Lemon Almond Vegan Cookie Recipe

Lemon Almond Vegan Cookie Recipe
Heather Nicholds, C.H.N.

These almond cookies have a citrus twist, full of flavor and calcium, with a shortbread-like texture.

These are one of my favorite vegan cookies when I’m making them for bake sales or gifts, or sharing with friends who don’t believe it’s possible to bake without butter or eggs.

The recipe comes from a new course I’m putting on this month, all about making healthy vegan desserts. I’m really excited to show you how to treat yourself without feeling guilty! If you want to have fun making more healthy cookies and muffins and brownies and pies with me, check out the info down below.

Lemon Almond Vegan Cookie Recipe

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Makes 12 cookies

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  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, or 1/3 cup almond/cashew butter
  • 1/4 cup maple or brown rice syrup
  • 1 tsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/4-1/2 tsp almond extract
  • pinch sea salt
  • 3/4 cup brown rice, teff or coconut flour (or a combo)
  • 1/2 cup ground almonds
  • 1/4 cup chopped almonds
  • zest of 1 lemon


  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Whisk together the coconut oil and maple syrup, then add the lemon juice and salt.
  3. Add the flour and ground almonds, stirring gently into the wet mixture. Fold in the chopped almonds and lemon zest.
  4. Drop by small teaspoonfuls, well spaced, on a lined cookie sheet.
  5. Bake for 10-15 minutes until golden brown at the edges.

Hints & Tricks

  • Try orange juice + zest + 1/2-1 tsp of ground cardamom
  • Try lime juice + zest + 1/2-1 tsp of ground ginger
  • Top with pureed raspberries and coconut milk as a healthy fruit cream

Make vegan treats that taste good. Like really good, good. And ditch the guilt.

Healthy (Vegan) Desserts Online Course!

Make vegan treats that taste good. Like really good, good. And ditch the guilt.

There will be a live session with a recipe demonstration, while giving you simple, actionable nutrition tips for making healthy vegan desserts. (You get a recording if you can’t make it live)

Plus you’ll get instant access to downloadable PDF’s and video recordings that cover:

  • How to healthify desserts
  • How to veganize desserts
  • Low-fat & low-glycemic baking tips & tricks
  • 18+ delicious recipes, including:
  • Chocolate Brownie Cookies
  • Funky Monkey Ice Cream
  • Pineapple Coconut Macaroons
  • Walnut Fig Squares with Chocolate PB Icing, and more…

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