Are you bored with the same old cookie recipes? Just because we’re Grain-Free and avoiding allergens doesn’t mean we can’t pack our dessert menus with flavor and variety. The recipe for these Grain-Free Iced lemonade cookies is going to elevate your dessert menu to the next level!

Sure it’s a gift to have cookies made without gluten, grain, dairy, egg, soy, corn, almond, cashew, peanut, sesame, or nightshade. However, we shouldn’t have to settle for the same old recipes again and again!

In this Blog post, I’m going to teach you to make these delicious Iced Lemonade Cookies without Gluten, Grain, Dairy, Egg, Soy, Corn, Almond, Cashew, Peanut, Sesame, or Nightshade!

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Grain-Free Ingredients

For The Cookies

For the Icing

  • Organic Confectioners Sugar
  • Freshly Squeezed Lemon Juice
  • Lemon Zest (sprinkle on top of the cookies after icing).

Equipment

  • Stand Mixer
  • Adjustable Measuring Spoons
  • Liquid Measuring Cup
  • Kitchen Scale
  • Rolling Pin
  • Sugar / Flour Shaker
  • Cookie Cutter / Juice Glass
  • Small Mixing Bowl
  • Stainless Steel Whisk

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Iced Lemonade Cookies (Grain-Free & Vegan)

These Indulgent Cookies taste like Summer in a snow storm!
Course Dessert
Cuisine Allergen-Friendly, American, Dairy Free, Egg free, Soy-Free, Soy-Free Vegan
Servings 50 Cookies

Equipment

  • Stand mixer
  • Liquid measuring cup
  • Kitchen Scale
  • Rolling Pin
  • Flour Shaker
  • Cookie Cutter / Juice Glass
  • Small mixing bowl
  • Stainless Steel Whisk

Ingredients
  

Wet Ingredients

  • 1 Cup Softened Coconut Oil
  • 1/2 Cup White Sugar Organic Beet Sugar or Organic Cane Sugar
  • ¼ Cup Chickpea Flour
  • 1/4 Cup Coconut Milk
  • 2 Small Lemons, zested and juiced approximately 3 Tablespoons juice

Dry Ingredients

  • 3 Cups Grain-Free Flour Flend + more for rolling
  • 1 teaspoon Cream Of Tartar
  • 1 teaspoon Xanthan Gum
  • ½ teaspoon Baking Soda
  • ½ teaspoon Salt I use sea salt

Icing Ingredients

  • 3 Cups Confectioners Sugar (I use Pulverized Beet Sugar)
  • 3 Tablespoons Freshly Squeezed Lemon Juice
  • Fresh Lemon Zest (chopped finely with kitchen shears)

Instructions
 

For The Cookies

  • Preheat the oven to 350°. Mix the dry ingredients, set aside.
  • Soften the Coconut Oil. With an electric mixer, blend in the Sugar until creamy and fluffy. Blend in chickpea flour.
  • With the mixer running, gradually add The Coconut Milk, Lemon Juice, and Lemon Zest. The ingredients will resemble “creamed sugar, butter, and eggs”
  • Gradually mix in the dry ingredients. Once moistened, blend and additional 3 minutes on medium speed. Allow the batter to rest 3-5 minutes before rolling and cutting.
  • On a floured board, roll out the dough. The ideal thickness is between 1/8 and ¼ inch thick. Using cutters dipped in flour, cut cookies and transfer to greased cookie sheet.
  • Bake for 8-12 minutes on a greased cookie sheet or baking stone. Cookies are done when edges are light brown. Remove and cool on baking rack.

For The Icing

  • In a small mixing bowl, whisk together the confectioners sugar with the lemon juice using a stainless steel whisk.
  • Using the back of a metal spoon, spread the icing evenly over each cookie.
  • Before the icing sets, sprinkle each cookie with chopped lemon zest.

Notes

For the link to the Grain-Free Flour Blend I use in all my cooking and baking, click here.  
Keyword Allergen Friendly, gluten free comfort food, Gluten-Free Cookies, Grain-Free Dessert, Lemon Dessert


A Slice Of The Grain-Free Lifestyle

These cookies started as a way to win a competition–not a cooking competition, but a decorating competition. I’m part of a monthly crafting group. A few times a year about 50 of us get together for a themed event. The theme for the most recent event was “A Princess Party.”

My amazing friends decided to take it to the next level by dressing in Princess Costumes, and inviting everyone attending to a tea party!

They’re the creative ones. I just do the food. They suggested something lemon might go well with our Princess Tea Party Theme. I was glad to do my part and provide Iced Lemonade Cookies for our event.

One batch makes about 50 cookies. Not a single cookie was left after our tea part. People were delighted to have a safe treat they could enjoy without grains, dairy, egg, soy, corn, almond, cashew, peanut, sesame, or nightshade.

I never get to have cookies, so I ate 4 of these! This was the only food I could have here!

A thankful tea party guest.

I’m glad I could share these delicious iced lemonade cookies with my friends and fellow crafters! It was so much fun, our team ended up taking 1st place!


FAQ

Can I Make This Recipe Without Xanthan Gum?

Please don’t! Xanthan gum replaces gluten, in this recipe. It keeps the cookies from melting into a puddle of sadness that you won’t want to eat. I’ve tried using psyllium husk power in its place. My body was most unhappy and my recipe was awful! To read what happened when I tried to use Psyllium Husk Powder, click here.

How is Xanthan Gum Grain-Free?

Many xanthan gum brands are made from top allergens to keep the cost low. This spells bad news for those of us who are avoiding more than gluten. I use Authentic Foods brand Xanthan gum. It’s my understanding that it is made from cabbage and I can use it without the effects I normally get from corn and other grains.

What Do You Use For A Cookie Cutter?

I use a juice glass dipped in flour! It’s simple, and the cookies have an elegant appearance to them!

What Sugar Do You Use?

I use beet sugar in most of my baking. I have a relative with a cane sugar allergy, so we switch to beet sugar whenever we can. When I make the icing, I pulverize the beet sugar in my high powered blender. I cup of sugar produces approximately 3 cups of confectioners sugar. If you do this, remember to add 1/3 Cup tapioca starch to the blender.

What Grain-Free Flour Do You Use?

I do all my cooking and baking using a blend of tapioca, chickpea, and coconut flour. It really helps to keep things simple and save space in the kitchen. Click here to get the recipe for the Grain-Free Flour I use in all my cooking?

Can I Omit The Lemon Zest?

I love that you want to omit the recipe, but I wouldn’t do that. You’ll miss out on so much bright lemon flavor! However, there are some people in this world who enjoy a lighter lemon flavor. Even my husband is one of them; he actually prefers the cookies without icing or lemon zest. However, after polling the ladies at my crafting event who devoured the cookies topped with icing and lemon zest, they said they prefer the lemon zest.

How Long Do The Grain-Free Iced Lemonade Cookies Keep?

These delicious cookies will keep for about a week in the refrigerator. I enjoy them served cold.

What Do The Iced Lemonade Cookies Taste Like?

The first time I made them it was snowing outside. The first bite I took reminded me of summer. You could say they taste like Summer in a snow storm, or they taste like a cold lemonade on a hot Summer’s day. They’re the most refreshing cookie I’ve ever made!

What If I’m A Beginner? Will This Recipe Be Too Hard?

No! If you can make a traditional sugar cookie, then you can prepare this recipe! Let me break it down into some simple steps for you!

First: Mix The Recipe

Second: Roll and Cut The Cookies

Third: Bake The Cookies

Fourth: Cool The Cookies

Last: Ice the Cookies And Top With Lemon Zest

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