Oatmeal Lemon Cookies

This week it is all about the MAMAS! We want to honor YOU with some recipes we know you’ll love and love to share and always a special giveaway coming Wednesday! So check back then to see what we will be giving away to 2 lucky mamas.

Tonights post is short and sweet, which represent these cookies well because they are sure to satisfy your sweet tooth and they take no time to make!

Oatmeal Lemon Cookies
(Gluten Free, Dairy Free)

INGREDIENTS
1/2 CUP GHEE MELTED
1/2 CUP COCONUT OIL MELTED
2 CUPS COCONUT SUGAR
2 EGGS
2 TSP GRATED LEMON PEEL
3 TABLESPOONS LEMON JUICE
2 3/4 CUPS GLUTEN FREE 1 TO 1 FLOUR MIX
1 CUP OF GLUTEN FREE QUICK OATS
2 TSP BAKING POWDER
1/4 TSP SALT
ADDITIONAL SUGAR
In a large bowl, cream ghee, coconut oil, and sugar until well mixed. Beat in eggs, lemon peel and lemon juice. In another bowl, whisk flour, oats, baking powder and salt; gradually beat into creamed mixture. Refrigerate, covered, 2 hours or until firm. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Shape level tablespoons of dough into balls; place 2 inches apart on coconut oil greased baking sheet. Coat bottom of glass with coconut oil then dip it in sugar. Press cookies with bottom of glass to flatten, redipping in sugar as needed. Bake 6-8 minutes; be sure to not over bake. Take out and immediately put on wire rack to let cool.

Coconut sugar: Coconut sugar is a great “refined sugar” alternative. It doesn’t have a coconut flavor, although it isn’t as sweet as regular sugar so adjust your recipes accordingly. But what it does offer is a super high mineral index and also inulin, which is a starchy prebiotic fiber making blood sugars stable when consuming moderately instead of spiking it like white sugar does.

Oats: Oats are super high in fiber which which help remove cholesterol from the digestive system that would otherwise end up in the blood stream. Unique antioxidant properties make them great for helping to remove free radical damage which ultimately can cause cancer and other diseases. They can help keep the immune system up, prevent heart issues, and stabilize blood sugar. They are a great addition to any diet!

-Kasey