Allergy-Friendly Vegan Lemon Shortbread
25 mins (prep 10, cooking 15)
11 ingredients
20 servings
So, when I set about creating an allergy-friendly shortbread recipe that my niece could indulge in this Christmas, it was quite a frustrating endeavor. Thankfully, there are some wonderful vegan spreads on the market that work quite well. My favorites are the Earth Balance vegan buttery sticks and Nuttelax spread. Both work well in this recipe. But if you are not refraining from dairy or need to make these soy-free, feel free to use conventional butter, which will make these shortbread cookies taste even better. I have deliberately chosen to use coconut sugar in this recipe, as it adds a gorgeous caramel-like quality that comes the closest to replicating the richness of butter. But if you want to make these more forgiving on the purse strings, feel free to use conventional cane sugar. The secret ingredient in this blend is the vanilla extract and lemon zest. If you want these really lemony, feel free to add more zest, But two teaspoons was juuuuust right for me.

Categories:  australian , christmas , scottish , free-of... , thanksgiving , time-to-make , holiday , egg-free , vegan , <-30-mins , european , gluten-free , vegetarian , english , cookie-and-brownie , dessert ,
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Serving Size (25.33 g)
Servings 20
Amount per Serving
Calories 101.17 Calories from Fat 32.58
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3.62g 111.49%
Saturated Fat 1.8g 180.08%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 11.85mg 9.87%
Total Carbohydrate 16.92g 112.82%
Dietary Fiber 0.42 g 33.9%
Sugars 13.44 g %
Protein 1.25g 49.87%
Vitamin A 0.27IU% Vitamin C 0.0mg%
Calcium 3.29mg% Iron 0.34mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
white rice flour, tapioca flour, white corn, pure vanilla extract, finely chopped lemon zest