Easy Cake Mix Cookies- Perfect Lemon Cookie

Total Time
13mins
Prep 3 mins
Cook 10 mins

I frequently make these cookies for work pitch-ins & family get-togethers. They are always a big hit! I was given the basic recipe several years ago by a lady who showed up at my garage sale—and she wrote it down during our conversation about baking. I have perfected different varieties over the years. Please see my other recipes for how to make the following versions of this cookie: chocolate-chocolate chip, chocolate chip, & sugar cookies. This is a really versatile recipe base—experiment!!

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Stir ingredients in medium mixing bowl until blended (best to do right before you are ready to bake them- they flatten out more if you let the batter set).
  3. Spoon onto 2 un-greased cookie sheets (allow some space in between, they spread…a melon baller works great for this step).
  4. Bake for 8-10 minutes (depends on which cake mix you use & the oven -- I start looking at them through the glass around 6.5 minutes -- they will get a dull/cracked appearance on top when done).
  5. Allow the cookies to cool on the pan, or wait 1-2 minutes before moving to cooling racks. Cookies will be soft/chewy.
  6. While lemon cookies are cooling, mix together the powdered sugar & lemon juice in a small bowl, add more powdered sugar for a stiffer glaze. Lightly brush or drizzle glaze onto warm cookies on the cooling rack.
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I'm not usually big on making cookies from a cake mix, but the idea of lemon cookies lured me in, & I'm so glad it did, 'cause these are wonderfully full of the flavor of lemon which we both enjoy! I did include a teaspoon of lemon zest in the batter! Thanks for sharing the recipe! [Made & reviewed for one of my adopted chefs in this Spring's Pick A Chef event]