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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I made these and they are DELICIOUS, they barely made it out of the dehydrator!

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glad you like Deb :)

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I made these cookies and they are very good. I made lots of your recipes and they are very good. I want to ask you something about storing them. I am planning to bring some of the cookies and crackers to church as refreshments and I need to make lots of them. Do you think I need to keep them in the freezer, refrigerator or just in the pantry. Also do you think I should store them in glass, plastic or paper container for them to last longer.
Thank you for you answer and for your amazing recipes!
Adriana

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They won't keep "fresh" very long. So... if you are making them a couple of days in advance or less you are probably fine keeping them in pantry

I don't think storing them in different containers will make much of a difference.

If you are going to keep them for much longer than 2 days then you should probably freeze them - but do a test batch first cause I'm not sure how well they will thaw out

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Thank you very much!

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you're welcome :) good luck with your big batch!

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I made these when I was famished this afternoon. I had trouble not eating all the dough before putting them in the dehydrator. I was left with 16 tablespoon sized cookies! I had to add a tablespoon extra to the agave, because I believe I used a large lemon. Thanks for the recipe. :)

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You are welcome!

I often cook when famished. It is a bad idea, but .. it's reality, right?

:)

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lots of raw recipes use cashews, what would be the best nut to use instead, my daughter is allergic to them :( thank you in advance
lbb00

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try macadamia nuts instead of cashews

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The first time I made these as per your recipe and they were great!

Then the coconut-ness of them made me start thinking of one of my favorite Christmas time cookies, coconut macaron kisses......so today I made a double batch of these only I substituted orange juice for the lemon and added a little almond extract. Then to try and duplicate the flavor of a hershey kiss of top of the SAD version I dipped these raw beauties into my favorite raw chocolate genache....YUM!

My husband and kids all love these too, even before I had dipped them in the chocolate this evening we had all snuck some out of the dehydrator to snack on :o)

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UM YUM!!

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I made these last night - delicious!! I added some fresh lavender to them and they are so good! Thank you for the great recipe!

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Wow,  AWESOME idea about adding the LAVENDER!! You get a gold star because I absolutely love the concept of lemon/lavender combo.

I will definitely have to do the same when lavender comes into season. (Um.... when does lavender come into season?)

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Holy Cow! Just found and made these. They are FABULOUS!! I didn't have any coconut on hand so I substituted gluten-free oats. Also, just shaped and put into freezer for a little while and ate them cold! I did end up baking some of them, too, at low temp since I don't have a dehydrator yet, for my kiddos (so not really raw I guess) and they were great, too!
Thank you so much for this!! Can't wait to make them again!!

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So glad you liked Cheryl

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Just wanted to add that I understand that oats aren't really considered raw, but I'm just starting out on this raw diet stuff and I'm in a transitioning process. :-)

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These are soooooooooooo gooood!!! and I don't feel guilty eating them either! thanks so much for the recipe!

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My pleasure Lauren

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These are so good! Oh my goodness! I am a lemon freak, now I have another addiction. You are a master uncooker!

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Hehee glad to have given you another lemon recipe for your addiction arsenal :)

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I am new to eating raw but converting in a gradual but definitely increasing my raw food percentage.

I want to make these cookies but I have a sensitivity to coconut. What can I substitute for the coconut?

Thanks for your help!

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Hmmm... I am not sure! This recipe is kind of integral re: coconut. Perhaps you could try to omit the coconut and simply replace with more cashews? I haven't tried this, though...

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Ok, so raw foodies eat cashews evidently, everywhere on the internet its common, but they aren't really raw are they?

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So they say. But I'm not too worried about that. Should I be, Apryl?

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