Looking for a lemon cookie recipe? Our zesty Lemon Cookie Bites snack is sure to be a crowd favorite. These lemon cookies taste just like a lemon cake! Try this fun and quick recipe for your next gathering!

What makes this recipe a healthier choice than a piece of lemon cake?  This recipe includes dates, cashews, macademia nuts, oats and more. These are easy to make ahead of time and store well in the refrigerator for a few days.

Did you know that our recipes are created, prepared and photographed by our Registered Dietitians to encourage you to expand your palate with tastier and nutritious versions of foods that you may already enjoy such as this lemon cookie recipe instead of lemon cake.

Lemon Cookie Bites

Prep Time12 minutes
Total Time12 minutes
Course: Appetizers and Snacks, Desserts
Cuisine: American, Fun With Food, Vegetarian
Keyword: Kid-friendly
Condition: Chronic Kidney Disease, Dairy Free, Diabetes, Gluten Free, Heart Health, Low Sodium, PCOS, Vegetarian
Servings: 6 servings


  • 8 dates
  • 1/2 cup cashews
  • 1/2 cup macadamias
  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • lemon zest
  • 2 tsp maple syrup


  • Soak dates in warm water for at least 10 minutes to soften.
  • In a food processor, add cashews, macadamias, and oats. Process until mixture reaches a fine, crumbly texture.
  • Add softened dates, lemon juice, lemon zest, and maple syrup to food processor and blend until fully incorporated.
  • Pinch off about 1 Tbsp of the mixture and roll into a ball. Continue with remaining mixture. This should yield about 14 bites.


Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 14g | Sodium: 3mg | Potassium: 198mg | Fiber: 3g

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Love our Lemon Cookie Bites? You might also like to try these tried and true healthy desserts and snacks that are a favorite of our team and our clients.

For more diabetes friendly recipes, take a look at this cookbook by our dietitians Kaitlin and Klara, Cooking with Diabetes.

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Please note:

Nutrition info is an estimate and may contain errors. 

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An award winning recipe developer, Dietitian Kaitlin’s mission is to empower others to reach their health goals by encouraging them to get back into the kitchen. Co-author of Nourished: 10 Ingredients to Happy, Healthy Eating and Cooking with Diabetes.