Once again, a strange craving hit me yesterday. This time the craving was for lemon cookies just because I had seen lemons in the fridge. I hit the internet, found a good looking recipe, and converted it to this successful result. The cookies are both tangy and sweet.
GF Lemon Sugar Cookies
Adapted from Two Peas and Their Pod
Zest of 2 large organic lemons
2 tablespoons fresh organic lemon juice (about one large organic lemon’s worth)
1 cup salted organic butter, softened
1.5 cups organic evaporated cane juice (sugar)
1 large organic egg, lightly beaten
1 teaspoon organic GF vanilla extract
3/4 cup organic brown rice flour
3/4 cup organic tapioca starch
3/4 cup almond meal*
3/4 cup sorghum flour
1.5 teaspoons xanthan gum
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon sea salt
1/3 cup organic evaporated cane juice (sugar) for rolling cookies in
Preheat oven to 350F.
In a large bowl, use an electric mixer to beat together lemon zest, lemon juice, butter, and 1.5 cups sugar until creamy. Stir in egg and vanilla extract.
In a medium bowl, mix together remaining ingredients except 1/3 cup sugar. Add the dry ingredients to the wet mixture. Stir until well mixed.
Form dough into 1.5 inch balls. Roll in reserved sugar. Place on ungreased baking sheets spaced about 2 to 3 inches apart as the cookies will spread quite a bit. Bake at 350F for 9-11 minutes. Makes 3 dozen.
*Almonds are not true nuts, but they carry a cross-contamination risk. To make this item nut free, substitute millet flour.