Bold lemon flavor in an incredibly soft and chewy cookie! This lemon cookie recipe is made with cream cheese for a perfectly tangy, sweet, lemony cloud of deliciousness! This is a low sugar cookie recipe using gluten-free almond flour.
Preheat oven to 350° and prepare a large baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone silpat pad.
In a medium bowl combine dry ingredients and whisk to combine (almond flour, arrowroot starch, baking powder, and salt). Set aside.
Add butter and cream cheese to a large mixing bowl and using an electric mixer beat together until soft and creamy, about 1-2 minutes. Add maple syrup, egg, lemon juice, and lemon extract and beat until well combined, about 1 more minute.
Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and using a wooden spoon or a spatula stir to mix. Add lemon zest and stir until well combined.
CHILL THE DOUGH FOR 30 MINUTES TO SEVERAL HOURS. The dough will be very soft and needs some chilling time!
Remove the dough from the refrigerater and using a small cookie scoop, scoop out balls of dough onto prepared baking sheet (you should have 24 cookies). Press down gentley with the palm of your hand to flatten the balls of dough slightly.
Bake for 13-15 minutes or until the bottoms of the cookeis are slightly brown.
Remove from the oven and allow the cookies to cool completely.
While the cookies are cooling prepare the glaze by whisking together the powdered sugar, lemon juice, and oat milk.
Once cookies are cooled, dip each cookie in the glaze and top with additional lemon zest.
Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
Store cookies in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 14 days.
DIETARY MODIFICATIONS FOR THIS RECIPE:
This recipe is naturally gluten-free.
Vegan - Substitute a vegan cream cheese and vegan butter or coconut oil
Keto - As I've mentioned in other recipes I'm not a fan of non-nutritive sweeteners and think most people are able to stay in ketosis with small amounts of maple syrup, you would have to alter or eliminate the frosting. If you try this as a keto recipe comment below and let me know how it turns out!