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Friday, March 6, 2015

Lower Calorie Lemon Cookies

We are watching what we put into our bodies, we are counting calories, carbs and watching our sugars.  But we don't wish to give up some of our favorite foods like cookies!  
 These little lemon cookies are bursting with lemon flavor from Young Living Essential Oil and are lower in fat and sugar.  They fit perfectly into our healthy journey goals.
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Lemon Cookies-Lower Calorie
    For the Cookie
    • 1 cup all purpose flour
    • 1 cup whole wheat flour
    • ½ tsp. salt
    • ½ tsp. baking soda
    • ½ tsp. baking powder
    • 6 tbsp. butter, softened
    • 4 oz low fat cream cheese
    • 1 cup sugar
    • 2 egg whites
    • ½ tsp. vanilla extract
    • 3-4 drops Young Living Essential Lemon Oil
    Lemon Drizzle
    • 1/2 cup powered sugar
    • 2-3 teaspoons non fat milk
    • 2 drops of Young Living Essential Lemon Oil
    • Zest of one lemon (optional)
    For the Cookies
    1. Heat oven to 350 degrees
    2. In a medium mixing bowl add both flours, salt, baking soda and baking powder, mix and set aside
    3. In a large mixing bowl, beat butter, cream cheese and sugar until fluffy.
    4. Add egg whites, vanilla extract, and Young Living Essential Lemon oil and beat until combined
    5. Slowly add flour mixture just until combined.
    6. Drop a teaspoon size amount of batter 2 inches apart on parchment lined cookies sheets
    7. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes until bottom of cookie is lightly brown.
    8. Remove from oven and let rest on baking sheet for two minutes then remove to a cooling rack
    For the Lemon Drizzle
    1. Stir all drizzle ingredients together in a small bowl until well blended.
    2. Drizzle over cookies after cookies are completely cooled
    3. Sprinkle with lemon zest for decoration (optional)
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    1. Lemon cookies are so refreshing over chocolate- these look amazing Evelyn!

    2. Yum! These look delicious, Evelyn. I would have never guessed that they're healthier...that's PERFECT!

    3. Love these! I've been using the oils in some of my foods and drinks and they have amazing flavor! Great recipe, thanks friend!


    Thank you so much for your sweet comments:)))