When Life Gives you Lemons

Make soy-lemon cookies!

You’re probably thinking that soy lemon cookies sound absolutely disgusting. Soy=tofu or edamame (neither of which belong in cookies), and lemons? Well maybe the lemon part sounds ok.

I can assure you that these cookies are DELICIOUS!

We purchased a bag of soy flour on our last grocery trip, and once all of the refrigerated goods were put away, I immediately started scouring the internet for recipes for soy flour.

Why soy flour? For starters, it is a gluten free flour! Soy flour also boasts a whopping 14g of protein per 1/4 cup! Soy flour also has a good amount of fiber (6g, fiber is your friend)!

Anyways, here is our take on a Soy Lemon Cookie recipe that we found online!

Soy Lemon Cookies

Ingredients

  • 3 TBSP melted butter or oil
  • 1/3 c. sugar
  • 1 c. soy flour
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 2 TBSP lemon juice
  • zest of 1/2 a lemon
  • 2 TBSP water

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 325
  2. Melt butter (if using) and mix in sugar, add in lemon zest.
  3. Sift flour, baking powder and salt 3 times to lighten the flour mixture.
  4. Add flour mixture to butter and sugar, stir.
  5. Add water and lemon juice, mix until a crumbly dough forms
  6. You now have 2 options: shape dough into a rectangle on a greased pan, cut into cookies. Another option: roll dough in plastic wrap, store in the fridge for 1-2 hours. Slice dough and place onto greased cookie sheet.
  7. Bake for 15 minutes

*I had a clumsy moment while baking these when I spilled nearly all of the lemon juice. I cannot wait to make these again with the full amount of lemon juice!*

The cookies have the perfect zesty flavor to accompany ripe strawberries and mango

Just too pretty. Recognize the Orange Leaf spoon?

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When Life Gives you Lemons

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