Tasty Lemon Cake Mix Cookies

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5 from 42 votes
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Total: 20 minutes

These Lemon Cake Mix Cookies are full of that lemony goodness that you crave for in summertime desserts, or maybe that’s just me! Since these lemon cookies have a cake mix base, these suckers can be out of the oven just like that!

A top down look at some finished lemon cake mix cookies.

One of the best things about these Lemon Cake Mix Cookies is that they only have four simple ingredients. Yep, you read that right. 4!


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What We Love About This Recipe

  • 30 Minutes or Less: Even with a 10 minute “safety net”, these can be out and ready to serve in 30 minutes.
  • Easy Ingredients: 4 easy ingredients!
  • Family Friendly: Perfect for you and your family if y’all are lemon lovers!

Ingredient Notes

  • Lemons: You’re going to need both fresh juice and zest. It’s just going to be easier to get 2 lemons for this, 1 to juice and 1 to zest. Squeeze the second lemon too for some extra juice!
  • Eggs: You’re going to want to use 2 large eggs.
  • Cake Mix: This recipe calls for white cake mix, but use a lemon cake mix for even more lemon!
All the ingredients for the lemon cake mix cookies ready to be used to bake!

Variations and Substitutions

  • Cake mix – Like I said before, use a lemon cake mix for more lemon!
  • Eggs – If you need to replace eggs with something, a fun trick is to replace 1 egg with 1/4 cup of unsweetened applesauce!
  • Air Fryer – Oddly enough, you can do this in the air fryer! Heat to 370 and cook each batch for 4 minutes!

How to Make Lemon Cake Mix Cookies

These are the basic steps for making Lemon Cake Mix Cookies. Please refer to the recipe card below for more detailed instructions.

a collage of 4 images showing the steps needed to make lemonade cookies with cake mix

STEP 1: Prep

Preheat the oven to 350, then in a large bowl combine cake mix, eggs, and vegetable oil.

STEP 2: Mix

Add in the juice and zest of 1 large lemon and mix until everything is well combined.

STEP 3: Chill

Chill for 10 minutes and then spoon onto a baking sheet.

STEP 4: Bake

Bake at 350 for 11-13 minutes or until edges start to turn golden brown. Allow to cool on a cooling rack. Serve and enjoy!

Prep and Storage Tips

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE AHEAD OF TIME

Mix up your batter and store in the fridge until you’re ready to bake.

HOW TO STORE THIS RECIPE

Store in an airtight container. Cookies should be eaten within 4 days.

HOW TO FREEZE THIS RECIPE

Store in an airtight container. Cookies can stay frozen for up to 8 months.

HOW TO DEFROST THIS RECIPE

Place frozen cookies on a paper towel lined plate at room temperature.

Frequently Asked Questions

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE GLUTEN FREE?

Make sure you’re using a gluten free white cake mix, all the other ingredients are already gluten free!

CAN I SUBSTITUTE BOTTLED LEMON JUICE?

Sure. Fresh is always going to have a bigger flavor pay off, but bottled lemon juice works too.

CAN THIS RECIPE BE DOUBLED OR HALVED?

Yes! Make as many as you need!

A stack of the finished cookies ready to eat.

Expert Tips for Making This Recipe

  • Add chips: Try adding some white chocolate chips in the batter! You could also try adding some mini chips on top!
  • Variation tip: Add blueberry frosting for an amazing flavor combo!
  • Blueberries: You could try adding fresh blueberries in the batter before baking!

What to Serve with Lemon Cake Mix Cookies

a stack of lemon cake cookies on a white plate with more cookies and lemons in the background
5 from 42 votes

Tasty Lemon Cake Mix Cookies

Yield: 24 Cookies
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Total: 20 minutes
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!
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Ingredients

  • 1 15.25 ounces box white cake mix
  • 3 eggs
  • ½ 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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Course: Cookies
Cuisine: American

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9 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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