Mind-Blowing Lemon Cookies (Made with Almond Flour)

By Jess

5 from 6 ratings

I’ve mentioned it many times before, but when it comes to baking, I always prefer recipes that are quick and easy to make over recipes that require a long, complicated process. That’s why I just love recipes like this one that make yummy paleo lemon cookies. It only takes 25 minutes to make them from start to finish, and they are made with extremely common all natural ingredients that I always have around my kitchen. The base of the dough is made with almond flour, shredded coconut flakes, and baking soda. But then to get the perfect combination of sweet and slightly tart lemon flavor, you’ll be adding maple syrup, melted coconut oil, lemon zest, and lemon juice. That’s it! With just those simple ingredients, you’ll end up with a batch of lemon cookies that are unbelievably tasty.

lemon cookie recipe

These buttery lemon cookies have just the right mixture of sweet and tart with the combination of maple syrup, lemon zest and freshly squeezed lemon juice. This is one paleo cookie recipe that you’ll be going back to time and again!

Who Doesn’t Love Fresh,Tart Desserts?

Besides the fact that this recipe is simple to prepare, I also enjoy it because I’m such a huge fan of using lemons in general. They just add so much great flavor to such a huge amount of paleo recipes. Lemons are great for making everything from chicken dishes, to lemon bars, and of course, homemade lemonade. And the best part is? They’re also incredibly good for you as well. Lemons are an excellent source of vitamin C, which is also less commonly known as ascorbic acid. Many people are surprised to learn that vitamin C is actually quite a potent antioxidant that helps protect your cells against the oxidative damage caused by harmful free radicals. (1) Not to mention how useful it is for boosting your immune system as well.

Lemons, A Great Addition to the Paleo Lifestyle

Lemons have also demonstrated a remarkable ability to help lower blood pressure when consumed on a regular basis along with a moderate amount of daily walking. (2) As you can see, there’s all kinds of great reasons to include more lemons in your diet, especially considering one of the primary goals of living a paleo lifestyle is to improve your overall health. And what better way to get all of the great health benefits offered by lemons than by enjoying some delicious lemon cookies?

lemon cookie ingredients

The other ingredients used in this recipe are no slouch when it comes to the health department either. The almond flour adds a nice amount of dietary fiber and healthy fats to the cookies. Meanwhile, the maple syrup adds a perfect amount of natural sweetness to the mix while also boosting the antioxidant content even further.

mixing cookie dough

That’s the real beauty of this lemon cookie recipe. On the surface, it’s incredibly simple to make these cookies. Yet all of the ingredients combine to make lemon cookies that don’t just taste delicious; they also provide you with a wide range of terrific health benefits as well. It checks off all of the boxes I look for when making a tasty paleo treat — easy to make and tastes great, all the while staying incredibly healthy and paleo-friendly.

shortbread lemon cookies
paleo lemon cookies

P.S. – Considering how much I love using lemon, I felt that I should share a few more of my personal favorite paleo recipes that put lemons to perfect use. I’m positive that you’ll also love the following recipe ideas. There’s a good mix of delicious baked goods as well as paleo dinner options:


    • 2 cups almond flour
    • ¼ tsp baking soda
    • 1 cup finely shredded coconut
    • 1/3 cup maple syrup
    • ¼ cup melted coconut oil
    • 2 tsp lemon zest
    • 2 tbsp lemon juice


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. In a bowl combine the almond flour, finely shredded coconut and baking soda.
  3. Add the rest of ingredients and mix to combine.
  4. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  5. Roll tablespoons of dough into balls.
  6. Place the balls on the prepared baking sheet and flatten slightly.
  7. Bake in preheated oven for 10 – 12 minutes or until the edges are golden brown.
  8. Cool completely and serve.


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  1. Love this recipe! I’ve made it several times, and often use calamondin as the citrus instead of lemon since I have a calamondin tree on my patio. I think any citrus would work as well.

    Rating: 5

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