Friday, May 30, 2014

Vegan Lemon Powdered Sugar Cookies

Lemon cookies getting powdered sugar love.
Mom's birthday was last Saturday- May 24th. Only Wednesday I made her lemon cookies and mailed them off. I'm late with everything- bad, bad, and more bad. For weeks, I had The Sweet Life Online's recipe for Lemon Crinkle Cookies bookmarked, planning to send homemade goodies to my lemon loving parent. Weather, work, and lack of proper sleep kept me from proper focus.
Lemon Powdered Sugar Cookies are straight forward- meaning fairly simple to make and are packed with citrus goodness. It's lemon meets sugar cookie. Chewy, moist, and soft, I had a little difficulty keeping my limit at trying out two. Of course, memory served that these were for Mom and hope that she loved them just as much as I enjoyed baking them.
That she did. Seeing as she received package this afternoon. :)

Vegan Lemon Powdered Sugar Cookies Ingredients and Preparation

1 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup granulated sugar
zest of 1 large lemon (about 1 heaping tablespoon)
1/2 cup olive oil
1/4 cup apple sauce
2 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/2 cup powdered sugar

Preheat oven to 325 and prepare a cookie sheet with parchment paper or oil.
Mix dry ingredients together- whole wheat flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar.
Separately stir lemon zest, olive oil, applesauce, lemon juice, and vanilla extract.
Combine wet into dry- don't overdo mixing.
In a bowl, pour powdered sugar.
Using a tablespoon or hands, form dough into balls and roll them into powdered sugar.

Bake for 10-13 minutes and cool.
A little lemon decoration and extra powdered sugar madness.
Worth sampling!
Store in a cute container and tied with ribbon.
Packaged along with a watercolor painted birthday card.
Rainbow duct tape and rubber duck ribbon over an old Just Fab shoebox completes everything! Also in there a Theo Dark Chocolate Cherry Bar, a blue roller ink pen made out of 80% percent recycled bottles (Mom collects pens), and more.

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