Lemon Ginger Cutout Cookies (Free From: gluten, dairy, eggs, refined sugar, added oils, gums, and nuts)

Lemon Ginger Cutout Cookies

  • Author: Audrey @ Unconventional Baker
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 3 large cookies of 5-6 smaller ones
  • Category: Cookies
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: Dessert


A soft, simple flavorful gluten-free cookie made without nuts. Easy to throw together, with a beautiful light lemon and slightly spiced ginger taste. Vegan.


  • 10 tbsp white rice flour (I used a finely ground one)
  • 3 tbsp coconut butter (manna)
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • ¼ tsp lemon extract
  • ¼ tsp ginger
  • 1/16 tsp salt
  • optional: 1 tsp raw ground vanilla bean


  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment and set aside.
  2. Process all ingredients in a food processor until the mixture begins to form a ball (note if the mixture is too sticky, add a bit more flour, if too dry, add a bit more maple syrup). Form the mixture into a ball with your hands and knead briefly, then flatten into a disk. Place the disk between two sheets of parchment paper on a flat surface and use a rolling pin to roll out into an ⅛” thickness. Use a cookie cutter to cut out as many cookies as you can — transfer those onto the prepared cookie sheet (very carefully!). Gather remaining dough scraps, form into a ball, and repeat the process of rolling out and cutting out more cookies until you run out of dough.
  3. Bake in a pre-heated oven for approx 10 mins (they are ready when they begin to golden around the edges). Remove from oven and allow the cookies to cool a few minutes (they will firm up a bit as they cool off). Enjoy!