|Sunny Lemon Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting|
This may not have been one of my better experiments, but I think they turned out pretty good. The pictured cookies have more cashew flour and less coconut flour, but I think it would turn out better with a touch more coconut flour and a little less cashew flour. The trick is to get just enough coconut flour to make your cookies stay together, but not so much that they are too dense and dry. Coconut flour tends to soak up a lot of moisture, so a little goes a long way in recipes–especially if you do not have enough wet ingredients.
At any rate–enjoy the recipe!
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 to 2 tbsp simple stevia syrup
2 tbsp lemon juice
1/2 tsp fresh lemon zest
1 3/4 cup cashew flour
1/4 cup coconut flour
1 tsp baking powder
pinch sea salt
Cream Cheese Frosting
8 oz cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup heavy cream
1 packet unflavored gelatin
1 tbsp simple stevia syrup
1 tsp honey
1 tsp vanilla
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
To make the cookies, place the butter in a medium mixing bowl and beat with hand or stand mixer until light and creamy. Add in the stevia syrup, lemon juice and zest, and the egg. Mix well. You may have a bit of liquid underneath the butter after mixing–this is fine. Set aside, and in a separate bowl, mix together the flours, baking powder, and salt. Gradually mix this in with the butter mixture until all incorporated. Place in the refrigerator for at least 10-20 minutes to stiffen the dough a bit.
Take the dough out of the fridge. Scoop out dough in one inch scoops. Make into balls and place on cookie sheet. Using your fingers, flatten to a “cookie” shape.
Bake for 18-22 minutes, or until cookies are slightly brown around the edges, and the cookies look a little dry. Cool on rack.
Meanwhile…time to make the frosting. Pour the heavy cream into a bowl. Add gelatin, sweeteners, and vanilla, and stir lightly. Set aside for about 10 minutes. Cut the cream cheese into cubes. Add to bowl. Beat with hand or stand mixer until thick and creamy. Chill frosting until ready to use.
When cookies are cool, use a spoon to scoop out and spread frosting on the cookies. Let sit for an hour or so for everything to firm up. Enjoy!