Gluten Free Frosted Lemon Cookies

Gluten-free, vegan; Free of: dairy, soy, eggs
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword frosted lemon cookies, gluten free lemon cookies, vegan lemon cookies
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 27 minutes
Servings 15 cookies
Calories 122kcal
Author Sarah Jane Parker


Lemon Cookies:

Lemon Frosting:


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
  • Add the non-dairy milk, olive oil, lemon juice, and lemon zest and stir to combine. A soft dough should form, but it shouldn't be sticky to the touch
  • Pinch off about 1 Tablespoon of dough and roll into a ball (the dough will be soft but shouldn't be sticky), place it on the prepared cookie sheet and slightly flatten
  • Bake the cookies in the oven for 12 minutes, then allow to cool completely before frosting.
  • While the cookies are baking, prepare the frosting: in a small bowl, beat together the palm oil, lemon juice, and powdered sugar until the frosting is creamy and firm. You can add more powdered sugar as needed to adjust the consistency.
  • Once the cookies are completely cooled, frost the cookies with the lemon frosting and sprinkle with lemon zest for garnish.
  • Enjoy!



The frosting is a little tart, but pairs great with the cookies for the perfect sweet-tart combination! This recipe works best with the Bob's Red Mill Gluten Free 1 to 1 baking flour with xanthan gum - no need for egg replacer in this recipe


Calories: 122kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 41mg | Potassium: 20mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin C: 0.7mg | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 0mg