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Almond-crusted lemon cookies


These cookies are soft and chewy with a wonderful lemon flavor and a crunchy almond edge!

Almond-crusted lemon cookies

Almond-crusted lemon cookies

Almond-crusted lemon cookies

Ingredients

1 cup all-purpose flour
2 tbsp flaxmeal
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup canola oil
2 tbsp applesauce
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 tbsp + 1 tsp lemon zest
2 tsp lemon juice
1/3 cup almonds, roughly chopped

Directions

Preheat oven to 350°F.  Mix flour, flax, baking soda, salt, and sugar in a medium bowl.  Add oil, applesauce, vanilla, lemon zest, and lemon juice and stir until a dough forms.
Form the dough into a log.  Roll the log in almonds.  Slice into 1/2 inch cookies and place on a parchment paper lined or greased baking sheet.  Bake for 9 minutes or until they cookies are just barely done and the edges start to brown slightly.  Remove immediately and cool on a wire rack.