Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Lemon-Lucuma Shortbreads

Jenn and I absolutely adore lucuma powder, it's such a great addition to any vegan treat you want to transform into something with a full bodied caramel-like flavour. Lemon zest is another one of our favourites adding that extra fruity flavour in cookies, cakes, raw treats, and puddings. These two ingredients make these cookies just like lemon shortbread cookies!

1 1/4 cups tbsp brown rice flour
6 tbsp almond flour
2 tbsp lucuma powder
1/4 cup coconut nectar
1/4 cup rice bran oil
2 tbsp water
6-7 drops stevia (optional)
Zest of one lemon
1/2 tsp lemon extract
Pinch of salt
1/2 tsp vanilla bean powder/extract
Chopped almonds

Combine dry ingredients (brown rice flour, almond flour, lucuma powder, salt and vanilla bean powder and lemon zest). Add in rest of ingredients and stir until combined (may have to use hands). Form into rounds and place on parchment lined cookie sheet. Bake on 350F for 15 minutes or until golden brown. Makes a dozen cookies.

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  1. i need to get my hands on lucuma! i've seen it in so many recipes lately. i didn't know it had a caramel like flavor! :) the texture on these cookies look soft and chewy! :D have a great week, ladies!

  2. I've also been wanting to try lucuma. These look so tasty and would probably be great with a hot cup of tea!