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Vegan Lemon Sugar Cookies

Vegan Lemon Sugar Cookies

Jul 24th 2018

My love affair with cookies began when I was a kid. I remember the sweet smell of vanilla filling up the entire house, and the first bite into a warm and soft cookie fresh out of the oven was pure heaven. Not much changed as I grew up. Cookies are still one of my favorite snacks. The only thing that changed is that I'm always on a lookout for healthy recipes that taste delicious.

These Vegan Lemon Sugar Cookies have a light texture and are perfect for hot summer days. Lemons have detoxifying health benefits and make give a zesty twist when added to a dessert. Detox while eating a dessert? Yes, please!

Pro tip: Make a double batch, because they will go fast. 


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Raw Extra-Virgin Coconut Oil Organic Coconut Palm Sugar Pink Himalayan Crystal Salt

Vegan Lemon Sugar Cookies


  • 2 Cups Gluten Free or Regular Flour
  • 1 tsp. Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp. Baking Soda
  • 1 tsp. Sea Salt
  • 1 Cup of Sugar, Coconut Sugar or Lakanto Sugar (I used Lakanto)
  • 1/2 Cup Coconut Oil, melted
  • 1/4 Cup Water
  • 1 tsp. Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1-2 tsp. Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 of a large lemon, juiced (if its a small lemon, use whole lemon)


  1. Preheat oven to 375F.
  2. In a bowl, mix flour, baking powder, baking soda and sea salt.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix sugar, coconut oil, water, apple cider vinegar, vanilla extract and lemon juice.
  4. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix well.
  5. Line a cookie sheet (you may need two) with parchment paper. Take 1-2 tbsp. of cookie dough and place on cookie sheet.
  6. Flatten cookies by pressing down with your palm into about 1/2 inch thick cookies. I was able to get around 10 cookies on one sheet and then put the leftover dough on another.
  7. Sprinkle sugar on top of all cookies and then place in oven anywhere from 10-13 minutes. Check on cookies around the 8 minute mark. I say this because all ovens are different.
  8. Remove from oven and let cool.