Vegan Lemon Cookies Recipe

Ingredients

1-1/2 cups flour

1/2 cup turbinado (raw) sugar

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup oil

Zest of half a large lemon (more if you prefer)

Juice from half a large lemon

1 tablespoon maple syrup

1/4 cup applesauce mixed with 1/2 teaspoon baking powder (as my egg replacement)

Extra sugar to coat cookies prior to baking 

If you're not a vegan, you won't miss what's not in these light, lemony cookies! At first pass I used granulated white sugar for these cookies, only to learn many vegans don't use refined sugar. I suggest using turbinado (also known as raw) sugar. 

The batter may seem too wet for cookie dough, but resist the urge to add more flour. You won't regret it!

 

Directions

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

In a large bowl, mix the dry ingredients together and sift.

In a small bowl, mix the applesauce and baking powder together.

Mix the remaining wet ingredients together in a medium-sized bowl and add the applesauce mixture to it. Stir well.

Stir the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, a little at a time until combined. 

Form the dough into a large ball. 

Add about 1/4 cup sugar (add more as needed) into a shallow bowl.

Form small balls from the dough, about 1-1/2-inch in diameter. Roll the cookies in the sugar to coat.

Place cookies on an ungreased cookie sheet and flatten them a little with your fingers. 

Bake for 7-9 minutes.

Makes about 20 cookies.

Nutrition

Calories per serving:

178 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Low Potassium, Kidney Friendly, Vegetarian, Dairy Free, Milk Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Alcohol Free

Daily value:

9%

Servings:

12
  • Fat 111g 171%
  • Carbs 270g 90%
  • Saturated 8g 42%
  • Fiber 8g 31%
  • Trans 0g
  • Sugars 120g
  • Monounsaturated 69g
  • Polyunsaturated 32g
  • Protein 20g 41%
  • Sodium 1,802mg 75%
  • Calcium 72mg 7%
  • Magnesium 53mg 13%
  • Potassium 394mg 11%
  • Iron 3mg 16%
  • Zinc 2mg 11%
  • Phosphorus 218mg 31%
  • Vitamin A 1µg 0%
  • Vitamin C 53mg 88%
  • Thiamin (B1) 0mg 19%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 0mg 22%
  • Niacin (B3) 2mg 12%
  • Vitamin B6 0mg 8%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 59µg 15%
  • Vitamin E 19mg 97%
  • Vitamin K 79µg 98%
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