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A plate of gluten-free lemon cookies.

Gluten-Free Lemon Cookies (Dairy-Free)

  • Author: MamaShire
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 2 dozen 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Oven
  • Diet: Gluten Free


These Gluten-Free Lemon Cookies are easy to make and have the perfect combination of tart and sweet.



1 ½ cups gluten-free flour mix*
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup buttery spread, softened**
1 egg
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 ½ lemon zest
1/2 teaspoon vanilla

1/2 cup powdered sugar


Whisk together the gluten-free flour mix, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.

Zest and juice one lemon. Set aside.

Cream the buttery spread and the sugar in a stand mixer. Then add in the egg, vanilla, lemon juice, and lemon zest.

Add the flour mixture and mix until thoroughly combined.  Place the dough in the refrigerator to chill for 30 minutes.

Preheat the oven to 350°. Line a baking pan with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.

Scoop the dough out with a cookie scoop and then roll in powdered sugar.

Place cookie dough balls on the baking pan and bake for 10-11 minutes.

Place the baking pan on a wire rack to cool for 4-5 minutes and then transfer cookies directly to the wire rack to cool completely.


*Gluten-Free Flour: My favorite gluten-free & dairy-free flour blends to use are Better Batter and Pamela’s Artisan Blend. I’ve been using them both with great results and they are both a 1-1 substitute. If you use another gluten-free flour blend be sure that it contains xanthan gum. If not add 1/2 teaspoon xanthan gum per cup of flour.

**Dairy-Free Butter: Use Smart Balance or Earth Balance. Simply sit it out on the countertop for about 10 minutes to soften at room temperature.

Lemon juice & Lemon zest: For best results use one fresh lemon and zest the lemon with a zester and then use a juicer to squeeze out the juice. You’ll need 1 tablespoon lemon juice and 1 ½ teaspoons lemon zest.

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