Recipe: Paleo Lemon cookies

April 19, 2016

It is a constant battle on Sundays trying to find the perfect cookie recipe for the week. I know what you're thinking, Come on Kristen, you're pathetic if that's your battle. #worldpeace #nodonaldtrump #theperfectselfie #byekardashes

Okay, okay, but hear me out. Paleo desserts are my thing. I love them. Adam loves them. And, when Sunday rolls around and we're meal planning for the week, Adam inevitably asks what paleo dessert I'm making.

Speaking of -- Isn't meal planning the worst? It's like packing. We sit there on Sunday and pick dinners for the entire week. I do this for 3 reasons; (1) weeks are so busy and it makes life easier if I know what I'm making, (2) it makes the grocery store trip much easier, (3) it saves us money. But -- it sucks.

How the heck am I supposed to know what I'm going to want to eat on Thursday, on Sunday.That's crazy. That's like saying I am for sure going to want to wear the black maxi on Saturday by the beach instead of the white romper. It's a ridiculous goal. It is definitely the major plight that comes with meal planning. Cost efficiency v. cravings. It's the eternal struggle. PS. Adam hates rompers so it wouldn't be the romper by the beach.


The part that gets me past all that --- is the meal planning for sweets. I always try to make at least one type of sweet for Adam. It makes all the boring meals a little better. And hey, sometimes the sweets craving is too much to handle. I can attest. I find it better to eat a mini paleo lemon nugget then stuff my face with the thin mints I have hiding in the pantry. I guess better is relative for everyone.

But hey, I cant blame Adam for wanting sweets, I make good desserts! This week was no different. These little paleo lemon cookie nuggets are exactly what the doctor ordered. They're sweet, a little tangy and perfect for a mid-day sugar craving. Ps. there are practically no ingredients. You're welcome.

Let's do this.

  • 1 heaping cup cashew butter
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • pinch sea salt
How to make
  1. Preheat oven to 350. 
  2. In a food processor, combine all the ingredients until smooth. If the batter seems too runny, just stick it in the fridge for a minute. 
  3. Use a cookie scoop to form cookies and drop onto a lined baking sheet 
  4. Bake for 12 minutes. 
  5. Let these cool completely before removing them from the baking sheet. (They will feel soft -- they'll harden, promise). 
  6. Enjoy! 
 Why is cashew butter so dang good? One of lifes little mysteries I presume. 

Yes, yes, yes.

Happy Tuesday everyone. I hope it's full of delicious sweets and lemon nuggets. 

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  1. My husband loooooves lemon cookies for some reason, and I've never made any sort of lemon anything for him...but these I can get behind! What a simple recipe. Love it. Thanks for sharing! (Mine also hates rompers lol.)

  2. These sound so good and so easy to make! I love the cashew butter + lemon cookies are some of my favorite during the spring. Yum!

  3. I love easy and I love that there are so many paleo options for sweetness. :-)

  4. I love all things lemon! And I have considering moving more towards a paleo diet for several months now and you're giving me just the motivation I need! These look so great! XO

    Anna || A Lily Love Affair

  5. These look great! I've never made anything with cashew butter but that needs to change. Gonna be trying these soon! :)

  6. These sound so so good! can't wait to try this!

  7. yum! I'm always on the lookout for yummy paleo treats!

  8. These are so perfect! I'm removing all grains from my diet and I will be trying these this week. Okay, your hashtags completely cracked me up!! I'm with you on the meal planning, yes we don't know what we'll want to eat Thursday on Sunday but it keeps you in check and saves money. Good for you!! Thanks for sharing.

  9. YUM! These look so good. Love all things lemon!

  10. I love lemon cookies! Thanks for this recipe!

  11. These sound SO GOOD. I had a cashew butter based chocolate chip cookie recipe, but these sound light and amazing for spring :)


I love hearing from all of you and greatly appreciate all your feedback and comments! xx Kristen