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Gluten-Free and Vegan Lemon Sugar Cookies

Gluten-Free and Vegan Lemon Cookies

  • Author: Paige
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 12 minutes
  • Total Time: 27 minutes
  • Yield: 16-20 cookies 1x
  • Category: cookies
  • Method: baking


Gluten-free and vegan lemon cookies are both zesty and sweet that make the perfect summer cookie. These cookies are an upgrade from a traditional sugar cookie but maintain a soft and pillowy texture with a light crumb.


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  • 1/2 cup of vegan butter
  • 1/2 cup of brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup of granulated white sugar
  • 1/4 cup of lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon of lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 4 tablespoons of dairy free milk
  • 2 cups of gluten-free flour


  • 1 cup of powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 tablespoon of vanilla extract


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper
  2. In a mixing bowl cream the butter and the sugars together until creamy (about 1-2 minutes)
  3. Add the baking soda, salt, vanilla extract and lemon zest to the sugar mixture and beat until combined
  4. Next add in the lemon juice and dairy free milk, mix until combined
  5. Lastly, slowly add in the gluten-free flour until the dough becomes thick and non sticky to the touch – it should be pulling away from the bowl in a large chunk
  6. Using your hands, form 2″ balls of dough and press them down slightly on the cookie sheet at least 1.5″ apart from each other
  7. Bake for 12 minutes until they are slightly cracked
  8. In a bowl combine the icing ingredients and zest 1 teaspoon of additional zest
  9. Let the cookies cool completely (at least 30 minutes) before drizzling on the icing and garnishing with lemon zest
  10. Eat and enjoy!


*if you use an egg, omit 2 tablespoons of dairy free milk


Keywords: gluten-free and vegan lemon cookies

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