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lemon crinkle cookies
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Gluten Free Lemon Crinkle Cookies

This easy lemon crinkle cookie recipe is made from scratch with a gluten free flour. They are chewy, dense and pillowy and are the perfect dessert to bring to a spring or summer party!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time18 mins
Additional Time2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 33 mins
Course: sweets
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baking, cookies, Crinkle cookies, desserts, gluten free crinkle cookies, gluten free lemon crinkle cookies, lemon crinkle cookies, soft lemon cookies
Servings: 24 cookies
Calories: 124kcal


Dry Ingredients

  • 1.5 cups Gluten Free Flour Blend
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • ¼ tsp Baking Powder
  • ¼ tsp Baking Soda
  • ¼ tsp Salt
  • ¾ cup Powdered Sugar

Wet Ingredients

  • Juice and Zest from 1 lemon
  • ½ cup Unsalted Butter room temperature
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • ¼ tsp Lemon Extract OR 5 drops food grade Lemon Essential Oil


  • Using a hand mixer or stand mixer, cream together room temperature butter and sugar. Add in vanilla, egg, lemon juice, lemon zest and lemon extract or oil and mix until fully combined. If you’re using food coloring liquid or powder, add it in this step. 
  • In a large bowl, whisk together gluten free flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  • Add in 3 batches to wet ingredients while mixing on medium low until the dough is formed. 
  • Place dough in the fridge for 2 hours to firm up.
  • Once you’re ready to bake, preheat your oven to 325. 
  • Add powdered sugar to a small bowl.
  • Roll dough into 1 inch balls and roll in powdered sugar to coat.
  • Place on a parchment lined baking sheet 2 inches apart.
  • Bake for 18-20 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool completely before serving.


Can I Roll Them In Regular Sugar?
These can be rolled in regular sugar, but they will not have that “cracked” white sugar look. 
Can I Make These Using Boxed Cake Mix?
I have not done so before, but there are plenty of recipes out there that use boxed cake mix to make cookies. Make sure you’re finding a gluten free baking mix if you’re worried about gluten.
Can I Make These With Regular All Purpose Flour?
If you’re not concerned about baked goods that are gluten free, you can use regular all purpose flour in a 1:1 ratio with the recipe as written. 
Can I Freeze Cookie Dough?
Absolutely! In fact, whenever I personally make a batch I only cook half of it or else they would all be gone too quickly! I shape the rest of the dough into a log and wrap it in plastic wrap and place it in the freezer for up to 3 months. When I am ready to bake, I remove it the night before and let it thaw in the fridge.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 124kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 52mg | Sugar: 13g