Lemon baked goods are a sweet favorite of mine like these Gluten Free Lemon Crinkles.

Lemon Crinkles | My Hot Southern Mess

So yes, I love all types of sweets but lemony sweets hold a special place in my heart. I don’t know what it is about them but they are among my favorite sweet treats. Lemon crinkles have long been a favorite but when I became gluten free I no longer had a lemon cookie recipe. I had always made cake mix cookies to get my lemon cookie fix. I knew I needed to finally figure out how to make them from scratch.

Lemon Crinkles | My Hot Southern Mess

It took some trial and error but I finally figured them out. They were sweet and lemony perfection. The only thing they possibly could use was a few drops of yellow food coloring to give it that tell-tale lemon yellow color.

Lemon Crinkles | My Hot Southern Mess

It’s not necessary though these cookies look great without it and taste even better! I know they will be a regular in my house.

Lemon Crinkles | My Hot Southern Mess

These lemon cookies are the perfect sweet treat for your lemon treat loving friends. Pair with some tea and a cute mug or tea cup and you have the perfect homemade Christmas gift!

Lemon Crinkles
  • ½ cup Butter
  • zest and juice of 1 Lemon
  • ½ cup Sugar
  • ¼ cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • ½ teaspoon Vanilla extract or paste
  • 1¾ cup Gluten Free All Purpose Flour Blend (with xanthan gum such as such as Cup for Cup)
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • ¼ teaspoon Baking Powder
  • ¼ teaspoon Salt
  • ½ cup Powdered Sugar
  • *add a few drops of yellow food coloring if desired*
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, cream butter, lemon zest, brown sugar and sugar together until light and fluffy.
  3. Mix in egg, vanilla, and lemon juice.
  4. Stir in all dry ingredients slowly until just combined, excluding the powdered sugar.
  5. Pour powdered sugar into a small bowl. Scoop cookie dough with a cookie scoop, approximately 1 tablespoon of dough, and drop and roll in powdered sugar. Place on baking sheet to bake
  6. Bake for 10-14 minutes.


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