Hmmm, I love lemon. I squeeze lemon in my water almost daily and as a child I used to ask for my birthday cake to be lemon with lemon frosting. Lemonheads and lemondrop candies were some of my childhood favorites as well. These days I enjoy stevia sweetened lemonade and squeezing fresh lemon into stews, breads and cookies. These lemony fresh cookies are melt-in-your-mouth delicious. I couldn't be happier with this new lemony creation, but the only problem was that I didn't know what to call them. Just plain lemon cookies...or maybe lemon shortbread...perhaps lemon meltaways or maybe lemon snap cookies...all of the above would do, but it just seems so boring for a special cookie like these. So I added some "sunshine" and that seemed to more accurately describe these gems. Or should I say the lemons added the sunshine...
1 1/4 cup of freshly ground buckwheat flour
1/2 cup of tapioca flour
1/2 cup of millet flour
1 ts. of baking powder
1 ts. of baking soda
1/2 ts. of sea salt
2/3 cup of sucanat (or coconut palm sugar)
1/2 cup of organic coconut oil
3 lemons (1/2 cup) of freshly squeezed lemon juice (meyer lemons give the best flavor!)
zest of 1 lemon
Hope you are all having a great weekend! Much love to you!