Are you craving a sweet lemon treat but don’t want to do all the work? Try this Lemon Cake Mix Cookies Recipe! These cookies are so delicious but almost no work to make.
Lemon Cake Mix Cookies Recipe
With Spring in the air, I am craving just about anything lemon so I decided to make lemon cake mix cookies with a lemon icing glaze. And let me tell you they are so good!
Lemon Cake Mix Cookies Recipe
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Makes: 24 cookies
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 8-10 minutes
Total time: 15 minutes
Ingredients for Lemon Cake Mix Cookies
Lemon Cake Mix Cookies
1 box lemon cake mix, 15.25 oz
⅓ cup vegetable oil
Lemon Cake Mix Glaze
1 cup of powdered sugar
4-6 Tablespoons of milk
How to Make this Lemon Cake Mix Cookies Recipe
These cookies are so yummy I can hardly believe how easy and quick they are!
You’ll want to start out by preheating your oven to 350 degrees.
Once you’re finished with that, you can start preparing a cookie sheet with parchment paper. I like getting these pre-cut parchment paper sheets because they are way more convenient and I’m never wasting any paper.
When your cookie sheet is ready you can set it aside.
Now it’s time to make your dough! Grab a large bowl and add to it the cake mix, oil, and eggs. With an electric mixer, mix at a low speed for 1-2 minutes or until the dough is completely combined.
And that’s it! The dough is ready. Now all you need to do is scoop your cookies.
Use a medium-sized cookie scoop to scoop your cookies onto your sheet. You should end up with about 24 cookies. You can use a spoon if that’s what you have but I highly recommend getting a cookie scoop like this one. It’s a lifesaver!
When you are finished scooping your cookies, bake in the preheated oven for 8-10 minutes. The cookies should be golden on the edges and cracking on top.
Let your cookies cool on the sheet for a few minutes, and when they are cool enough to touch you can move them to a wire rack to cool fully.
While the cookies are cooling, make the lemon icing glaze by mixing your powdered sugar, milk and lemon zest. Be sure it is not too runny. If it is, just add more powdered sugar. If it is too thick add a little bit of milk.
Get ready for a delicious lemon-y treat.
Tips and tricks for Lemon Cake Mix Cookies
- Electric mixers are so great, but I also love having a stand mixer around. There’s a lot of options but this Cuisinart is great if you are looking for one. It takes a lot of the work out of baking and can be used to do so much in your kitchen!
- These cookies would be so yummy with a lemon glaze! Mix 1 cup of powdered sugar with 1-2 tablespoons of lemon juice and whisk together until it’s to your desired consistency. When the cookies are cool, drizzle your glaze on top of each of them.
- You don’t want to move these cookies to a cooling rack right out of the oven. The cake mix makes these cookies extra soft and they may crumble if you try to move them before they are cool enough. Be patient. I promise it’ll be worth it!
- Don’t let your cookies overbake! They will look a bit doughy on the inside when they start to get golden on the outside, but they’ll continue to cook on the cookie sheet and be perfect when they cool!
What brand of cake mix should I use with this recipe?
It doesn’t matter what kind of cake mix you use for this recipe! As long as it’s the right size, it should work great, so go ahead and get whatever brand that you like best.
I really like Duncan Hines signature cake mixes, they are my personal favorites to use with cake mix cookies. You can try out whatever mix you’d like. Let me know what cake mix brand is your favorite in the comments!
How do I store lemon cake mix cookies?
You can store these cake mix cookies in an airtight container or cookie jar on your counter to keep them nice and fresh.
If stored like this they should last about 2 weeks on your counter. If you want them to stay super soft, try adding a piece of bread to your container. It’ll help keep that moisture in the container with the cookies and make the softness last longer.
Can I freeze this cookie dough?
This cookie dough should freeze just fine. If you choose to freeze it, you’ll want to use your cookie scoop and scoop out the dough onto a sheet. Once frozen, move to a freezer-safe container until you’re ready to bake.
When you’re ready to bake, pull out the dough that you need and let it thaw on the counter for 30 minutes before baking!
Honestly, this dough is so quick. Instead of freezing it I just like to keep a cake mix or two on hand so that I can make these cookies whenever I want them. So if you want to have these cookies available all the time, maybe just grab a few extra boxes of cake mix to keep in your pantry and skip the freezing.
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Michele is a Family Life Educator. She is a mom to 5 kids and loves helping others strengthen their families! When she is not blogging she is spending time with her family and running around drinking Diet Coke trying to get everything done!