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Gluten Free Lemon Cookies

Finally a gluten Lemon sugar cookie you'll love! has a lovely tangy sweet taste with real lemon juice and zest

Course Cookies
Cuisine American
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 12 minutes
Servings 22 cookies
Calories 103 kcal
Author Sheena Strain


  • 1.5 cups all purpose gluten free flour 200g
  • 1/2 teaspoon xanthan gum omit if your flour has gum added
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter or dairy free margarine 110g
  • 1 cup sugar 200g
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 tsp salt, omit if your butter or margarine has added salt
  • 1/2 tsp gluten free baking powder
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Lemon Glaze


  1. *PLEASE READ NOTES FIRST!* then preheat your oven to 325F.

  2. Cream butter (or dairy free margarine) and sugar together until well combined.
  3. Add egg, salt,(omit salt if your butter/margarine has salt) vanilla, lemon zest and lemon juice to the mixture and mix briefly to combine.
  4. In a separate bowl mix together the flour, xanthan gum, baking powder and salt, you want to make sure the gum is evenly distributed.
  5. Add the flour slowly to the butter and sugar and mix together, don't forget to scrape the sides and bottom of the bowl and make sure it's all incorporated.
  6. Chill cookie dough for at least 30 minutes or until it firms up a bit.
  7. Use a cookie scoop to drop tablespoon sized balls of cookie dough onto a parchment lined baking sheet.
  8. Flatten each cookie with the your hand to about 1/4th to 1/2 inch thick.
  9. Bake the gluten free lemon cookies for 12 -15 minutes.

  10. Allow the lemon cookies to cool a little before transferring from baking sheet onto a cooling rack.
  11. You can dust the cookies with powdered sugar or drizzle a little lemon glaze on them.
  12. Cookies are best eaten fresh within a day or two, you can freeze them.


  1. Mix the powdered sugar with the lemon juice, it will have a runny consistency.
  2. drizzle the lemon glaze over fully cooled cookies and let them sit for the glaze to set.

Recipe Notes


I bake by weight with a digital kitchen scale as I find that gives the most consistent results for gluten free baking, not all gluten free flour blends weigh the same due to the different flours. I also have cup measure for those that don't yet have a scale.


I prefer to use my own homemade gluten free flour blend as it's cheaper and I get really great results over using ready mixed blends.

Nutrition Facts
Gluten Free Lemon Cookies
Amount Per Serving (32 g)
Calories 103 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 18mg6%
Sodium 32mg1%
Potassium 14mg0%
Carbohydrates 15g5%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 140IU3%
Calcium 13mg1%
Iron 0.3mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.