Thursday, April 3, 2014

Vegan Lemon Sugar Cookies

These cookies are lightly lemony and delicious with a cup of tea.  I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.

1 ½ cups granulated sugar
1 cup coconut oil
1 banana (mashed)
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
Zest of 2 large lemons
2 ¾ cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
½ cup granulated sugar for rolling cookies


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.
  2. Using a mixer, beat together coconut oil, banana, and sugar until smooth.
  3. Add lemon zest, vanilla extract, and lemon juice. Mix until combined. Gradually blend in the dry ingredients.
  4. Roll rounded tablespoons of dough into balls and roll in sugar. Place on prepared baking sheets.  The cookies won’t spread on their own, so smoosh them slightly with your fingers.

Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until cookies have set.
Makes approximately 2 dozen cookies.