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Gluten Free Lemon Almond Cookies

Full of lemon flavor, you can't go wrong with these gluten free lemon almond cookies. They're so fresh and bright!
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 36 cookies
Calories: 121kcal
Author: Megan


  • 2 3/4 cups gluten free flour blend
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons lemon zest (from 2 large lemons)
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 cup unsalted butter (at room temperature)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure almond extract
  • 4 tablespoons fresh lemon juice (from 2 large leons)
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest (from 1 lemon)


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • In a bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt.
  • In another bowl, combine lemon zest and sugar.
  • Use your hands to work the lemon zest into the sugar until the sugar is moist and the zest is well combined throughout.
  • In the bowl of an electric mixer, mix butter just until its smooth.
  • Add the lemon zest/sugar mixture and cream with butter.
  • Mix in the egg, almond extract and lemon juice.
  • Slowly mix in the flour mixture and beat until the white streaks of flour have disappeared. Put dough in refrigerator for 30 minutes to chill or until ready to use.
  • In a shallow bowl, add 1/2 cup granulated sugar and the zest of one lemon. Mix with hands until they are combined.
  • Remove batter from refrigerator and roll into one tablespoon balls.
  • Roll balls into the sugar mixture and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Leave about 2 inches in between each ball because the cookies will spread a lot.
  • Bake at 350F for 7 to 9 minutes, or until the edges of the cookie are browned.
  • Leave on the pan for 5 minutes to cool and then finish cooling on a wire rack.


Calories: 121kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 65mg | Potassium: 10mg | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 165IU | Vitamin C: 1.3mg | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 0.4mg
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