These gluten-free lemon cookies come together in one bowl and require only a few ingredients to make. They are dairy-free, egg-free, refined-sugar-free, and are the perfect sweet treat!

Almond flour lemon cookies

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Almond flour is a great gluten-free alternative to all-purpose flour. The almond flour gives these cookies a nice subtle nutty flavor with natural moistness from the nuts. They are soft and chewy when baked and a treat your little ones are sure to love!

WHAT YOU’LL NEED

Here is what you’ll need to make these gluten-free lemon cookies:

Ingredients to make gluten-free lemon cookies
  • Almond Flour: The base ingredient for these cookies. I always use the Kirkland brand blanched almond flour!
  • Mild Tasting Oil: Melted coconut oil or extra light-tasting olive oil work best for these cookies.
  • Maple Syrup: The main source of sweetness for these cookies.
  • Lemon Juice: For the main lemon flavor in the cookies.
  • Lemon Skin: For added natural lemon flavor in the cookies.
  • Baking Powder: Leavening agent to help the cookies rise.

PROCESS

  1. Stir together the almond flour and baking powder until combined.
  2. Add in the oil, maple syrup, lemon juice, and lemon skin and mix until well combined. The dough should come together and be easy to roll and not too sticky.
  3. Scoop out tablespoon-sized portions and roll each portion into a ball.
  4. Press down on the balls to shape them into cookie shapes. Place these cookies on a parchment paper-lined pan.
  5. Bake the cookies at 350 degrees F for 10 minutes, or until the edges are slightly brown. Let the cookies cool completely before serving.
Steps to make gluten-free lemon cookies


STORAGE INSTRUCTIONS

Once cooled, store the cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days, or in the refrigerator for up to 1 week. To freeze, store in a freezer-safe Ziploc bag with parchment paper-lined between each cookie to prevent sticking for up to 3 months.

Almond flour gluten-free lemon cookies

SUBSTITUTIONS

  • Almond flour: I have not tested out any replacements for the almond flour. The almond flour contains natural oils that add moisture to the cookies.
  • Oil: Melted coconut oil and extra light-tasting olive oil work best for these cookies, but any type of mild-tasting oil can be used as well.
Gluten-free lemon cookies

RECIPE NOTES

  • Make sure to flatten and shape the cookies beforehand because they will not change shape while baking.
  • Do not bake the cookies for more than 15 mins. They may appear light-colored but they will darken as they cool.
  • These cookies are soft and chewy in texture and easy for little ones to eat.
  • Feel free to top the cookies with fun toppings for an extra fun treat! I love to top these cookies with some yogurt and a few sprinkles of lemon zest.
Almond flour lemon cookies (gluten-free)

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Gluten-free Lemon Cookies

These gluten-free lemon cookies come together in one bowl and require only a few ingredients to make. They are dairy-free, egg-free, refined-sugar-free, and are the perfect sweet treat!
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Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy cookies, healthy cookies
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 10 small cookies

Ingredients 

  • 1 cup + 2 tbsp almond flour
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • ½ tbsp lemon zest
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp mild tasting oil melted coconut or extra light tasting olive oil
  • ½ tsp baking powder

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C).
  • Stir together the almond flour and baking powder until combined.
  • Add in the oil, maple syrup, lemon juice, and lemon skin and mix until well combined. The dough should come together and be easy to roll and not too sticky.
  • Scoop out tablespoon-sized portions and roll each portion into a ball.
  • Press down on the balls to shape them into cookie shapes. Place these cookies on a parchment paper-lined pan.
  • Bake the cookies at 350 degrees F for 10 minutes, or until the edges are slightly brown. Let the cookies cool completely before serving.

Notes

  • Make sure to flatten and shape the cookies beforehand because they will not change shape while baking.
  • Do not bake the cookies for more than 15 mins. They may appear light-colored but they will darken as they cool.
  • These cookies are soft and chewy in texture and easy for little ones to eat.
  • Feel free to top the cookies with fun toppings for an extra fun treat! I love to top these cookies with some yogurt and a few sprinkles of lemon zest.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Gluten-free Lemon Cookies
Amount per Serving
Calories
97.98
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
8.32
g
13
%
Saturated Fat
 
2.7
g
17
%
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
0.05
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
0.18
g
Sodium
 
21.59
mg
1
%
Potassium
 
11.07
mg
0
%
Carbohydrates
 
5.3
g
2
%
Fiber
 
1.22
g
5
%
Sugar
 
2.84
g
3
%
Protein
 
2.38
g
5
%
Vitamin A
 
0.24
IU
0
%
Vitamin C
 
0.97
mg
1
%
Calcium
 
40.15
mg
4
%
Iron
 
0.45
mg
3
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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4 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    These are the YUMMIEST cookies I’ve ever tasted and will make these again and again – even if my fussy 2yr old rejected them 🙄 might make them vanilla next time and see if she prefers that. Thanks for the great recipe.

    1. I’m so happy to hear that you liked them! And yes! You can probably try without the lemon flavor with some vanilla extract instead and maybe your little one will prefer them😊

  2. I have made them twice and both times they have been very crumbly. My twins and I absolutely love the flavour but it’s hard for them to eat cause they are soo soft. Am I doing something wrong?

    1. Hi! I’m so sorry that they aren’t turning out! What brand/type of almond flour are you using? Does the dough seem to hold together well when you are forming it?

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