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Gluten Free Lemon Sugar Cookies

Gluten Free Lemon Sugar Cookies

Today’s recipe for my Gluten Free Way series is a delicious gluten free lemon cookie.

I love lemon. I love the flavor of it, but I also love how well it works in gluten free baking. The acidity in the lemon helps the taste and texture of gluten flours.

This recipe is adapted from several recipes that I found online, but it is closest to this one. So if you are not gluten free, give these Lemon Sugar Cookies a try. Although I would probably use my lemon glaze, because extra lemon is always a good thing.

Gluten Free Lemon Sugar Cookies

For these cookies I used my favorite gluten free flours for cookies. Sweet rice flour is one of my favorite things to add to gluten free desserts. The texture is so much better with sweet rice flour.

I haven’t tried it, but these cookies would probably work fairly well with Bob’s Red Mill 1 to 1 gluten free flour blend. That blend has sweet rice flour in it and usually works well for cookies. Just use the blend in place of the rice flour, sweet rice flour, cornstarch, and gum.

Gluten Free Lemon Sugar Cookies


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  1. Thanks!

    I made these today using Bob’s 1 to 1 and they came out delicious! My butter got too warm (I assume) so mine are thinner but we don’t mind. 🙂 Next time I will probably cut the recipe in half because it’s too many for us. I did freeze some to bake later. I also might not put the lemon juice in the glaze or just put sugar on top of the cookies before baking.

    Did no one else make these? Because we decided these are better than a certain cookie-selling organization’s lemon cookies…

    And no, I’m not supposed to have butter but there’s not really a good substitute in lemon cookies.

    • I am so glad that you enjoyed these! I like the glaze because I love lemon, but not all my family loves it as much as I do. So yes, sugar would be a great idea. I left some unglazed when I made them last. And I love that you think these are better than the well known lemon cookies. Comments like that are why I do this. I love to help others make gluten free easy and delicious! 🙂

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