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Almond Flour Lemon Cookies

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You will love these simple gluten-free cookies made with almond flour. They are full of lemony flavours thanks to the lemon zest and lemon icing on the top.

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These soft and simple lemon cookies are super-quick to prepare and makes a great gluten-free cookie option. They are completely grain-free, made with almond flour and scented with lemon, which is the star of this recipe.

Lemon zest in the dough and lemon drizzle on the top, make these cookies tangy and so delicious. These cookies are super soft and goes well with a good cup of coffee. For those who love lemony sweets we have recipes for simple lemon truffles, lemon hazelnut tarts or lemon curd doughnuts.

Almond flour lemon cookies

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how to make almond flour lemon cookies

You will be amazed how easy these gluten-free cookies can be made once you have all ingredients on hand. Use fresh finely ground almond flour which can be bought from your organic food store or online.

Making the dough & baking cookies

First combine almond flour with baking soda and salt in one bowl. In another bowl, beat butter and sugar with hand mixer for a few minutes, then add egg yolk, finely grated lemon zest and Amaretto.

Mix for another minute, then fold almond flour to get a smooth dough. Shaping cookies is so easy with this dough. Just scoop the dough using a teaspoon, roll into balls and arrange on the tray. Flatten slightly each ball and bake for about 10 minutes.

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Drizzling cookies with lemon icing

Cookies are still not ready, we will drizzle them with lemon icing to make them more attractive and to give them extra zesty flavour. Making lemon glaze -is so simple and quick.

You will need icing sugar and lemon juice, whisk them together until smooth. The tartness of the lemon juice tempers the sweetness of the sugar, resulting in a drizzle that's deliciously refreshing without being too acidic.

Once cookies are completely cool, place the lemon glaze in the plastic bag, cut off the tiny corner and drizzle over the cookies. Allow the drizzle to dry - it will give a delicious texture that makes eating this lemon drizzle cookies an even greater joy.

Almond flour lemon cookies

why you'll love almond flour

Almond flour is one of the best options for baking gluten-free cookies and desserts. It can be used alone or in combination with other gluten-free flours, such as coconut, chestnut, buckwheat or rice flours.

We have amazing gluten-free cookie recipes you should definitely try: easy almond flour cookies, gluten-free cookies with hazelnuts and almond flour chocolate chip cookies.

how to store almond flour lemon cookies

These almond flour lemon cookies keep well in an airtight container in a cool dry place for 3 - 4 days. If they soften due to humidity, you can bake them in the oven at low temperature for a few minutes.

Looking for more cookies to try?

For more cookie inspiration, take a look at our collection of yummy cookie recipes. Also check out our selection of interesting gluten-free cookies, too.

Almond flour lemon cookies

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almond flour lemon cookies

MAKES: 22 cookies
COOKS IN: 30 minutes


For the cookies

  • 200g (2 1/8 cups) almond flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 100g (7 tbsp) butter, at room temperature
  • 50g (1/4 cup) demerara sugar
  • egg yolk, at room temperature
  • 2 tablespoon of grated lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon Amaretto liqueur
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For the lemon drizzle

  • 90g (3/4 cup) icing sugar
  • 3 - 4 tablespoons lemon juice


  1. FOR THE COOKIES, preheat the oven to 165°C (329°F) and line baking tray with baking paper.

  2. In a medium mixing bowl combine together almond flour, baking soda and salt.

  3. In another bowl beat butter and sugar on a medium speed until creamy and fluffy. Add egg yolk and Amaretto and beat for another 1 - 2 minutes. 

  4. Add almond flour in two batches and beat on a low speed until you get a soft compact dough. Using a teaspoon scoop the dough and roll into a balls between palms. Place balls on the baking tray 3 - 4cm apart and flatten each ball with a hand.

  5. Bake in the oven for about 9 - 10 minutes or until they start to become lightly brown on the top and around edges. Take the baking tray from the oven and leave cookies on the tray to cool. They will still be very soft at this point, but this is fine. 

  6. FOR THE LEMON DRIZZLE, in a small bowl combine icing sugar and lemon juice until you get a texture similar to paste but liquid. The easiest way to drizzle the cookies, is to place the mixture into plastic bag and cut the end of the bag and drizzle over the cookies. Leave to set then serve.

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