Lemon Coconut Cookies


I can not begin to describe just how delicious these cookies are!!!  The whole house smells so fresh and with strong scents of lemon and coconut!    They are so light, and healthy too.  No sugar, just a little agave syrup for sweetner.   This recipe is so easy and simple and has just a few ingredients.  I adapted this recipe  from Anja’s Printable Recipes.
Preheat oven to 350F degrees and line sheet pan with parchment paper.

Ingredients
2 Tablespoons butter
1 egg
1/4 cup agave syrup
grated lemon peel from 1 lemon
1/4 tsp vanilla
3/4 cup whole wheat pastry flour
1/8 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
some grated coconut for rolling the cookies in

In medium bowl combine butter, agave and lemon peel and beat until smooth. Add egg and vanilla and mix well.
In a small bowl combine flour, baking powder and salt and stir to blend.  Stir the dry ingredients into lemon peel mixture until well blended.  Stir in the coconut flakes.   Cover dough and keep in the fridge until stiff enough to handle–at least 45 min.  (waiting is the hardest part!)
Remove dough from fridge and roll into 1″ balls.  Roll balls in shredded coconut and place on baking sheet.  Bake for 15 to 18 minutes.  Remove cookies immediately from baking sheet and cool on wire rack. 

These cookies are so delicious I will definitely make them again.  Be sure to store them in an airtight container after they are completely cool.
*Christine*

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