Vegan Lemon Sugar Cookies

Vegan lemon sugar cookies that are soft, easy, and healthy. Made with simple and clean ingredients, these lemon sugar cookies are the perfect delicious healthy dessert. Only takes 20 minutes to make. Made gluten-free, dairy-free, grain-free, paleo, plant-based and refined sugar-free!

vegan lemon sugar cookies

The Best Ever Vegan Lemon Sugar Cookies

I just love sugar cookies! The soft buttery melt to them is just incredible; and what better way to enjoy them than in a lemon version!

If you enjoy lemon, like me, you will just loved these plant-based sugar cookies! The texture is soft, yet chewy which makes every bite melt in your mouth! Plus you do not need to chill them – you will be in and out of the kitchen in less than 20 minutes from start to end – making this healthy sugar cookie recipe that much better!

These lemon cookies are everything you look for in a perfect sugar cookie: soft, chewy, buttery (but no butter in these healthy sugar cookies!), and sweet. I simplified all the ingredients, left out eggs, any dairy, gluten, and refined sugar! With only 8 clean ingredients, these easy vegan lemon sugar cookies are simply the best and are going to be your new favorite cookie recipe!

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How I Made These Lemon Sugar Cookies Healthier:

These soft and chewy vegan sugar cookies are clean, nutritious, and incredibly tasty! To make these lemon sugar cookies, you only need a few very simple ingredients, all of which are healthier alternatives to what you’ll find in store-bought brands. There are no preservatives or random ingredients in this recipe! Here are four ways that I made these paleo sugar cookies more nutritious and health-friendly without taking away from the taste!

  1. Used coconut sugar instead of refined sugar. By using this type of healthier sweetener, I am removing all refined sugars!
  2. I used fresh lemon juice and zest to make these cookies light, naturally tasty, and healthier!
  3. Used almond flour to make these lemon cookies gluten-free and low-carb!
  4. I used apple sauce to make these cookies vegan and also soft! Full of healthy antioxidents.

Ingredients in Paleo Lemon Sugar Cookies

You’ll only need a few, simple ingredients to get this easy recipe going! I am all about simplicity and ease, so don’t worry, you won’t need to go to the supermarket and buy a lot of expensive ingredients and spices. You probably have most of these ingredients in your pantry already. For this easy low-carb sugar cookie recipe, you’ll need apple sauce, coconut sugar, and of course, lemon!

  • Apple sauce, unsweetened
  • Fresh lemon juice
  • Coconut sugar
  • Coconut oil
  • Vanilla extract
  • Almond flour
  • Coconut flour
  • Baking soda
  • Zest of one lemon

Easy Ingredient Substitutions Lemon Sugar Cookies

You guys probably know by now that I love simple and easy recipes! If you don’t love every ingredient in this one, I am here to help you out with a list of the very best substitutions!

Coconut Sugar: Simply use light brown sugar instead!

Coconut Flour: If you do not have coconut flour, you can substitute with more almond flour 1:3 ratio (meaning 1 Tbs of coconut flour for 3 Tbs of almond flour).

Unsweetened Apple Sauce: Simply use sweetened apple sauce!

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What You’ll Need to Make Healthy Lemon Sugar Cookies

For this easy gluten-free cookie recipe, you’ll only need a couple of kitchen tools making the clean up super easy! You’ll need a mixing bowl to make these vegan sugar cookies and an oven to bake them.

  • Baking Sheet
  • Parchment Paper
  • Mixing Bowl
  • Stirring Utensil
  • Measuring cups: 1/2 tsp, 1 tsp, 1/4 cup, 1/3 cup.
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How to Make the Best Ever Vegan Lemon Sugar Cookies

My favorite thing about this simple and easy sugar cookie recipe (besides the taste of course) is how easy they are to make! This recipe is the absolute perfect healthy dessert; plus, these lemon sugar cookies are vegan, gluten-free, and dairy-free!

First, preheat your oven to 350F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Next, in a small bowl zest one lemon. Set to the side.

Now, in a large mixing bowl, combine the apple sauce, lemon juice, coconut sugar, coconut oil, and vanilla extract. Mix until fully combined.

Next, add in the almond flour, coconut flour, baking soda, and lemon zest. Carefully combine until fully incorporated.

Using your hands, form 12 – 16 balls (about 1.5 Tablespoons of dough) and evenly space them across the lined baking tray. Gently press down to form a cookie shape.

Bake and enjoy your delicious soft vegan lemon sugar cookies!

I highly recommend storing them in an airtight container at room temperature for 5 -6 days!

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How to Store Extra Healthy Lemon Sugar Cookies

Make extra plant-based lemon sugar cookies? No worries, I love to save my extras in a sealed airtight container at room temperature for 4 to 5 days or in the fridge for 5 to 6 days!

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Vegan Lemon Sugar Cookies


  • Author: Tati Chermayeff
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 15 cookies 1x
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

Vegan lemon sugar cookies that are soft, easy, and healthy. Made with simple and clean ingredients, these lemon sugar cookies are the perfect delicious healthy dessert. Only takes 20 minutes to make. Made gluten-free, dairy-free, grain-free, paleo, plant-based and refined sugar-free!


Ingredients

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  • 1/4 cup apple sauce, unsweetened
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup coconut sugar
  • 1 Tbsp coconut oil, melted
  • 1.5 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • Zest of one lemon (about 1 or 2 tsp)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F and line baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a small mixing bowl, zest the lemon and set to the side.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine apple sauce, lemon juice, coconut sugar, melted coconut oil, and vanilla extract. Mix with spatula until fully combined.
  4. Add in almond flour, coconut flour, and baking soda. Mix with spatula until fully combined.
  5. Gently fold in lemon zest.
  6. Using your hands, form 14 – 16 balls (about 1.5 Tablespoons of dough) and evenly space them across the lined baking tray. Gently press down to form a cookie shape.
  7. Bake for 8 – 10 minutes, until a light golden brown.
  8. Let cool & enjoy!
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American

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  • Jillian F
    Posted at 20:44h, 21 January Reply

    so much lemon and the perfect about of sweet! love these Tati.

    • Tati Chermayeff
      Posted at 14:14h, 03 February Reply

      Jillian, how awesome!! So happy you liked these.

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