GF Citrus Bliss Sugar Cookies
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GF Citrus Sugar Cookies

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.

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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. No powdered sugar is needed for this option.
  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 minutes
Cook Time9 minutes
Total Time24 minutes
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 ~ arrowroot for corn-free
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Baking soda
  • 1/4 Baking powder ~ corn-free if needed, recipe link in notes
  • 1 cup Butter I use salted
  • 1 cup Granulated sugar ~ beet sugar if needed
  • 1/4 cup Brown sugar
  • 1 Lg Egg ~ 3 Tbsp aquafaba for egg-free, (liquid from canned garbanzo beans)
  • 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 sugars.
  • 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.
**Corn-free baking powder

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.

    1. Hi Bernice, I can’t believe I left that out! I updated the recipe and it should be corrected now. I even made a fresh batch this morning. I forgot how much I love these cookies. Enjoy!

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