Lemon Basil Cookies


I based this Lemon Basil Cookies recipe (and photo) on one from Bon Appetit for Lemon-Lime Basil Shortbread Cookies. As you might expect, these are gluten-free, grain-free, sugar-free, dairy-free cookies. I used the same flavor profile as the Bon Appetit recipe, though decided not to make mine a shortbread cookie.

I’ve used coconut butter as the fat in this cookie recipe, which I learned to do from Jessica at one of my all time favorite blogs, inphyusion.com. Make sure to check out her site as she has quite a few incredible raw, plant-based recipes.

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  1. Combine almond flour, salt, and baking soda in a food processor
  2. Pulse in coconut butter, honey, basil, and lemon zest
  3. Scoop dough one level tablespoon at a time onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet
  4. Press balls of dough down to flatten
  5. Bake at 350°F for 6-10 minutes
  6. Cool for 2 hours
  7. Serve

If you would like to make a super duper fuss over your cookies (as I did for the photo above), trim their edges with a [cookie cutter 2 inch]. Normally, if not photographing the cookies, I would not undertake this step. It’s way too fussy for me.

I may be posting a bit less frequently during the next couple of weeks as we are moving and I am in the process of packing my entire house (and therefore my kitchen) into boxes. Last night the boys were busy packing up their own rooms. Wish us luck and enjoy the cookies.

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71 responses to “Lemon Basil Cookies”

  1. Just made this with cashew meal and cashew butter this past weekend. I made them into slice and bake cookies by rolling the cookie dough into a log and then slicing the cookies. I saved some of the dough log in the freezer as I don’t need to eat all these yummy cookies at once!

    Also, if anyone ever wonders, I was able to make this in my Cuisinart Mini Prep Plus (4c capacity) without a problem.

  2. These are my go-to cookies when I am either doing a cleanse or cleaning up my diet. They are in the oven now and I am so excited to share them with my family (we are doing a cleanse together). Thank you for these incredible cookies!

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