These Gluten-Free Lemon Cookies are so easy and delicious with so much lemony flavor! Make them vegan with one simple swap for a chewy, crunchy cookie everyone will love.
GLUTEN FREE LEMON COOKIE RECIPE
Spring has sprung, and all the bright and fruity desserts are back! These Gluten-Free Lemon Cookies are one of my favorites because they're so easy but packed with juicy lemon flavor. Don't forget the poppy seeds for a great look and even better crunch.
It's also so easy to make these cookies vegan, too! Just swap the egg white for aquafaba or a flax egg for a gluten-free dessert that's completely plant-based, too. You can even use homemade almond flour to make these cookies!
GLUTEN FREE LEMON COOKIE INGREDIENTS
Almond flour: I keep most of my baking gluten-free. To do this you can use almond flour. It also gives everything a slight nuttiness your family may love!
Sugar: You can use granulated sugar, coconut sugar, or monk fruit sugar for these gluten-free cookies! Mix it up and find out which is your fav.
Egg white: I go back and forth between using an egg white or swapping it for aquafaba from a can of chickpeas. It's the only thing you need to change to make these gluten free lemon cookies vegan, too!
Lemon: I use lemon juice and lemon zest to make these cookies super bright and lemony.
Poppy seeds: The extra crunch and fun presentation makes the extra poppy seeds worth it.
Vanilla extract: You can't have cookies without vanilla extract. It's the perfect baked flavor in a bottle.
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HOW TO MAKE GLUTEN FREE LEMON COOKIES
- First, preheat your oven and prep all your ingredients.
- Then, beat the egg white with a hand or stand mixer until stiff peaks form.
- Now, mix the almond flour, sugar, lemon zest, poppy seeds, lemon juice, and vanilla extract together in another bowl.
- Next, fold the almond flour mixture into the whipped egg whites gently.
- To make evenly sized cookies, use a cookie or ice cream scoop to measure dough balls. Flatten them slightly with the back of your hand.
- Finally, bake! Cookies will have golden brown edges. Let them cool completely before eating.
These numbered steps match the numbered photos above and are for illustration purposes. For the complete list of ingredients and instructions, please see the recipe below.
WHAT TO SERVE WITH GLUTEN FREE LEMON COOKIES
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CAN YOU FREEZE LEMON COOKIES?
I love making these vegan lemon cookies because they're great to freeze!
They'll last a few days at room temperature, but you can freeze them up to 3 months. Just thaw and enjoy a yummy citrusy cookie any time you want!
VEGAN LEMON COOKIES
These gluten-free cookies are also vegetarian, but it's so easy to make them vegan!
To make these cookies vegan, simply ditch the egg white and swap for 1 tablespoon aquafaba or make a flax egg. Both are great vegan binders that don't mask the bright lemon flavor of these gluten-free cookies.
MORE EASY GLUTEN-FREE RECIPES
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Who doesn't love donuts? Make these air fryer donut holes with gluten-free cereal for a fun treat the kids can make, too.
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Gluten Free Lemon Cookies
- Preheat the oven to 320 degrees F (160 degrees C).
- Use an electric mixer to beat the egg white until stiff peaks form. Set aside.
- In another bowl, combine almond flour, sugar, lemon zest, poppy seeds, lemon juice, and vanilla extract.
- Fold almond flour mixture into egg white gently with a spatula.
- Using an ice cream scoop, scoop out a bit of the dough and place cookies onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Flatten dough slightly with your hand.
- Bake cookies for 15 minutes, or until the edges are golden.
- Let cookies cool completely before eating. Enjoy!
- To make recipe vegan, swap egg white for 1 tablespoon aquafaba or 1 flax egg.
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