Lemon Cookies (Vegan, Nut-Free)
Reprinted with permission of Ramblin’ Amblins’
– “In honor of spring, I am posting one of my favorite cookie recipes! This is a mildly lemony cookie with an intensely lemony sugary icing. Yum-o!!! It’s milk, egg, peanut and nut free so that it’s safe for Mr 7. For the most part, I make all of our meals, desserts, etc “safe” because it’s just easier that way. Also, it’s a lot safer for Mr 7 due to the severity of his allergies. Here’s the recipe:”
- 1 tsp finely shredded lemon peel
- 2 tsp lemon juice
- 1/3 C rice or soy milk
- 1/2 C dairy-free margarine (I use Earth Balance sticks for baking)
- 1 3/4 C flour
- 1 C sugar
- equivalent of 1 egg (I use EnerG Egg Replacer)
- 1 1/4 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 2 Tbs lemon juice
Preheat oven to 350. Stir the 2 tsp lemon juice into the rice or soy milk. Let stand 5 mins. Beat margarine with mixer on med-high speed for 30 seconds. Add half the flour, 3/4 c of the sugar, the egg equivalent, baking powder, soda, lemon peel, and the soy/rice milk mixture. Beat until thoroughly combined. Beat in remaining flour.
Drop by rounded teaspoons onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool cookies. Stir together remaining sugar and the 2Tbs lemon juice; brush this on the cookies. Makes about 48 cookies (or 36 if you’re like me and you like bigger cookies!).
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