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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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