Recipe Directions

  • 1. Process the cashews in a food processer until they resemble coarse flour.
  • 2. Add the coconut and process again until very well mixed.
  • 3. Add the lemon and the sweetener. Process again until resembling dough. (If it's a bit too wet, add more coconut. If it's a bit dry, add a tiny bit of water.)
  • 4. Shape into cookies and dehydrate for 8 hours for a nice, moist cookie. Eat right away and refrigerate leftovers. Dehydrate for longer if you want to store them for a longer shelf life.

The Rawtarian's Thoughts

By The Rawtarian

Raw lemon cookie recipes were on the top of my list of recipes to make when I recently received my new dehydrator.

Once again, this is a delightfully simple recipe that only contains four ingredients: cashews,  unsweetened coconut, a lemon, and a sweetener like maple syrup or agave nectar.  (Do not use honey since it doesn't dehydrate.)

These cookies have a sweet, simple, creamy flavour and you'll be amazed at how much lemon flavour comes from just one lemon. This is a small recipe, which is perfect for sampling. Try a small batch and see how you like these raw lemon coconut cookies.

Note: this batter is very moist, so you definitely have to dehydrate these little guys!

I love their simple, satisfying sweet lemony flavour.

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Nutrition Facts

Nutritional score: 80 out of 100
  • This recipe is very low in Calories, Carbohydrates, and Sodium.
  • This recipe is low in Fat.

Amounts per 23 g (1 oz) suggested serving

NameAmount% Daily
Calories 111 5 %
Protein 2.5 g 4 %
Fat 9 g 11 %
Carbohydrates 6 g 2 %
Dietary Fiber 1.5 g 5 %
Sugars 2.4 g
Calcium 8 mg 1 %
Iron 0.98 mg 8 %
Sodium 4 mg
Source: The Rawtarian, USDA

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Just made a batch and ate half right there, but shaped the rest into heart shapes and they are in the dehydrator. Thank you!
I do have a question though - is there an easy way to shape these?

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Hi Julie, try making my lemon bars instead  - a dehydrator is not required. Best to buy one online - in the US and Canada, Excalibur is the best brand.

Best dehydrator is 9-tray excalibur, hands down. But... it is expensive! http://tinyurl.com/ah6o3qt

You can also get a Vegikiln - they are cheaper, white, not as "reputable" but they get the job done: http://tinyurl.com/avb59e3

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Hi Danielle! Generally the ideal low temp is between 105 and 110 degrees F.

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Agave nectar and maple syrup are not raw

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Jasna's Review

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Love these cookies, do it often, last time I made them a little bit bigger (about 3 ''), each wrapped in a cello bag and gave as a Christmas gift :)
They are sooo delicious!! Thank you Laura

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Ooh, nice cookies, Jasna - and such awesome gifts to give!!! :)

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fabnoble's Review

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I just made these for my children and they ADORE THEM!!! Thank you for such a quick and easy recipe that's healthy and delicious:)

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That's wonderful, Fab! Great to find healthy treats for your kids!

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Could you do this with almond pulp instead of cashews?

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I wouldn't recommend it, Heidi, but you could try my Almond Pulp cookies instead! :)
https://www.therawtarian.com/easy-almond-pulp-cookies

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Julia B-A's Review

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I made these overnight last night!! I changed it up a bit because I had only half a cup of cashews, I did the other half almond meal, and I added poppy-seeds to make lemon poppy!

Also- my dehydrator book recommends against cooking nuts higher than 105degrees, lest they get rancid. I'm sure its fine, but I was nervous so i did 5 1/2 hours at 105 and they came out AMAZING. Slightly crispy on outside, moist center, lemony goodness!

So yummy I'm going to make again and try all kinds of variations with flavors!

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Hi Julia! Lemon poppy sounds totally tasty. I'm glad your cookies turned out for you! :)

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This may seem like a silly question, but I wanted to ask if I can put them in the oven, and if so at what temperature and for how long. I'm not fully raw, but I adore your website and make lots of recipes from it. I don't have a dehydrator but these cookies sound delicious! Thanks

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Hi Lau!

In your case, try making them without dehydrating or ovening. Perhaps roll them into little balls and freeze instead. They are quite sticky tho.

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Hi,

I was wondering if you know what we can substitute for the coconut? I am allergic.

Thanks!

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Hi Trystan, This recipe uses so much coconut that it'll be hard to replace... Best to look for a different recipe! Sorry about that....

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Elizabeth's Review

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Great recipe, thank you! Do you have any idea how long these biscuits would keep for & how best to store them i.e. are they okay in an air tight container at room temp? I know, I know, normally wouldn't be an issue but I like to make larger batches so they last for a while.
Many thanks!

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Best to keep in freezer :)

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what should the dehydrator temp be?

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first hour 140, then drop down to 110 for remaining time

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Diana's Review

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Amazing! These are so good you don't have to enjoy eating raw to love these. My entire family (7 kiddos) loved them.
Tip: I have a food grinder for my bosch mixer and I just send the ingredients through the grinder and it is so simple.

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Awesome Diana! - wow, 7 kiddos! Busy mamma

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Can you give me the temp you dehydrate these at? Warmly, Becky

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First hour at about 145, then I drop down to about 115 or 110

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What other nuts would go good with this. Will pecans be okay?

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No, don't use pecans. Definitely not :)

Instead of cashews you could use macadamia nuts or pine nuts, since they are all creamy nuts.

Pecan flavor will be way too strong for this recipe.

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Rhea's Review

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These are great, and were so easy to make. Thank you for sharing the recipe.

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My pleasure Rhea! So glad you enjoyed :)

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