Spring is here and the garden is aplenty with thyme. My goal – keep trimming and using the herbs! So, of course, I made lemon thyme cookies. My husband took a tin of the cookies into the office the other day. They were a hit! However, one of the co-workers was gluten-free and asked if she could make them with almond flour. So, decided to try my hand at revising the recipe. They turned out fabulous! Here is the gluten-free Lemon Thyme cookie recipe – easy to make and uses all real ingredients.
3 tablespoons butter, softened
3 tablespoons raw sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon zested lemon peel
1 1/4 cup almond flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons fresh lemon thyme
1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
2. Let the butter sit out until softened. Mix the softened butter and sugar together until they are light and creamy; takes about 5 or 6 minutes.
3. Add the egg, vanilla, and lemon zest to the butter/sugar. Mix well.
4. Mix the dry ingredients together. Add slowly to the wet ingredients until mixed well.
5. Scoop out dough (I use a 1 tablespoon scoop) onto the parchment paper and slightly flatten with a fork or your hand. Arrange the cookies about 1.5 to 2 inches apart.
6. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes, until they just start tanning on the sides and top. Remove from oven and place on a rack to cool.
Western Nutritional Information (per cookie)
Serves: Makes about 20 cookies
Protein 1.8 g
Carbs 3.4 g
Fiber (dietary) 0.8 g
Sugar 2.2 g
Fat 5.5 g
Saturated Fat 1.4 g
Monounsaturated Fat 0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Other: Includes more than 2% daily value of vitamin E, manganese, magnesium, riboflavin (B2), phosphorous, copper, calcium, and choline
Traditional Chinese Medicine (Energetics) Nutritional Information
In general, this is a warm, bitter, pungent, and sweet treat. It tonifies the Qi, Jing, and Yin. Generally, reduces wind cold and promotes Qi circulation with some benefits from the lemon and thyme to resolve phlegm and counteract damp.
Source: TCM information based on Leggett, Helping Ourselves, and Recipes for Self-Healing.