Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins

This recipe was given to me by a friend when I was starting to cook for my boyfriend (now husband) with food allergies. I used her original written recipe so often I had to post it here so I wouldn't lose it before it became unreadable (Thanks, K!) These don't last long around our house! Try substituting lime for some of the lemon!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a medium bowl, stir together flour, sugar, soda, salt, and zest.
  2. Make a well in the center and fill with liquid ingredients.
  3. Stir together until well blended.
  4. Drop by teaspoonfuls about 2 inches apart on a cookie sheet.
  5. Bake for 8-10 minutes at 350 degrees F.
Most Helpful

These cookies are AMAZING!!! I pretty much just followed the recipe and they turned out fantastic. Only thing I did differently was to replace a third of the oil with applesauce and use a little less zest than indicated. Although my teeny, tiny, temperamental studio oven bakes really unevenly and some cookies ended up a little more well done than the others, they all turned out to be delicious! I put a little store bought icing on them and that was great but they are scrumptious and plenty sweet without icing. Thanks for a great recipe!

marrajess December 07, 2014

I'm so glad these came up when I googled "Vegan Lemon Cookies." I wanted something easy, fast, and lemony and this fit the bill perfectly! I only made 1/4 of the recipe, which gave me 9 med/large cookies. I also replaced 1/3 of the oil with unsweetened applesauce. I may try reducing the sugar a bit next time. I needed to bake them for 12 minutes and they came out chewy wih a little crunch on the lightly-browned bottoms. The lemon taste was very prominent, which is great. Lots of thanks to the recipe poster!

Laurb July 29, 2012

About two years ago, my friend and I had some extra lemons and wanted to find a recipe that would use them up. We found this recipe, and it was a miracle. The taste: perfect. The texture: perfect. These. Cookies. Are. Perfect. It is a good thing that each batch makes so many cookies, because only about half of the dough ends up in the oven, if you know what I mean. My friends (vegan and non-vegan alike) beg for these cookies, and now I purposely go out to by lemons to make them; they are no longer for leftovers. I am about to make some more to send in a care package to my boyfriend -- lucky him! (hint: making smaller cookies will make them crispier, larger will be softer...I prefer soft cookies, but I always make some of each because they are great both ways)

gillian.v.gray June 30, 2015