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Gluten Free Lemon Cookies

  • Author: Kayla Berman
  • Prep Time: 30 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 Minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: about 24 cookies 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baking
  • Diet: Gluten Free


Gluten Free Lemon Cookies are like soft & cakey sugar cookies with an added burst of lemon flavor. They’ve got fresh lemon zest mixed throughout and used as a beautiful garnish, plus a real lemon juice drizzle on top! These homemade cookies are bright, pillowy, and a scrumptious combination of sweet & tart. Perfect for spring & summer!




  • 1/2 cup salted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp lemon zest
  • 2 tsp lemon extract
  • 2 1/4 cup gluten free flour (I recommend Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free 11 Baking Flour)
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Lemon Drizzle

  • 7 tbsp powdered sugar
  • 4 tsp lemon juice


  1. Set the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Start by adding the softened butter, white sugar, and light brown sugar to a large mixing bowl.  Beat with an electric mixer until light & fluffy.
  3. Next add in the eggs one at a time, beating until combined after each one.
  4. Stir in the vanilla extract, lemon extract, and lemon zest.
  5. Then add in gluten free flour, baking powder, and salt a little bit at a time.  Beating after each addition until all ingredients are combined evenly.
  6. Place the dough in the refrigerator to chill for 30 minutes.
  7. Remove the dough from the fridge and roll tablespoon sized scoops into balls.  Place on a parchment paper lined or greased baking tray.
  8. Bake for 10 minutes.
  9. While the cookies are baking work on the lemon drizzle.  Simply combine the powdered sugar and lemon juice until smooth. (If the drizzle is too liquidy add more sugar & if too dry add more lemon juice)
  10. Remove the cookies from the oven and let cool.  Add the lemon drizzle to the cookies and sprinkle with any leftover lemon zest.
  11. Enjoy!

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