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Healthy Lemon Crinkle Cookies

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  • Author: Monkey and Me Kitchen Adventures
  • Prep Time: 15 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 12-13 Minutes
  • Total Time: 18 Minutes
  • Yield: 22-24 cookies 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Oven
  • Diet: Vegan


Easy to make, these deliciously zesty Healthy Lemon Crinkle Cookies are soft and chewy with a cakey texture.



Dry Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ cups almond flour (lightly packed)
  • ½ cup maple sugar (or sugar of choice) *
  • 2 lemons, zested
  • 1 Tablespoon flaxseed meal
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 Tablespoons cornstarch (or arrowroot powder)
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt *

Wet Ingredients:

  • ¼ cup cashew butter (or almond butter) *
  • ¼ cup fresh lemon juice

Optional Ingredients:


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F. Place oven rack in the center position.
  2. Line a large baking sheet with silicone baking pads or parchment paper, set aside.
  3. Place the maple sugar (or sugar of choice) in a bowl, add the zest of 2 lemons, then massage the lemon zest and sugar together for several minutes. This infuses the sugar with lemon flavor, then place in a mixing bowl.
  4. Place all the remaining Dry Ingredients into the mixing bowl with the lemon infused sugar, whisk well to combine, set aside.
  5. Next add the Wet Ingredients into the mixing bowl with the dry ingredients, mix well to combine.
  6. Next take about one rounded tablespoon size of dough (small cookie scoop) and roll it in your hands to form a dough ball, then while still in your hands, slightly flatten them into a thick disk, then place onto the parchment paper/silicone baking mat baking sheet. Place the cookies about 2 inches apart as they do expand.
  7. After all the cookies have been rolled into balls/slightly flattened, then place the dough balls in a preheated 350 F oven and bake for 12 to 13 minutes until the tops have crinkle cracked open, the edges are lightly golden brown, and the cookies are set. The bottoms should be golden brown.
  8. Remove from the oven, allow the cookies to sit on the baking sheet(s) undisturbed for 5 minutes to firm up, then transfer to a wire cooling rack.
  9. If desired, sprinkle with a dusting ofWhole Food Plant Based Powdered Sugar. Enjoy!


*Please reference the blog post for Tips for Success, Pantry Items Used, Storage and Freezing, and Kitchen Products Used.

*Sea Salt:  Please adjust the sea salt based upon your family’s sea salt preferences and/or based upon dietary needs.   

*Servings: makes 22 to 24 cookies