Paleo Friendly Cookie Recipe!

Illinois’ #1 Zumba instructor, JoAnn Fabiano, comes thru again with an awesome and HEALTHY recipe. Check this out!!

Lemon Cake Cookies (Autoimmune Paleo)

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Yield: Makes 24 cookies

These cakey lemon cookies use gelatin as an egg substitute. Because they are free of dairy, grains, refined sugar, nuts and seeds, these cookies are suitable for the autoimmune paleo protocol. But you wouldn’t guess it!
Ingredients
For the cookies
1/3 cup coconut flour (find it here)
1/3 cup arrowroot flour (find it here)
1 tsp cream of tartar
3/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp sea salt
1/8 tsp turmeric (for coloring)
1/4 cup freshly-squeezed lemon juice
1 tablespoon freshly grated lemon zest
1/4 cup applesauce, at room temperature
1/4 cup coconut butter, softened
(not coconut oil)
2 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons coconut oil
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 gelatin egg substitute made with 1 Tbs. gelatin (See step four below.)
For the Icing
1/4 cup arrowroot flour
2 tablespoons honey
1 1/2 teaspoons lemon juice
Instructions
1. For the cookies Preheat oven to 325, and line two cookie sheets with parchment paper.
2. In small bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients: coconut flour, arrowroot flour, salt, cream of tartar, baking soda.
3. In large mixing bowl or stand mixer, cream together the next six ingredients: applesauce, coconut butter, lemon zest, lemon juice, honey, coconut oil and vanilla.
4. Prepare gelatin egg substitute: Whisk 1 tablespoon gelatin into 1 tablespoon lukewarm water. Add 2 tablespoons boiling water. Whisk vigorously until completely dissolved and frothy.
5. Add gelatin egg substitute to stand mixer. Beat on medium to incorporate.
6. Add dry ingredients to stand mixer, beating on medium until combined.
7. Using a tablespoon, scoop out dough and drop onto cookie sheets. Flatten each cookie with bottom of cup to make 1 1/2-2″ circles.
8. Bake for 18-23 minutes, or until cookies are golden brown around edges and slightly firm to the touch. Cool completely on wire rack.
9. For the icing Whisk all icing ingredients together. Drizzle over tops of cooled cookies.
10. Store covered at room temp for soft cookies, or in the refrigerator for firmer cookies.

Try it and give us your feedback! 😀

Yours in Health-paleo-lemon-cookies

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