Lemon cake cookies are quick, easy to make, and so delicious! Using lemon cake mix these cookies are refreshing, soft, and fluffy!
These are hands down my favorite lemon cake mix cookies. Everyone who tries them has to have the recipe!
They are sweet, lemony, and dusted in powdered sugar!
Perfect to give you all those wonderful Spring feelings all in a lemon crinkle cookie form!
Ever wonder what to do with lots of lemons?
Besides making these delicious cookies, try my, lemon meringue pie, fresh lemonade, lemon cake, lemon bars and even some candied lemon peels!
Recently I’ve shared a few other cookies from cake mix recipes (Carrot Cake Cookies, Red Velvet Cookies, Soft Gingerbread Cookies) and I just couldn’t help myself- I had to share my absolute favorite cake mix cookie.
Hope you love them as much as I do!
How to make lemon cookies from cake mix?:
- Melt your butter
- Add butter, cake mix, eggs, zest, and lemon juice in a bowl and mix until combined.
- Roll each cookie in powdered sugar then place on parchment lined baking sheet.
- Bake for 9-11 minutes.
How to store lemon cake cookies:
Store cookies in an airtight container. They will last for week if so!
Are these meyer lemon crinkle cookies?
They are if you use meyer lemons for the zest and juice. That simple!
Do I have to roll them in powdered sugar?
Powdered sugar gives the cookie a nice crinkle cookie effect.
However, it isn’t necessary for a delicious cookie and you can even whip up some lemon frosting (make some vanilla buttercream and add lemon extract to it) for an over the top lemon cookie!
Any way you make these lemon cake mix cookies will be great!
Originally, I tried making these cookies in the 3-2-1 lemon cookie way- where you combine 3 eggs, 2 packages cake mix, whipped topping, and 1 cup of powdered sugar. And that resulted in very flat cookies.
So, I figured I’d remove the whipped topping and tweak a few more things with the recipe- and you know what?
I love my version even more!
These cookies have just the right amount of lemony flavor, are so easy to make, and really are so delicious!
Let me know how you like these super easy lemon cookies and if you want to see more cookies like this!
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Easy Lemon Cake Cookies
- 1 box Lemon Cake Mix
- 2 eggs
- ⅓ cup butter melted or ⅓ cup vegetable oil
- 1-2 cups powdered sugar
- Zest from 1 lemon
- Juice from 1 lemon
- Preheat oven to 350°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a large bowl combine the lemon cake mix, eggs, melted butter, lemon zest, and lemon juice. (1 box lemon cake mix, 2 eggs, ⅓ cup melted butter, zest from one lemon, juice from one lemon)1 box Lemon Cake Mix, 2 eggs, ⅓ cup butter, Zest from 1 lemon, Juice from 1 lemon
- Scoop out dough into balls and roll in powdered sugar.1-2 cups powdered sugar
- Place on prepared baking sheet.
- Bake for 9* minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool.
Post updated on 12/20/21
Can I switch out the cake mix? Substituting a strawberry cake or a chocolate cake mix?
Absolutely! I've made carrot cake cookies and red velvet cookies using those types of mixes and they turned out delicious!
Can these be frozen?
I have never tried to freeze the, so I don't know. So sorry!
Colleen/Owner of The Tin Can Company
Thank you, thank you for taking the time to create and post this recipe. This is the only one out there I could find that uses the mix. THESE ARE SO DELICIOUS!!! We have a candle subscription box and we included these with this months candle-Lemonade Stand. They were the perfect little touch to give our subscribers. We always appreciate yummy treats that can be made quickly. Thank you again. We are grateful:)
Yay! I am so glad you enjoy them and what a fun treat for your box!