Lemon Almond Flour Cookies

Lemon Almond Flour Cookies are a naturally gluten free lemon cookie recipe with an optional lemon glaze on top. Share these gluten free cookies with a cold glass of Horizon Organic milk!

Almond flour lemon cookies with slices of meyer lemons

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There is no better combination than cookies and milk. There is something about a sweet bite of a cookie when paired with a cold glass of milk that makes me smile. No need for a fussy desserta simple cookie suits me perfectly!

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Gluten free lemon cookies

Making gluten free recipes requires that you use something in place of traditional all-purpose flour. Almond flour is often the choice for me.

Almond flour is a great nut flour to use in gluten free baking. It is readily available in grocery stores. Its also a mild tasting flour that blends well in cookie recipes.

Are you new to gluten free baking? This recipe will quickly become a most requested cookie in your home.

My popular almond flour sugar cookies have found a citrus punch with this lemon version and they are all the better for it! Lemon cookies are among my favorites and with this gluten free recipe, I can enjoy homemade lemon cookies any time!


  • Meyer lemons
  • almond flour
  • cornstarch
  • baking powder
  • salt
  • butter
  • granulated sugar
  • egg
  • vanilla extract

Add a lemon glaze with fresh lemon juice, lemon zest, confectioners sugar

Dry ingredients for almond flour cookies in a bowl butter, vanilla, eggs and lemons on a marble board

Steps to make gluten free lemon cookies

  1. Gently whisk the dry ingredients of almond flour, cornstarch, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
  2. Beat together the butter and sugar. Add the egg, vanilla, lemon juice and lemon zest.
  3. Combine the wet and dry ingredients. Make small balls of cookie dough and place on parchment line baking sheets.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees for 12-14 minutes.
  5. Let cool completely before adding the optional lemon glaze.

three photo collage showing steps to make lemon almond flour cookies

Lemon glaze for cookies

A simple glaze is made with lemon juice, lemon zest, and confectioners sugar. Here are the quick steps to whip up a lemon glaze. Use it for homemade cookies, cake, cupcakes, or even to dress up store bought cookies.

  1. Zest and juice a lemon.
  2. Whisk together 2 tablespoons of lemon juice, about 2 teaspoons or lemon zest and 1 cup confectioners sugar.
  3. Dip the tops of the lemon cookies into the glaze and let drip over a baking rack with parchment underneath. Alternatively, you could put the cookies on parchment and drizzle the lemon glaze over the cooled cookies with a spoon.

Store these cookies, glazed or unglazed, in an airtight container at room temperature for a few days.

tall stack of lemon cookies with lemon icing glaze and a bottle of milk and a lemon

Meyer Lemons

Do you know the difference between meyer lemons and regular lemons? Think about meyer lemons as a happy mix between lemons and oranges.

Meyer lemons are special in that they are a sweeter and less tart version of traditional lemons. These small, deeply colored citrus fruits have a window of time from December through March when we can easily find them for sale. Shop at Sprouts Farmers Market for this lovely variety of lemons.

The juice and zest of meyer lemons lend a rich yellow-orange tone to recipes. Here well use the zest and juice in both the cookie recipe and in the lemon glaze.

You wont need lemon extract to enhance the lemon flavor in this recipethe zest and juice is plenty.

Enjoy this cookie recipe with any type of lemon. The flavor will vary slightly but you cant go wrong with any kind of lemon cookie!

meyer lemons and citrus tools and lemon squeezer

Yield: 36 cookies

Lemon Almond Flour Cookies

Lemon Almond Flour Cookies

Lemon Almond Flour Cookies are a naturally gluten free lemon cookie recipe with an optional lemon glaze on top.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes


  • 3 cups almond flour
  • 2 tsp cornstarch
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • tsp salt
  • 1 stick of butter (4 oz)
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 3 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp lemon zest
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract

Optional glaze:

  • 2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tsp lemon zest
  • 1 cup confectioners sugar


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line baking trays with parchment paper.

Combine the dry ingredients of almond flour, cornstarch, baking powder, and salt. Whisk gently then set aside.

In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat the butter and sugar until fluffy. Add the egg, vanilla, lemon juice and lemon zest.

Slowly incorporate the mixed dry ingredients.

Form 1 Tbsp of dough into a ball and place on the parchment covered baking tray. Repeat with remaining dough.

Bake for 13-15 minutes.

Optional glaze: To make the glaze whisk 2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice, 2 tsp lemon zest and 1 cup confectioners sugar. Let the cookies cool before dipping in the glaze.


Note 1: While each lemon produces a different amount of lemon juice you should plan on either 3 meyer lemons OR 2 regular lemon for this recipe.

Note 2: Cookies shown here are made with meyer lemons. They are sweeter, smaller and brighter than traditional lemons. Either type works in this recipe.

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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 cookie

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 114 Total Fat: 7g Saturated Fat: 2g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 5g Cholesterol: 12mg Sodium: 52mg Carbohydrates: 11g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 9g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 2g
This data is provided by Nutritionix and is an estimate only.
Cuisine: American / Category: Gluten Free Cookies and Bars
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gluten free lemon cookies piled on baking wire rack with lemon slices underneath

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