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Lemon Cake Mix Cookies

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There are six simple ingredients to these quick and easy Lemon Cake Mix Cookies. These sweet treats are full of citrusy flavor and will melt in your mouth. All it takes is a little measuring of ingredients, zesting and squeezing of fresh lemon, stirring, and dropping by spoonfuls onto a sheet pan before baking. What a timesaver!

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No More Excuses

Since discovering how to make cookies using a cake mix, there really is no reason for not baking. All that’s needed are a cake mix and vegetable oil from your pantry along with a few eggs chilling out in your refrigerator. That’s it!

Ingredients to Lemon Cake Mix Cookies on a red and white towel.

But let’s not stop there. How about enhancing the flavors already in the mix, like this Lemon Supreme cake mix?

Lemons are my favorite food. I believe its fresh smell, juiciness, citrus flavor, and bright color are its best characteristics. Plus, it can be used in so many ways. You can even clean with it.

It’s the one ingredient I use daily. Not just a splash in my water but on fresh greens and now in my favorite treat:

These Lemon Cake Mix Cookies!

I made these for a Bake And Take our church hosted recently right before the holidays.

It’s where we gather together with our home-made cookies and package them up to distribute to local businesses and individuals in our community. The reason is to show them they are appreciated, and thought of. The smiles and surprising looks from the receivers make it all worth the effort.

That night, I noticed how most of the cookies looked all the same. They blended in together except for a few iced ones and these Lemon Cake Mix Cookies. That’s a good selling point for the lemon lovelies. Not only do they taste delicious but they stand out in a crowd and cause a mouth-watering effect to the beholder.


So let’s begin by emptying a box of lemon cake mix into a bowl and stirring in two eggs, 1/2 cup oil, the zest of a lemon, and some juice. That’s it! We’re halfway there!

A cookie sheet of spooned out batter.

Next, we spoon out a measured rounded teaspoon of batter onto a sheet of parchment paper-lined baking sheet. The smaller the better so I used an actual measuring teaspoon, at first, to get equal-sized cookies. Then bake at 350 degrees for about 10-12 minutes. Or, just until the edges start to brown.

After pulling them from the oven it’s time to dust them with powdered sugar and let them cool on a cooling rack.

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A cookie sheet of cooked cookies with powdered sugar.

Lemon Cake Mix Cookies

Only six simple ingredients to these easy, flavorful cookies made with fresh lemon and a boxed lemon cake mix.

  • Total Time: 17 minutes
  • Yield: 2 dozen 1x


  • 1  15.25-ounce lemon cake mix (I use Duncan Hines Lemon Supreme)
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 whole eggs
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 1  1/2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • Powdered sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Mix together in a large bowl with a spoon the cake mix, oil, eggs, lemon zest, and lemon juice just until well combined.
  3. Drop by a rounded measured teaspoonful 2 inches apart onto parchment paper-lined cookie sheets.
  4. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until the edges are lightly browned.
  5. Immediately dust with powdered sugar through a sieve.
  6. Let cool for a few minutes, then remove to cooling racks.


  • Break up lumps in cake mix before adding ingredients and mix batter until most of the lumps are gone.
  • The smaller this soft cookie is the better it holds up.
  • Author: Louisiana Woman
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 12 minutes
  • Category: Sweets, Desserts
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Lemon Cake Mix Cookies

See how easy?

Simple and deliciously bursting with flavor!

These lemon cookies cool quickly and package well, so be sure and make enough to share with your friends and neighbors. Let them know they are appreciated and thought of.

Pinterest Pin for Lemon Cake Mix Cookies.

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Narrator, of Scrooge: “And it was always said of him, that he knew how to keep Christmas well, if any man alive possessed the knowledge. May that be truly said of us, and all of us!’’

Charles Dickens

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