Lemon Thyme Sugar Cookies

best lemon thyme sugar cookies

Anytime that you use fresh thyme in a dessert recipe, you know you’re being fancy!

These dainty little sugar cookies are a wonderful detour from all of the chocolate treats that circulate during the holidays. After frosting and decorating, keep these cuties in the fridge or freezer to ensure freshness and to keep them sturdy.


Lemon Thyme Sugar Cookies
A Recipe by Diana Keuilian
5.0 from 1 reviews

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Serves 40

For the Cookies:
  • ½ cup coconut oil
  • ½ cup palm shortening
  • 1 cup coconut palm sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • ⅛ teaspoon sea salt
  • 3 egg yolks
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup blanched almond flour
  • ¼ cup coconut flour
  • 2 tablespoons arrowroot starch
  • 1 tablespoon Lemon Zest, plus more for garnish
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme, plus more for garnish
For the Lemon Glaze:
  • 6 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons raw honey
  • ¼ teaspoon lemon flavor

  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Lightly grease a baking sheet with coconut oil.
  2. In a large mixing bowl beat the coconut oil and palm shortening with an electric mixer on high speed for 30 seconds. Add coconut palm sugar, baking soda, cream of tartar, and salt. Beat until combined, scraping sides of bowl occasionally. Beat in the egg yolks and vanilla until combined. Beat in the almond flour, coconut flour and starch. Fold in the lemon zest and fresh thyme. Chill the dough in the fridge for 15 minutes.
  3. Shape 1 Tablespoon of dough at a time into balls. Place 3 inches apart on the prepared cookie sheet and do not press the dough down. The cookies will expand while baking. Bake for 8-10 minutes, until golden and set. Cool on the baking sheet for 10 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack. Chill in the fridge before frosting.

Calories: 55     Fat: 6g     Carbohydrates: 7g     Sugar: 2g     Sodium: 35mg     Fiber: 2g     Protein: 1g    

best lemon thyme sugar cookies


  • Deb February 9, 2017 at 10:30 pm

    These came out sublime! I opted not to top with glaze, zest and thyme but they are perfect without! Thank you so much for the wonderful recipe! As my husband says “Ode to the cookie!”

    • Diana February 14, 2017 at 7:57 pm

      Hi Deb,

      So glad you and your husband enjoyed! 🙂

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