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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Hi Kathy,

Sure thing!

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These are so good I almost ate all the batter before I could get the poor things into the dehydrator. Counting the minutes for the 8 hours to pass before I can eat the final product. Will definitely make a double batch next time. Thank you!

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Hi Farski,

Lol so glad you enjoyed!

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I'm totally new to dehydrating so I don't know what temp to set it! Help please! Had to totally abstain from eating all of the batter! Yummy!

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

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So what is a dehydrator and where can I buy one in the UK? Is there anything else I can use instead?

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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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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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Diana's Review

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I just roll the dough in parchment paper and chill, slice and eat or dehydrate! Of course I didn't make cute shapes but they stay roundish.

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Nice idea re: turning them into refrigerator cookies Diana :)

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Cute, Tanya! These are a bit sticky for shaping easily - washing your hands frequently will help :)

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How many cookies does this make please? Lots I hope :)

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Hi AndroidGal, it's been quite a while since I made this recipe - but if memory serves correctly it's probably aroun 12-14 cookies

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These look deliciuos. I do not have a dehydrator, can I eat them without dehydrating the dough?

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Hi Jenn! Try these instead since a dehydrator is not required for them: http://www.therawtarian.com/raw-lemon-bars-recipe

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I LOVE these! Thankyou !!!

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My pleasure Sha :)

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Hi
The recipe says to use unsoaked cashews. But won't those be hard to digest?

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hi Melissa, you can soak them if you want but dry them before using. I do not soak in this recipe

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What temp are you using on the dehydrator for these cookies?

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I usually dehydrate on high for one hour then reduce to 105 degrees for the remaining time

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have just popped my first batch into the dryer - made with manderin juice instead, and a full thumb of juiced ginger! Wanting a raw ginger cookie. will let you know how they turn out, although the mixture tasted great!

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Yum! Did they turn out well Toni?

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Hi, you mention using honey, I am under the impression that these are thought of as vegan cookies, no? I thought honey wasn't considered a vegan product... I'm new at this, so please clarify, thanks!

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Hi Kelly,

You are correct. Honey is not vegan since it comes from animals. You can use maple syrup or agave nectar instead.

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