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Gluten Free Lemon Madeleine Cookies:

These gluten free lemon Madeleine cookies are a must try. And they are actually super easy to make at home.

What do Madeleine cookies taste like?

And if you have never had Madeleine cookies before, they have a nice soft, buttery flavor, with a touch of lemon flavor. They are perfect paired with coffee or tea. But you could also mix and match the flavors you make too. They don’t have to be lemon flavored.

What you’ll need for Madeleine cookies:

  1. Gluten free flour ( I used this one) and if your gluten free flour doesn’t contain guar gum or xanthum gum you’ll need to add to flour mixture too.
  2. Grass fed butter or any type of butter you like
  3. Maple sugar or any type of sugar you use
  4. Eggs
  5. Vanilla extract
  6. Lemon zest
  7. Salt
  8. Lemon extract

How to prepare the cookie batter:

Start by beating your eggs and sugar in a medium bowl with a handheld mixer until creamy. And then add in vanilla extract, lemon zest, salt, lemon extract, and mix. Add a little bit of the flour at a time and mix until fully incorporated, I prefer mixing with a wooden spoon for this part. And then slowly add in your melted and cooled butter and mix until incorporated.

Forming the cookies:

And once you have your batter prepped. Grease a Madeleine cookie dish or use a silicone mold (I bought mine off Amazon). Place the cookie batter into each mold and with a knife or spoon, smooth out the batter into the molds.

Bake time:

Preheat your oven to 375°F and bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. And let cool for a few minutes before transferring to a wired rack.

Optional toppings:

And if you want to add some topping to yours, here are some suggestions for toppings.

  1. Melted chocolate drizzle
  2. Powdered sugar
  3. Melted white chocolate drizzle
Can I prep them in advance?

Yes, you can prep these in advance.

How do I store them?

Keep them stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator. And enjoy at room temperature.

Gluten Free Lemon Madeleine Cookies:

Makes 27 cookies


  • 1 cup gluten free flour I used King Arthurs Gluten free measure for measure flour
  • 10 Tbsp butter
  • 1/2 cup maple sugar substitute any type of sugar you like
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp lemon zest
  • 1/4 tsp lemon extract
  • 1/4 tsp salt



  • Melt butter and set aside
  • Crack eggs in a medium bowl and add maple sugar
  • With a handheld mixer or stand mixer, mix until mixture is creamy (3-4 minutes)
  • Add vanilla extract, lemon extract, lemon zest, salt, and mix
  • Add a little bit of the flour at a time and mix until incorporated, and continue until all the flour is added
  • Add cooled, melted butter, a little at a time, mix, until all butter is incorporated
  • Add the batter to greased Madeline cookie sheets or silicone molds
  • Bake 375°F for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown
  • Transfer to a wired rack and let cool
  • Optional: sprinkle with some powdered sugar


Note: If you gluten free flour doesn’t contain xantham gum or guar gum add 1/4 cup to the flour mixture