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Tasty Lemon Cake Mix Cookies

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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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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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Making cake mix cookies is so easy and fun! The possibilities are endless and the flavors are as varied as the selection of cake mixes at your local grocery store.

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Today, I’m sharing one of my favorites…lemon cake mix cookies. These lemon cookies have a bright citrus flavor that is fresh, sweet, and indulgent. If you are looking for a quick and simple dessert that is perfect for even busy weeknights, try out these easy lemon cookies.

A stack of the finished cookies ready to eat.

What do I need to make lemon cake mix cookies?

With just four simple ingredients we’ll be making these amazing cookies. That’s right, just four ingredients stand between you and a delicious dessert that you can share, gift, or keep all to yourself.

All the ingredients for the lemon cake mix cookies ready to be used to bake!

For these lemon cake mix cookies you’ll need a white cake mix, a large lemon, some eggs and oil. All of these are things that are super easy to keep on hand which means you can whip up a batch of these cookies even when you aren’t planning to bake!

A stack of the finished cookies ready to eat.

What can I add to these delicious lemon cookies?

If you want to add some toppings or mix in’s to these lemon cookies you might consider white chocolate chips, lemon chips, or the frosting of your choosing! These cookies would be delicious with a vanilla, lemon, or even orange frosting.

I like to wait until the cookies have cooled and then top them with a sprinkle of powdered sugar for an extra sweet finish!

How to make lemon cookies with cake mix:

What is even better, this lemon cookie recipe is really easy to make. Everything gets mixed up and then we’re just about ready to bake and enjoy these sweet and zesty cookies.

In a large bowl combine the cake mix, eggs, and vegetable oil.

Cookie batter being mixed up.

Then add the juice and zest of 1 large lemon.

Mix all ingredients until well combined.

Cookie ingredients being mixed up ready to be enjoyed.

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.

Batter for the cookies ready to be dipped out.

Optional, sprinkle with a little powdered sugar after the cookies have cooled.

Cookie batter on the cookie sheets ready to be enjoyed.

Tips for the best cake mix cookies:

You’ll see that these lemon cake mix cookies are a little on the thin side. If you want to make the cookies thicker and more cake like in texture refrigerate the batter for longer and then use silicone baking mats on your cookie sheets.

Refrigerating the batter will help it stiffen up a bit and hold its shape better when baking. The silicone baking mats will do the same thing!

A featured image showing the finished stack of lemon cake mix cookies ready to eat.

Another thing to remember is that it’s best to let the cookies cool on the cookie sheets for a few minutes before trying to remove them to a cooling rack. Giving the cookies a few final minutes to finish setting up will help keep them from breaking apart when you scoop them up with the spatula.

Looking for more cookie recipes?

These other delicious cookie recipes will be equally satisfying to try. They’re simple, made with cake mix, and fun to whip up. Each recipe is unique and delicious too. Make a few different kinds if you want to whip up some of the best cookie platters to share.

Try out Red Velvet Cake Mix Cookies, funfetti truffles, or some cake mix blondies they’re perfect for every red velvet fan, simple, soft, and chewy.

Don’t miss out on these Cake Mix Air Fryer Cookies!

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Printable Lemon Cake Mix Cookies Recipe

This is a printable version of the lemon cake mix cookies recipe. It’s perfect for keeping on hand for future use but also for keeping things organized on one sheet while you bake!

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Tasty Lemon Cake Mix Cookies

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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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Servings: 24 Cookies
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 15.25 oz 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

Estimated Nutritional Information

Serving: 1g | Calories: 61kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 23mg | Sodium: 19mg | Sugar: 1g

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