Vegan Citrus Cookies
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These bright citrus cookies are infused with three different types of citrus juice and zest. Using both the zest and juice makes for a bright, flavorful cookie. These cookies are perfect for any springtime celebration and Easter.
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Vegan
Serves: 10-12 Cookies
For the cookie:
  • ½ cup Coconut Oil, melted and cooled
  • ¾ Cup Cane Sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Finely Grated Zest (use a mix of lemon, lime and orange)
  • 1 Tablespoon Orange Juice
  • 1 Tablespoon Lemon Juice
  • 1 Tablespoon Lime Juice
  • 1 Teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Teaspoon Cornstarch
  • 1½ Cups All-Purpose Flour
  • ½ Teaspoon Baking Powder
  • ½ Teaspoon Salt
For the glaze:
  • 1½ cups Powdered Sugar
  • 1 Tablespoons Lemon Juice
  • 1 Tablespoon Orange Juice
  • 1 Tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Tablespoon Coconut Oil, melted
  • 2 Tablespoons Zest {a combination of lemon, lime and orange}
  • Plus any additional citrus juice if needed
  1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Set aside until needed.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, use a whisk to beat together the coconut oil and sugar for about a minute. Add the citrus juice, zest, vanilla and whisk for a minute more, until combined.
  3. Add about half the flour, as well as the cornstarch , salt, and baking powder, and mix well. Add the remainder of the flour, and mix until a soft dough forms.
  4. Scoop about 2 tablespoons of dough onto cookie sheets in rounded spoonfuls. Flatten the tops gently with your hands. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, until bottoms are golden brown.
  5. Let cool on sheets for 3 minutes, then transfer to cooling racks to cool.
  6. When cookies are cool, prepare the icing. Place the powdered sugar in a large bowl. Add the juices, vanilla and coconut oil and whisk, until a thick and smooth but pourable icing forms. If it seems way to thick, add more citrus juice by the teaspoon until the desired texture is achieved. You are looking for a constancy that you can easily drizzle.
  7. Drizzle the icing across the cookies in several lines, then do it again in the other direction. Sprinkle with zest before the icing sets.
Recipe by Thyme & Love at