Tasty Lemon Cake Mix Cookies

5 from 9 votes
Making tasty lemon cake mix cookies is easier than you think! With simple ingredients and even simpler steps this cookie recipe is a must try!
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Total: 20 minutes
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Lemon cake mix cookies are full of that citrusy goodness that you yearn for in lemon desserts. Since it starts with a cake mix, you can have warm cookies fresh from the oven in no time.

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Lemon cake mix cookies have just four simple ingredients. That’s right, just four ingredients stand between you and delicious cookies that you can share, gift, or keep all to yourself.


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What We Love About This Easy Lemon Cookies Cake Mix Recipe

When you want a great cookie but do not want to break out so many ingredients, this lemon cake mix cookie recipe will make it so enjoyable. These cookies are great if you love easy recipes.

  • Easy Ingredients: All found in pantry and only 4 ingredients for this easy recipe.
  • Family Friendly: If your family is a fan of lemon, then this is the cookie for you.
  • Adaptable: You can make it your own by adding so many different ingredients.
ingredients needed to make tasty lemon cake mix cookies

Ingredient Notes for Cake Mix Cookies Lemon Recipe

  • White cake mix
  • Eggs, 3 large
  • Vegetable oil
  • Fresh lemon zest
  • Fresh Lemon juice
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Equipment Needed for Lemonade Cookies with Cake Mix

How to Make Lemon Cookies from Cake Mix

These are the basic steps for making lemon cake cookies. Please refer to the recipe card below for more detailed instructions and nutrition information for these simple lemon cookies.

STEP 1: PREP

First, preheat the oven, then in a large bowl combine cake mix, eggs, and vegetable oil.

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STEP 2: MIX

Then add the juice and zest of 1 large lemon and mix all ingredients until well combined.

STEP 3: CHILL

Next, refrigerate for at least 10 minutes for best results and then spoon onto a baking sheet.

STEP 4: BAKE AND COOL

Finally, bake at 350 for about 11-13 minutes or until edges start to turn golden brown and then, allow to cool on a cooling rack.

Prep and Storage Tips for Lemon Cake Mix Cookie

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE AHEAD OF TIME

Make the batter for the cookies and store in the refrigerator for several hours before baking.

HOW TO STORE THIS GREAT RECIPE

Cookies can be stored at room temperature for two to three weeks, or two months in the refrigerator in an airtight container.

HOW TO FREEZE THIS EASIEST COOKIE RECIPE

Cookies retain their quality when stored in the freezer for eight to 12 months. Find out more safe ways to handle cookies.

Frequently Asked Questions for these Easy Lemon Cake Mix Cookies

HOW TO MAKE THIS LEMON COOKIE RECIPE HEALTHIER?

Try using a sugar free cake mix recipe or a gluten free recipe if required.

CAN I SUBSTITUTE BOTTLED LEMON JUICE?

Truly, fresh is best, but you can use bottled; but since you need the zest, use fresh for that.

CAN THIS RECIPE BE DOUBLED OR HALVED?

Of course, you can make as many as you need. This cookie is lovely for bridal showers or summer parties.

HOW DO I MAKE THE PERFECT COOKIE?

There are several tips and tricks to make a great cookie, check out these tips.

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Expert Tips for Making This Lemon Cake Mix Cookies Recipe

  • Add chips: A cup of white chocolate chips are wonderful in this simple recipe.
  • Nuts: Fresh chopped nuts really add a crunch. Try walnuts or pecans for this easy cookie recipe.
  • Variation tip: Icing, lemon drizzle or simple glaze such as a lemon glaze, for the cookies so you can add even more sweet goodness.
  • Alternate ingredient: Sprinkles make everything fun.
  • Box of Lemon Cake Mix: Even more lemon zesty flavor can be added using a lemon boxed cake mix, especially if you love all things lemon.

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Tasty Lemon Cake Mix Cookies

5 from 9 votes
Making tasty lemon cake mix cookies is easier than you think! With simple ingredients and even simpler steps this cookie recipe is a must try!
Print Pin Rate
Servings: 24 Cookies
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 15.25 ounces box white cake mix
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 large lemon zest & juice

Instructions

  • In a large bowl combine the cake mix, eggs, and vegetable oil.
  • Then add the juice and zest of 1 large lemon.
  • Mix all ingredients until well combined.
  • Refrigerate for at least 10 minutes and then spoon onto a baking sheet.
  • Bake at 350 for about 11-13 minutes or until edges start to turn golden brown.
  • Optional: sprinkle with a little sugar

Expert Tips

 
  • Add chips: A cup of white chocolate chips are wonderful in this simple recipe.
  • Nuts: Fresh chopped nuts really add a crunch. Try walnuts or pecans for this easy cookie recipe.
  • Variation tip: Icing, lemon drizzle or simple glaze such as a lemon glaze, for the cookies so you can add even more sweet goodness.
  • Alternate ingredient: Sprinkles make everything fun.
  • Box of Lemon Cake Mix: Even more lemon zesty flavor can be added using a lemon boxed cake mix.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Serving: 1g | Calories: 49kcal | Carbohydrates: 0.5g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0.03g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 8mg | Potassium: 14mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 0.2g | Vitamin A: 31IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 4mg | Iron: 0.1mg

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7 thoughts on “Tasty Lemon Cake Mix Cookies”

  1. 5 stars
    I can’t get enough of these cookies! I am MOM of the YEAR because these are so easy for me to make and the kids think they are the best!

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  2. 5 stars
    Thank you so much for sharing this amazing recipe! Will surely have this again! It’s really easy to make and it tasted so delicious! Highly recommended!

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