Lemon Ladyfingers with Lemon-infused Vodka

I was trying to find lady fingers a few weeks ago for a tiramisu recipe and I couldn’t find any for the life of me. (With that said, as soon as I didn’t need them anymore, I saw them EVERYWHERE. Isn’t that the way it always is?!)

So, I vowed to make my own so I never ran into this problem again.

Ingredients:
Adapted from Gluten Free Vegan Girl

1 c. organic whole wheat pastry flour, like Bob’s Red Mill
1 c. raw cashews
1 c. pitted dates, preferably organic
1⁄2 c. lemon-infused vodka (read more about infusing your own liquor!)
Zest of one lemon
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. vanilla
1⁄2 tsp. sea salt

For the cookies:
Preheat the oven to 250°. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or a silpat.

In a food processor, combine the cashews, dates, vodka, and zest. Process until smooth. Add the remaining ingredients to the food processor and process again until smooth.

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Using a cookie scoop or a tablespoon and place the dough on the cookie sheet. Shape and flatten the dough into individual cookies – see the photos below.

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Bake the cookies for about 30 minutes. They should be firm, yet somewhat soft when you poke them. (I know – real scientific – but it’s the best I can do!)

Place on a cooling rack and let them cool completely.

These cookies taste like spring – lemony and delightful. They would be lovely to have with tea...or would make a great layered dessert...like the one I’m posting next ;-)

Cheers!
-Aileen