Saturday, 1 March 2014

Recipe: Lemon and Thyme Cookies (gluten free, dairy free, soy free)

As promised I have another recipe for you today for some tasty cookies. These cookies are gluten free, dairy free and melt in the mouth delicious! 

Lemon and Thyme Cookies


Ingredients:

175g gluten free plain flour
100g organic raw coconut oil
50g coconom original coconut sugar
1/2tsp gluten free baking powder
2Tbsp fesh thyme leaves
1 lemon, juice and rind


Method:

Pre heat your oven to a medium heat. Add flour, sugar and baking powder to a large mixing bowl and combine. If like me your coconut oil is quite hard zap it in the microwave for 15-20 seconds then stir in to the dry ingredients. Grate the rind of the lemon into the mix followed by the juice, (I use the juice of the whole lemon because I like a strong taste but you could use half), and the thyme leaves. Mix again until you form a soft dough. I then rolled out the dough and used heart cutters to make my cookies but you can just form balls and flatten in your hands if you prefer. Place cookies on a parchment lined baking tray and bake for 8-10 minutes depending on your oven, check after 8 minutes. The cookies will be quite soft still but they harden once cooled so take them out and cool on a wire rack.


Once your cookies have cooled I believe they should be enjoyed with a freshly brewed cuppa, feet up optional! 

These really are good and so easy to make just my kind of baking! The lemon and thyme really work well together and they turn out soft with a little crunch to the sides hmmmmmm : )

Question:

Are you a cookie baker or do you prefer to make cakes?

I usually make cakes but I am on a bit of a cookie mission at the moment!

8 comments:

  1. Looks fantastic Tam! I love that you paired lemon and thyme in a cookie, I'm definitely going to try it.

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    1. Thanks Mike! Let me know what you think : )

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  2. These look lovely! Really nice blend of ingredients.
    I am more of a cake fan than a biscuit/cookie fan...nothing beats a thick slab of sponge and icing. But I'd never turn down a freshly baked cookie!!

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    1. Thanks, I am a total cookie lover but rarely bake them but cake is also a love of mine I'll take the cake but leave the icing though!

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  3. Cool flavour idea, really different.

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    1. Thanks, it really worked well!

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  4. They sound lovely- I have seen recipes for lemon and thyme loaf before which always sounds good but I never have fresh thyme! I prefer cakes but I do like making cookies too- they are all good really!

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    1. The flavours were a great match x

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