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Paleo Lemon Poppyseed Cookies

Gorgeous paleo lemon poppyseed sugar cookies made with a mix of coconut and almond flour and topped with an easy, sweet & zesty lemon glaze. The perfect spring treat that's gluten, grain & dairy free!
Course Dessert, Gluten Free, Paleo Friendly
Keyword paleo lemon poppyseed cookies
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 12 cookies
Calories 147 kcal
Author Monique of AmbitiousKitchen.com


  • For the wet ingredients:
  • 1/4 cup melted and cooled coconut oil (or sub melted butter)
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract⠀
  • zest from 1 large lemon (about 1 tablespoon lemon zest)
  • For the dry ingredients:
  • 1 cup packed fine blanched almond flour
  • 2 tablespoons coconut flour
  • 1 tablespoon poppyseeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda⠀
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Optional for rolling the cookies:
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • For the lemon glaze:
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar⠀
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice, plus more if necessary
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the wet ingredients: melted and cooled coconut oil, sugar, egg, fresh lemon juice, almond extract & lemon zest. Mix until smooth and combined.

  3. Add in the almond flour, coconut flour, poppyseeds, baking soda and salt. Stir to combine. Let dough sit for 5 minutes. Roll into 12 balls. If you want you can roll each ball in a bit of sugar. Place cookie dough balls 2 inches apart on baking sheet. Gently flatten slightly with your hand. Bake for 10-12 minutes. Let cool completely on baking sheet.
  4. Make the glaze by mixing together the powdered sugar, fresh lemon juice and lemon zest until smooth. place about a 1/2 tablespoon over each cookie. Enjoy! Makes 12 cookies

Recipe Notes

If you want to make these lemon cookies vegan, simply use a 'flaxegg' instead of a regular egg in the recipe (1 tablespoon flaxseed meal + 3 tablespoons water).

If you want to skip the frosting, you can, but I think it makes these cookies AMAZING and full of lemon flavor.

You can use coconut sugar too (more paleo-friendly), but just know that it will change the color of the cookies to a golden brown hue and the flavor may slightly change a bit.

Nutrition Facts
Paleo Lemon Poppyseed Cookies
Amount Per Serving (1 cookie)
Calories 147 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 4.4g28%
Carbohydrates 13.6g5%
Fiber 1.6g7%
Sugar 10.8g12%
Protein 2.8g6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.