These strawberry lemon sugar cookie bars are a sweet and fresh summer treat! They’re paleo, gluten-free, and AIP-friendly.

strawberry lemon sugar cookie bars

Strawberry Lemon Sugar Cookie Bars

Who doesn’t love the flavors of strawberry and lemon together? It’s light, refreshing, and perfect for summer. And literally, anything with “sugar cookie” in the name is delicious. So all of that goodness in one… strawberry lemon sugar cookie bar? Everything all put together into one treat – that’s what’s up!

I thought about making some form of fruit bars when I was brainstorming what I was going to make for delicious summer treats. I love seasonal fresh fruit, but I also love upleveling a bit to make it more decadent. That’s where these strawberry lemon sugar cookie bars come in!

 

The Ingredients You’ll Need

For the cookie

For the frosting & topping

  • Palm shortening
  • Coconut cream
  • Lemon juice
  • Light-colored honey
  • Strawberries
  • Lemon zest

strawberry lemon sugar cookie bars

 

How to Make Strawberry Lemon Sugar Cookie Bars

  • Preheat oven: Preheat the oven to 350 F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Very lightly grease with coconut oil or other. Set aside.
  • Combine wet & dry ingredients: Using a large mixing bowl, combine the dry ingredients. In a separate bowl, cream together the palm shortening and maple syrup. Add the mixture into the flour mixture and stir in the vanilla extract until the ingredients are combined and a dough is formed.
  • Bake bars: Add the dough to the baking sheet and form it into a large rectangle that’s about 1/4″ thick. Bake in the preheated oven for 12-13 minutes or until the edges are lightly golden brown. Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely before frosting.
  • Make the frosting: Combine the palm shortening, coconut cream, lemon juice, and honey. Mix well. Use a spoon or rubber spatula to evenly frost the cookie.
  • Add toppings & serve: Use a knife to very carefully slice into 9 cookie bars, and arrange the strawberries over each cookie bar. Top with lemon zest and serve.

strawberry lemon sugar cookie bars

 

Can you just make plain cookies instead of bars?

Yes! This recipe can easily be adapted into regular cookies instead. Simply use the dough to make cookies rather than bars and frost and decorate.

Can you use frozen strawberries instead?

I would definitely stick to fresh strawberries. Not only do they have more flavor, but they also have less moisture and are less likely to get soggy.

strawberry lemon sugar cookie bars

 

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Strawberry Lemon Sugar Cookie Bars


  • Author: Michelle
  • Yield: 9 bars 1x

Description

These strawberry lemon sugar cookie bars are a sweet and fresh summer treat! They’re paleo, gluten-free, and AIP-friendly.


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Ingredients

For the cookie

For the frosting & topping

  • 1/3 cup palm shortening
  • 1/4 cup coconut cream
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 2 tsp light-colored honey
  • 1/2 cup strawberries, sliced
  • 2 tsp lemon zest

Instructions

For the cookie

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Very lightly grease with coconut oil or other. Set aside.
  2. Using a large mixing bowl, combine the dry ingredients.
  3. In a separate bowl, cream together the palm shortening and maple syrup. Add the mixture into the flour mixture and stir in the vanilla extract until the ingredients are combined and a dough is formed.
  4. Add the dough to the baking sheet and form it into a large rectangle that’s about 1/4″ thick.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven for 12-13 minutes or until the edges are lightly golden brown.
  6. Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely before frosting.

For the toppings

  1. Combine the palm shortening, coconut cream, lemon juice, and honey. Mix well.
  2. Use a spoon or rubber spatula to evenly frost the cookie.
  3. Use a knife to very carefully slice into 9 cookie bars, and arrange the strawberries over each cookie bar. Top with lemon zest and serve.

Notes

All nutritional information are estimations and will vary. Estimations do not include optional ingredients.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 bar
  • Calories: 253
  • Fat: 17.3g
  • Carbohydrates: 16.7g
  • Fiber: 0.5g
  • Protein: 1.7g