Paleo Lemon Poppyseed Cookies


Anyone else a once-fan (or current... no judgement) of those giant poppyseed muffins at Costco?  There was a time in my childhood where those big guys were a breakfast staple.  

While the days of Costco baked goods may be long gone in our house, I still LOVE that "poppyseed muffin" flavor.  So, I decided to recreate them Paleo-style!



I made these cookies with breakfast in mind- so I wanted them to be a little extra hearty while still tasting light & sweet.  Mixing in collagen peptides was an easy way to make that happen without changing the texture.  I also added a scoop of sliced almonds for some extra healthy fat.


Don't you worry though- these soft & yummy cookies are not just for the morning.  Enjoy them as a snack or for a sweet bite any old time.  They also taste awesome chilled in the fridge!



Makes about 15 cookies.
Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup grass-fed butter or coconut oil, softened
  • 1/4 cup honey or maple syrup
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • juice & zest of one lemon*
  • 1 1/2 cups almond flour
  • 1/2 cup collagen peptides
  • 2 Tbsp coconut flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • pinch of sea salt
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds
  • 3 Tbsp poppy seeds
  • optional:  1/4 tsp almond extract


Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350ºF.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the wet ingredients until smooth:  softened butter, eggs, honey, vanilla, and lemon.
  3. In a medium bowl, mix the dry ingredients until combined.
  4. Add the dry ingredients to large bowl of wet ingredients, stirring until all of the flour is mixed in.
  5. Scoop your cookie dough onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, using an ice cream scoop.  Flatten each cookie dough ball to about 1/4" thick, or leave them rounded for more of a "muffin top" shape.
  6. Bake the cookies at 350ºF for 8 to 10 minutes, or until lightly golden brown around the edges.
  7. Allow the cookies to cool, then enjoy!


*Notes:

  • You can substitute 10 drops of lemon essential oil if you don't have a lemon on hand.  Just be sure it's a high quality oil that's recommended for ingesting!

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