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Lemon Cake Mix Cookies

Lemon Cake Mix Cookies are made with just six ingredients and are made in just one bowl. No mixer required!

 

Who would have thought you could make a lemon cookie recipe with cake mix?

 

Lemon Cake Mix Cookies have just SIX ingredients and have a bright lemon flavor!

 

Whenever I have the choice, I’ll always go for a lemon dessert. I inherited that love from my mom, who adores all things lemon.

 

These Lemon Cake Mix Cookies are a soft cookie with lots of bright lemon flavor. If you’re a lemon lover, these cookies are made for you.

 

HOW TO MAKE LEMON COOKIES FROM LEMON CAKE MIX?

It’s surprisingly simple to make cookies from a cake mix. You can’t simply mix up the cake mix and bake it as cookies, however, or the flavor will be just like a cake (not that that’s a bad thing)! This recipe for lemon cake mix cookies adds both the juice and zest of a lemon for a fresh, sweet lemon flavor. And with just six ingredients total, it really is almost as simple as mixing up the box of cake mix.

 

Lemon Cake Mix Cookies have just SIX ingredients and have a bright lemon flavor!

 

HOW MANY COOKIES DOES THIS LEMON CAKE MIX COOKIES RECIPE MAKE?

That will largely depend on the size you choose to make them. I typically get approximately 24 cookies out of one batch. Feel free to make them bigger or smaller depending on how many you’d like. Just keep an eye on the baking time as that will need to be adjusted slightly.

 

Lemon Cake Mix Cookies have just SIX ingredients and have a bright lemon flavor!

 

Lemon Cake Mix Cookies are great for Christmas cookie trays since you can make them so quickly yet they’re still homemade. I’ve made some other flavors, too, and will definitely be sharing them! It’s fun to have a few flavors to choose from and you can make a cookie tray easily with these easy cake mix cookies.

 

Lemon Cake Mix Cookies have just SIX ingredients and have a bright lemon flavor!

 

 

Lemon Cake Mix Cookies have just SIX ingredients and have a bright lemon flavor!

Lemon Cake Mix Cookies

Yield: 12 (2 cookies per serving)
Prep Time: 7 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Just six ingredients go into these simple, brightly-flavored cookies.

Ingredients

  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • juice of 1/2 lemon, about 2 tablespoons
  • zest of one lemon
  • 1 box lemon cake mix
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. In a mixing bowl, whisk together eggs, oil, lemon juice and zest. Fold in cake mix until just mixed and no large lumps remain.
  3. Drop dough onto ungreased cookie sheet about the size of a heaping teaspoon. Dust with powdered sugar.
  4. Bake for approximately 8 minutes or until the bottoms are just starting to brown and cookies are just set (do not overbake). Cool on wire racks and dust with more powdered sugar.
Nutrition Information:

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 241Saturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 27mgSodium: 324mgCarbohydrates: 40gSugar: 23gProtein: 2g
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Carolyn

Friday 7th of September 2018

I love soft lemon cookies like this!

Jennifer Blake

Friday 31st of August 2018

We love the soft chewiness of a cake cookie in our house. The lemon flavor makes them the perfect refreshing yet sweet treat we crave after dinner.

Katie

Thursday 30th of August 2018

So simple and tasty!

Barbara Resch

Thursday 30th of August 2018

How many cookies does this make, I need to make 600.

Kristy

Thursday 30th of August 2018

Hi Barbara! Wow, that's a LOT of cookies! I updated the post because of your question so others don't have to ask. The answer is approximately 24 cookies, but that's based on the size you choose to make them. Hope that helps! - Kristy

Sabrina B

Saturday 19th of November 2016

I love that these have both lemon juice and zest, a nice flavor contrast to purely sweet cookie recipes, thank you for sharing this!

Kristy Bernardo

Wednesday 23rd of November 2016

Thank you, Sabrina!

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