GF Citrus Bliss Sugar Cookies
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GF Citrus Sugar Cookies

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GF citrus sugar cookies are a dreamy combination of lemon and orange. These cookies were deliciously created while working on the flavors of my orange puff cookie recipe. Citrus cookies are gluten-free, but those that are not gluten-free can substitute them with cake flour.

GF Citrus Bliss Sugar Cookies

Rolling the dough in powdered sugar before and after baking is completely optional, I like to offer both ways, so I leave about half of the cookies plain.

Some tasty and fun optional add-ins are:

lemon and orange flavored sugar cookies that are gluten-free


To Make GF Citrus Sugar Cookies, You Will Need These Ingredients:


GF Citrus Bliss Sugar Cookies

To Make A Frosted GF Citrus Sugar Cookie, Follow These Steps:

  1. Form a walnut-sized ball and place it on the prepared cookie sheet.
  2. Slightly press the dough to about half the size.
  3. Bake for 9-10 minutes.
  4. Allow cookies to cool completely before frosting.



GF Citrus flavored sugar cookies
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GF Citrus Sugar Cookies

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time9 mins
Total Time24 mins
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: allergy-friendly, cookies, GF Citrus Bliss Sugar Cookies, gluten-free, Low FODMAP, Peanut-free
Servings: 22 Cookies
Author: Mary Krick


  • 3 cups Gluten free 1-to-1 baking flour ~ I used Bob's Red Mill 1-To-1 Gluten-Free Flour
  • 2 tsp Cornstarch
  • 1/2 tsp Baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 Baking powder
  • 1 cup Butter I use salted
  • 1 Lg Egg
  • 1 tbsp Milk ~ or non-dairy
  • 1 tbsp orange zest
  • 1 tsp lemon extract
  • 1 tsp orange extract
  • 2 cups Powdered sugar for rolling cookies ~ amounts may vary


  • Preheat oven to 375
  • Prepare baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Mix the first 5 ingredients in a small bowl.
  • In a medium mixing bowl cream butter and sugar.
  • Add egg, milk product, orange zest, orange extract, and lemon extract. Mix together well.
  • Stir the flour mixture in, being sure to scrape the sides and the bottom of the bowl. Avoid over mixing.
  • Chill dough for up to 2 days or form walnut-sized balls. Slightly less than 2 tablespoons.
  • Roll balls in powdered sugar and bake for 9 minutes. Edges of cookies just start to brown lightly.
  • Remove cookies from oven and allow to sit for 5 minutes. Transfer to a cooling rack. After they reach room temperature, you can roll the cookies in the powdered sugar again if desired.
  • To make a frosted sugar cookie, follow these simple steps:
  • Skip rolling dough balls in powdered sugar.
  • Form a walnut-sized ball and place it on the prepared cookie sheet.
  • Slightly press the dough to about half the size.
  • Bake for 9-10 minutes.
  • Allow cookies to cool completely before frosting.


Pillsbury Creamy Supreme Vanilla is gluten-free and plant-based. It does contain corn and soy.
Miss Jones Vanilla Frosting is gluten-free and vegan. It does contain coconut.

GF citrus sugar cookies


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    1. I am so glad you liked them, Anthony! I hope you and your family have a wonderful holiday and everyone enjoys the cookies. I am planning on sharing them this holiday too.

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