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Oatmeal Lemon Shortbread Cookies

For Christmas, J Man and Miss Rae each got Leapster stuff. Translation: devices that will “read” books to them.

Yay. Sort of.

Here’s what really goes down: Miss Rae starts to play with hers. J Man wants hers. We start to play with his to make his appealing to him. Bingo. She wants his. Now that Miss Rae wants her older brother’s toy, would he by chance be interested in hers, the one he wanted in the first place? No way. That would be too easy. Is it possible, humanly possible, for everyone to be happy at the same time?


If you make these cookies, yes!

Kids are happy because a) there are cookies and b) they get to play with dough.


Matty B is happy because a) there are cookies and b) the kids get to play with dough (which means they aren’t playing “stomp on daddy’s belly while he’s laying on the floor).


And I’m happy because a) these cookies are small (portion size, people), b) full of whole grains (ww flour and oatmeal) and c) Matty B isn’t groaning in pain from kids stomping on his belly.


Leapster was accidentally shoved under the couch. We’re eating cookies and everyone is happy!:)


Oatmeal Lemon Shortbread Cookies


1 cup oat flour
1 cup WW pastry flour
1/4 cup powdered sugar
1/2 cup Earth Balance vegan butter
1 1/2 tsp egg replacer powder
2 TBS maple syrup
2 TBS water
2 tsp lemon zest
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp lemon extract

1 TBS lemon juice
1 cup powdered sugar


In food processor, blend flours, sugar and butter until crumbly. Mix “egg”, water, syrup, zest and extracts in a separate bowl. Add egg mixture to flour mixture and blend until a soft dough forms.

Roll out and use cookie cutters to cut shapes. Bake on an ungreased cookie sheet at 350 for 10 minutes.

Meanwhile, whisk glaze ingredients. When cookies have cooled, drizzle with glaze.


4 responses »

  1. WoW! I Think you must of overheard us today! I was grocery shopping with my daughter when she asked to try shortbread & I told her I’d have to find a vegan recipe first!!!!! She will be DELIGHTED!!!!!!!!!! 🙂

  2. I’m not a baker but have been interested in vegan munchies for the last several months. Maybe it was the Vegan Cheesecake I had out FINALLY the other day that pushed me over the edge!


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