A Tried and True Cookie Recipe

We have a whole tree full of lemons right outside the back door. I grabbed one recently and made these cookies. Hard to beat!

Lemon Coconut Almond Cookies

1 cup butter
3/4 cup honey or agave
1 tbsp lemon zest
1 tbsp lemon juice
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup unbleached white flour
1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 cup coconut
1/2 cup ground almonds (grind almonds in food processor)

Mix butter, honey until light and fluffy, beat in lemon zest and juice along with vanilla. In another bowl, stir together flours and salt. Beat dry into wet. Stir in coconut and almonds. Chill 2 hours (or as long as you can stand it!)

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

Scoop by tablespoon and form into balls. Place 2 inches apart then flatten to 3/8 inch. Bake 15 minutes until golden brown on edges. Let cool a few minutes on cooling rack.

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