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Buttery lemon cookies are studded with currants and make a perfect addition to your holiday cookie party! These are light and delicious! #glutenfree AD #vegan #GlutinoCookieSwap

Lemon Currant Butter Cookies

These light and crisp lemon currant cookies are a perfect holiday treat! A gluten free and vegan cookie recipe.

Course Dessert
Cuisine Dairy Free, gluten free, vegan.
Prep Time 2 hours
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 12 minutes
Servings 48 cookies
Calories 80 kcal


  • 1 ¼ cups vegan buttery spread
  • 1 cup organic cane sugar
  • ¼ cup unsweetened apple sauce
  • 3 cups Glutino All Purpose Flour
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons lemon zest
  • ½ cup currants


  1. In a large bowl, whisk together the Glutino All Purpose Flour, salt, and lemon zest. Set aside.
  2. In a mixing bowl, cream the vegan buttery spread and sugar on medium speed until light and fluffy. Add the unsweetened applesauce and mix until combined.
  3. Add the dry ingredients a little at a time while mixing on low speed. Once everything is mixed well, turn off the mixer and add the currants and stir by hand.
  4. Pat the dough into two discs and wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for two hours.
  5. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  6. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  7. Sprinkle more Glutino All Purpose Flour on a waxed paper lined surface, and on a rolling pin. Take one of the discs out of the refrigerator and roll it out to about a ¼ inch thickness.
  8. Cut out round shapes with a two inch fluted cookie cutter. Place the cookies on the prepared baking sheet.
  9. Bake at 350 degrees for about 10-12 minutes, or until cookies are lightly golden brown on the edges.
  10. Repeat with remaining dough.
  11. Store cookies in an airtight container.

Recipe Notes

Nutrition info is for one cookie.

Nutrition Facts
Lemon Currant Butter Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 80 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Sodium 50mg2%
Potassium 15mg0%
Carbohydrates 10g3%
Sugar 5g6%
Vitamin A 225IU5%
Vitamin C 0.2mg0%
Calcium 6mg1%
Iron 0.3mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.