I found a recipe for lemon chewies on endlesslyinspired.com and I can assure you that they didn't look ANYTHING like these do.
I'm not sure what I did wrong because the ingredients and the instructions were very simple. There just wasn't a lot of room for error but somehow, I managed to screw them up.
They weren't a complete disaster. I did eat one and I passed a couple out to friends but I am still baffled by the fact that I could mess them up.
These cookies are vegan and they contain coconut oil and the only thing that I can think of that might have altered the cookies is that my coconut oil was a little old. (Ironically, that was the very reason that I wanted to make these cookies in the first place - to use of the rest of my coconut oil.)
- 1/2 c sugar, plus more for rolling
- 1/2 c coconut oil
- 1 T fresh lemon juice
- 1/4 t lemon zest
- 3 T honey (for truly vegan use molasses, agave or another plant based sweetener)
- 2 c flour
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp baking powder
Preheat your oven to 350º and line a baking sheet with parchment.
Cream together the sugar and coconut oil until fluffy.
Then mix in the lemon juice and zest, followed by the honey.
In a separate bowl whisk together the flour, salt and baking powder. Gradually add the flour mixture to the creamed sugar mixture and mix until smooth. I had to add more coconut oil because the dough was so crumbly that I couldn't even get it to stay together in a ball.
Roll dough into 1" balls and roll in granulated sugar.
Place onto the baking pan and flatten slightly. Bake for 10-12 minutes, until set and lightly browned.
So here they are - little lemon biscuits - I will call them. They didn't flatten into nice little round disks like I had expected but overall, not a bad biscuit.
Has anyone else tried this recipe with success? If you've got any suggestions for me, send me a comment, I'd love to hear them.