Why I need to visit the dentist very soon

Hello. My name is Alison and I am addicted to sweets. 

I feel like there should be a support group for recovering addicts from delicious treats. Although I haven't sworn off the goods for life, recent events coupled with previous determination (read: insanity) has made me want to try to make September a month without sugar. I've tried this before, unsuccessfully but September felt like the perfect, new beginnings type month. Although I've fallen off the wagon a couple of times due to temporary hysteria and daydreams about ooey gooey brownies I've been pretty good (read: I haven't consumed my daily 1/3 pound bag of candies). It's been mostly healthy fats like avocados and the sweetness of fruit in the form of smoothies that has gotten me this far. I'm not a fan of "fake" sugars (too afraid of cancer and not desperate enough to dabble), so for now I will just fantasize about these delicious cookies, that I can't get enough of and hope that this month will help me to moderate, if not get rid, of my need desire for sugar.
Lemon Sugar Cookies
1/2 C Earth Balance, soy free
1/2 C Spectrum
1 C sugar
1 t vanilla
1 egg worth of egg replacer 
1 T lemon zest
3/4 C of tapioca flour
3/4 C of sorghum flour
3/4 C of sweet white rice flour
1/4 C of brown rice flour
1 teaspoon of xanthum gum
3/4 t salt
1/2 t baking soda
1 T coconut milk
1 T fresh lemon juice

1/8 C Earth Balance, soy-free, softened
1/4 C Spectrum softened
1/2 t vanilla
1/2 lb. powdered sugar
fresh lemon juice 
sprinkles, golden if possible

Preheat oven to 350°F. Cream butter, Spectrum, and sugar until fluffy. Add vanilla, egg replacer, and lemon zest; mix. In a separate bowl, sift together flour, salt, and baking soda. Add dry ingredients to mixer and combine. Add milk and lemon juice, and stir until completely incorporated.* Roll dough into Tablespoon-sized balls and place on a greased baking sheet, squishing flat. Bake for 9-12 minutes, until cookies are just beginnig to turn golden on the edges. Remove from oven and cool completely before frosting.

To make the frosting, beat Earth Balance and Spectrum until smooth and well mixed. Add vanilla. Add powdered sugar and salt. Stir. Mix in fresh lemon juice until the frosting reaches a spreadable consistency.**

*The dough shouldn't be too dry, otherwise the cookies with come out very dense.
**May need more powdered sugar.
original recipe found here


  1. Cookies sound delicious :) I try & try again to go sugar free, I just find it so hard - I guess anything in moderation is fine. Best of luck with it x

  2. I could never do what you're doing, even for a week! I am too addicted to sugar :( x

  3. Ugh, I did no-sugar-month in May this year and it was SO HARD! I did persist, though, and made it through the month, and I am so proud. I immediately regressed, of course, for I am completely and hopelessly addicted to sugar.

    But it did give me an inner strength (to wax poetical for a moment) that I come back to now and then. I can actually say to myself, "I said NO to chocolate cake, hot fudge sundaes, gooey brownies, and even that old wedding favor candy for 30 days this year. I can say no again! I can! I can! Well, I can next time, anyway..."

  4. I am SO right there with you -- good luck in September!! I've tried the same before and succeeded (mostly ;)). It can be done!


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