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Lemon Curd Cookies on parchment paper with slices of lemon.

Lemon Curd Cookies

Little bursts of sunshine are the best way to describe these Lemon Curd Cookies. These buttery lemon cookies are dusted with confectioners’ sugar and filled with an eggless lemon curd. Best part is they’re gluten free, nut free, completely egg free and easily dairy free (vegan)! They’re a definite must try!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Total Time 27 mins
Course Desserts
Cuisine American
Servings 34 Thumbprint Cookies
Calories 89 kcal


  • 2.5 cups of gluten free flour make sure to use dairy free if you’re making them vegan
  • ¾ cup confectioners’ sugar plus more for dusting
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 sticks 1 cup unsalted butter at room temperature or vegan baking sticks
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon zest
  • 2 tablespoons fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • ¼ cup milk of choice
  • Eggless Lemon Curd


  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees fahrenheit. Whisk together flour, ½ cup confectioners' sugar, and salt in a bowl. 
  • In a large bowl, beat butter or vegan baking sticks with ¼ cup confectioners' sugar, zest, and 2 tablespoons lemon juice on medium speed until pale and fluffy, about 3 minutes.
  • On low speed, beat in the gluten free flour mixture and milk of choice, alternating and starting and ending with the flour mixture.
  • Roll dough into 1-inch balls and chill in the fridge for 10-15 minutes. 
  • Bake for 6 minutes. Remove sheets and carefully press the end of a wooden spoon handle into the center of each ball to indent. Continue to bake until an additional 6 minutes. Repeat making the hole with the back of the wooden spoon. Let cool completely on sheets. 
  • Dust completely cool cookies with confectioners’ sugar, spoon the eggless lemon curd into the indents and serve. Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge. Enjoy!


Calories: 89kcalCarbohydrates: 9gProtein: 1gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 132mgPotassium: 6mgFiber: 1gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 241IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 11mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Dairy Free, Egg Free, Gluten Free, Nut Free, Vegan
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