Lemon Shortbread Cookies

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I am a sweets girl at heart.  These Lemon Shortbread Cookies are a perfect treat to satisfy my dessert craving. 

These cookies are the perfect amount of lemon with just a little bit of sweetness thrown in for good measure.  They are an easy, quick roll out cookie & are great to serve for a spring affair because of their light flavor.  

Watch the adorable little video below to get you in the mood!  This video is the creative work of Double Name Productions

Lemon Shortbread Cookies


3 cups almond flour

2 tablespoons arrowroot flour + some for rolling dough

1/2 cup maple syrup

1/3 cup coconut oil, melted & cooled

3 tablespoons lemon juice

1 tablespoon vanilla

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

zest from one lemon




preheat the oven to 350º

in a medium size mixing bowl combine almond flour, 2 tablespoons of arrowroot flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt & lemon zest.  give it a quick stir.

add in {cooled} melted oil, maple syrup & lemon juice & mix well.  then add in vanilla, mix again.

cut 2 large sheets of parchment paper & sprinkle out a generous amount of arrowroot flour {about a heaping tablespoons worth}, spread it out & coat your hands with it.  

place cookie dough onto parchment & sprinkle with a bit more arrowroot flour.  lay the second sheet of parchment paper on top of the ball of dough & gently roll dough until you have flattened it out to about 1/2" thick.  {remember that almond flour cookies do not expand as much as regular ones do - they will only get slightly larger overall}  cut out cookies with a top of a glass or a cookie cutter {place a little bit of arrowroot flour on edge of cutter as needed}

bake 12-14 minutes, keeping a close eye on them so they don't get too brown.

Love, Cara