  I have been following her blog for a long time now and was so excited when she agreed to guest post for me.  I am SO ready to try this cookie recipe she is sharing with us today!  These cookies would be perfect to serve for dessert at your Memorial day cook out or picnic this coming up weekend!  Her blog has tons of incredible recipes that taste ah-mazing and keep that waistline slim and trim.  Make sure you swing by Lauren’s website to say hello!

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Hello everyone. I am so honored to be a guest blogger for Ashley today. I am a huge fan of Ashley and all of her recipes! Here’s a little background on me… I am a recipe developer, food blogger and the staff Nutritionist at The Bar Method in Montclair, NJ where I offer workshops and individualized counseling. I have written two cookbooks which I am incredibly proud of, The Everything Wheat-Free Diet Cookbook and The Greek Yogurt Cookbook. I’m happy to share my healthy and delicious recipes with all you.

OK, now onto these fabulous Iced Lemon Cookies! I don’t know about you, but I adore lemon. And lemon just reminds me of nice, spring weather. These cookies are gluten-free but can also be made with regular all purpose flour or even whole wheat flour. Either way, they are delicious.

Iced Lemon Cookies - Lauren Kelly Nutrition

I gave the option of making them healthier with coconut oil and honey, but if you don’t have those ingredients then you can easily use butter and sugar. The icing on these babies has just the right amount of lemon and sweetness. And who doesn’t love icing?

Thank you for for letting me share my Iced Lemon Cookies with you! Please feel free to follow my blog, or you can follow me on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram and Twitter! Have a great day :)

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Thanks again, Lauren, for your guest post! Make sure to head on over to her blog and send her lots of love!

Iced Lemon Cookies
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Serves: 18 to 24, depending on size
 
Ingredients
Cookies:
  • I cup coconut flour (can use all-purpose flour)
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 tablespoons lemon zest
  • 1 egg
  • 4 tablespoons milk (I used almond milk)
  • ½ cup coconut oil or butter
  • ⅓ cup honey or sugar
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
Icing:
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix together flour, salt, baking soda and zest until combined.
  3. In a large bowl, beat the egg, milk, coconut oil, honey and lemon juice until fluffy using an electric mixer.
  4. Slowly add flour mixture and put mixer on low until combined.
  5. Refrigerate dough for 30 minutes.
  6. Drop by spoonfuls onto baking sheet lined with parchment paper or silpat mat.
  7. Bake for 12-15 minutes until edges are light brown.
  8. Transfer to wire rack to cool and prepare icing.
  9. In a small bowl, mix together powdered sugar, zest and lemon juice until mixed well and pour icing on each cooled cookie.
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Author:Ashley

These are a few of my favorite things: cooking, baking, Broadway musicals, cruises, Disney World, Christmas, storms, 80's and country music, and my favorite pastime has always been baseball. Go Yankees!

20 Responses to “Iced Lemon Cookies”

  1. May 21, 2014 at 4:58 AM #

    Yum – iced lemon cookies sound so good – and these are healthy!!! Yup, I will take a dozen! )

  2. May 21, 2014 at 7:37 AM #

    Thanks for having me guest post Ashley! It was SO fun meeting you, I wish we lived closer! XO

  3. May 21, 2014 at 8:09 AM #

    I’m a BIG fan of anything lemon, but especially lemon cookies. These look great!

  4. May 21, 2014 at 9:23 AM #

    These look so lemony and delish! I like the coconut oil and honey option too!

  5. May 21, 2014 at 9:46 AM #

    Have a super holiday Ashley! Lauren your cookies are just divine. I actually prefer lemon cookies to chocolate.

  6. May 21, 2014 at 1:08 PM #

    Yum! So light and refreshing!

  7. Ginny McMeans
    May 21, 2014 at 1:42 PM #

    Love the lemon and icing combo. Really sounds good!

  8. May 21, 2014 at 2:10 PM #

    It was so nice meeting you Ashley at BogHerFood, I hope you are enjoying your vacation, What a great idea I should have done that!! And Lauren I love these cookies, yummo!!

  9. May 21, 2014 at 2:53 PM #

    I love lemon! So these cookies speak to me, as you might imagine. These are terrific — great guest post. Thanks.

  10. May 21, 2014 at 6:36 PM #

    I love all things lemon so this is right up my alley!

  11. May 21, 2014 at 6:50 PM #

    A delicious little tea cookie as far as I am concerned. Lemon is such a refreshing flavor and leave a nice after taste. I pinned it.

  12. May 21, 2014 at 7:56 PM #

    Lemon is the best!

  13. May 21, 2014 at 8:30 PM #

    These look absolutely delish, I love anything lemony.

    Lauren I am so happy we got to meet on the weekend. It was such a pleasure.

    Ashley I hope you had some great time off.

  14. May 22, 2014 at 9:07 AM #

    I love citrusy things and am so glad that you had Lauren come visit so she could share the cookies with us. They look fantastic (and yes, are TOTALLY spring!).

  15. May 22, 2014 at 10:46 AM #

    These look great, Ashley! It was wonderful having dinner with you in Miami, stay I’m touch!

  16. May 22, 2014 at 11:46 AM #

    I LOVE lemon cookies. They are so fresh and summery.

  17. May 22, 2014 at 3:49 PM #

    Oh Lauren, what a great guest post! Beautiful cookies!

  18. May 23, 2014 at 1:58 PM #

    What a lovely refreshing recipe. I can’t get enough of these lemon desserts! Perfect for the spring and even better during the summer (:

  19. June 2, 2014 at 3:24 PM #

    Lemon cookies are good… but with FROSTING? MMMM

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