Lemon Cookies

Welcome to the fourth and final week of our Clean Eating Challenge 2014.  We are finishing up with a bang – A Cuppow Giveaway that you will find after the recipe links!!

I hope you have enjoyed the recipes that my blogging friends and I have created over the past month.  I have had a lot of fun with this Challenge, and I wanted to make a dessert this week to celebrate…..

A dessert that includes lemon of course…..

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because I am a tad bit obsessed!  So I created these delicious Clean Lemon Cookies…twice!  The first batch were actually Paleo Lemon Cookies, and I got sick after eating them???  How?  What?  Coconut Flour! Apparently coconut flour and I cannot be friends.  So those went away and I went back into the kitchen, and boy oh boy am I glad that I did!!  I like these sooooo much better…..

Clean Lemon Cookies | cookingwithcurls.com

These little gems have  a shortbread quality about them, and just the right amount of lemony flavor…..delicious!  They kind of remind me of Pecan Sandies, but with almonds and lemon. 😉

Start by beating your butter (or coconut oil for vegan) with the raw/turbinado sugar and vanilla.  Add the lemon zest, almond flour, and oat flour and mix to combine.  Unless of course you are having a bad day, then you just dump all of the ingredients together in a big bowl…..

Clean Lemon Cookies bowl cookingwithcurls.com

and beat them together until smooth…..

Clean Lemon Cookies dough cookingwithcurls.com

The dough will not be completely smooth, because raw sugar has pretty large granules, but you get the idea.  Scoop dough with a 1 Tablespoon cookie scoop, or roll into 1 1/2″ balls and place on a parchment covered baking sheet…..

Clean Lemon Cookies bake cookingwithcurls.com

Bake in a preheated 300 degree oven for 30 to 35 minutes…..

Clean Lemon Cookies baked cookingwithcurls.com

As you can see, these cookies do not spread much.  Leave on the baking sheet to cool for at least 10 minutes, or they will fall apart when you try to move them.  Move to a wire cooling rack and cool completely before serving.

Clean Lemon Cookies | cookingwithcurls.com | #eggfree #glutenfree

If you do not have Oat Flour, I assume that you could use unbleached, all-purpose flour, but I have not tried it. 😉

Here are some other Clean Cookies for you to try:

Baklava Cookies|cookingwithcurls.com

Baklava Cookies

Chocolate Chi Oatmeal Pecan Cookies | cookingwithcurls.com | #vegan

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Pecan Cookies {vegan}

Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies | cookingwithcurls.com | #vegan

Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies {vegan}


Clean Lemon Cookies

Serves 24 cookies
Prep time 10 minutes
Cook time 35 minutes
Total time 45 minutes
Allergy Tree Nuts
Dietary Gluten Free
Meal type Dessert
You will not feel guilty eating these cute little Clean Lemon Cookies that are gluten-free, lactose-free and bursting with lemony flavor.


  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened (substitute coconut oil or vegan butter for vegan)
  • 1/2 cup raw/turbinado sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • zest of one lemon
  • 1 cup finely ground Almond Meal/Flour (I used Bob's Red Mill)
  • 1 cup Oat Flour (I used Bob's Red Mill {gluten-free})


Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
In a large bowl, beat together butter, vanilla, and raw sugar until creamy.
Add the almond flour/meal and oat flour. Stir to combine.
Use a 1 Tablespoon cookie scoop or roll into 1 1/2-inch balls and place on baking sheets.
Bake for 30 to 35 minutes. Allow to cool on baking sheet for 10 minutes.
Move cookies to a wire cooling rack and cool completely before serving.


Recipe adapted from Bob's Red Mill Oat Flour package - Almond Cookies.

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  1. says

    So I guess I must always be having a bad day since I’m a really big proponent of the ‘dump everything into a bowl and mix’ method haha. Kidding aside, I love how delicious these cookies look and how simple the ingredient list is!
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