Vegan Lemon Cookies

Ingredients

1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup turbinado sugar (also called raw sugar)
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup oil
1/2 Zest of half a large lemon (more if you prefer)
1 tablespoon maple syrup
1/4 cup applesauce mixed with ½ teaspoon baking powder (used as egg replacement)
Extra sugar to coat cookies prior to baking

Preparation

1
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
2
N a large bowl, mix the dry ingredients together and sift.
3
In a small bowl, mix the applesauce and baking powder together.
4
Mix the remaining wet ingredients together in a medium-sized bowl and add the applesauce mixture to it. Stir well.
5
Stir the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, a little at a time until combined.
6
Form the dough into a large ball.
7
Add about 1/4 cup sugar (add more as needed) into a shallow bowl.
8
Form small balls from the dough, about 1-1/2-inch in diameter. Roll the cookies in the sugar to coat.
9
Place cookies on an ungreased cookie sheet and flatten them a little with your fingers.
10
Bake for 7-9 minutes.

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If you're not a vegan, you won't miss what's not in these light, lemony cookies! At first pass I used granulated white sugar for these cookies, only to learn many vegans don't use refined sugar. I suggest using turbinado sugar (also called raw sugar). 

The batter may seem too wet for cookie dough, but resist the urge to add more flour. You won't regret it!
 

Yield:

8.0

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Saturday, April 23, 2011 - 3:52pm

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