gluten free - dairy free - soy free - corn free - nut free option
The coconut sugar in this traditional Italian recipe gives these delicate cookies their golden brown hue.
I got misty eyed with happy tears this morning. I went to the kitchen. where Grey is always eager to help alongside me while I'm recipe creating, baking and cooking. However, today was a little different and was just another glimpse into him growing up so very quickly before my eyes.
As I gathered ingredients for one of the first Italian recipes that will be rolling out on the blog (I have a book in the same vein up my sleeve for 2020) - Grey crawled down the stairs to the living room. I thought he had abandoned ship for legos or super heroes, when not five minutes later, he returns, his akwardly-big-for-him footstool from the bathroom held in front of his little frame as he carried it towards the kitchen.
"Now I can help you!" he exclaimed excitedly as he put the stool down and pushed it against the kitchen island all on his own.
Guys, WHERE did my baby go? This sweet moment was definitely one for the books this morning.
We got to work on these and he surprised me again when he asked if he could crack the eggs today. Usually one of the jobs I deem "moms territory", I let him, he did GREAT and I only had to fish out a littttttttle shell. He also sat in as my model to capture a cute photo of the lemons we used.
Seriously guys, it was the best morning which ended with sharing these DELECTABLE cookies that I remember enjoying around the holidays as a young girl who grew up in an Italian household.
These cookies are crunchy on the outside, moist and soft on the inside. They have the PERFECT hint of lemon and the glaze is sweet without overpowering the cookie to much.
A great pairing with a warm mug of tea or a strong shot of espresso if you want to enjoy it the way my Grandma did.
Golden Italian Lemon Cookies
(I used three lemons total for this recipe)
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All recipes are gluten-free and dairy-free with a lot of soy-free, grain-free, sugar-free options.