i needed a treat! (and we're not doing wheat or sugar) but i needed a treat!! i saw a recipe for these coconut lemon cookies and decided to give them a whirl. after all, it combined two of my favorite things: coconut and lemon. i had to make them easier, so tonight i made them a second time to change the recipe a little.
coconut lemon no-bake cookies
3 C raw almonds (or one 16 oz bag)
3 C unsweetened shredded coconut
--put almonds and coconut into food processor and process for 3-5 minutes. it should be very fine, but with the addition of the coconut will not turn into almond butter. ;) transfer to the bowl of your mixer and sprinkle in 1/4 t sea salt.
1/2 C agave OR raw honey OR combination
1/2 C lemon juice
zest of one or two lemons
1 T vanilla
--whisk wet ingredients together in a small bowl and pour into mixer. blend well.
--meanwhile, melt coconut oil by placing the jar into hot water. you can use tap water if yours gets hot enough or you can warm water on the stove or in the microwave. i don't normally use a microwave for food, but in this case you will not be doing anything other than using its heat. measure 1/2 C of melted oil and pour into mixer while it's running.
--use a cookie scoop to measure out balls, rolling in your hand to press together. continue with the rest of the dough. place finished cookies into the refrigerator to solidify, at least one hour. makes 53 cookies if you have the same size scoop as i do. ;)