These Paleo Lemon Cake Cookies are so light, fluffy and sweet with a hint of lemony tartness. All ZenSweet Life recipes come from my heart and soul, but this is one of the first recipes in a while that I created with loads of gratitude.
Last year, in the late spring, Adeline wrapped up her first year of school. I was not at all ready for her to go, and as a new parent I thought to myself, does she really need to go to school, what could she possible learn at age 2? Basically, Adeline kept asking and asking to go to school to be with other kids. So, like any new parent or maybe parent in general, we kind of gave in to the idea.
We toured Montessori, Waldorf and Charter “pre” schools and landed on a local Cooperative Nursery School. As this new school year is starting up, I can’t help but reminisce on how much we’ve all grown in the last year. I may have grown more than anyone else, as I learned to let go. This is a big deal for the borderline recovering control freak that I can be. We’re in a routine now, and I pretty much owe all my new ability to let go (even if just a little) to Ms. B our first nursery school teacher. Ms. B was always so patient, kind and thorough. She would tell me every single day how Adeline did at school (even if she was only there for 2 hours), and help our family learn and grow from all experiences.
I have to say, I’m partial to Ms. B because she loves to learn about “real” food and how to heal our bodies, just like me. I mean this year I brought her some of our fermented pickles and she legitimately loved them! Ms. B was and maybe still is trying to figure out how to handle some potential allergies. I have walked that road and really feel for her and everyone going through treating allergies from a holistic perspective. I created a few allergy-free cookie recipes so I could make a treat box for all the teachers and helpers to enjoy last year.
These Paleo Lemon Cake Cookies just happened to be Ms. B’s favorite. This cookie was such a small gift, and I wish all teachers could be thanked and appreciated in bigger ways because they truly, tangibly transform lives (and it’s not just always the kids). With the holiday season rolling around, we can never have too many cookie recipes up our sleeve, especially the healthy cookie recipes!