These easy lemon cake mix cookies are some of our new favorite cookies! They’re gooey, sweet, and so delicious. You wouldn’t think cookies from cake mix could taste so good, but they are some of my favorites. These Lemon Cake Mix Cookies are done in less than 30 minutes, so they are a perfect dessert when you are short on time.
These lemon cookies made with cake mix are perfect for when you want some homemade cookies but don’t want to spend too much time in the kitchen. With it being summer. the last place I want to be is stuck in the kitchen.
How do you make cookies from a cake mix?
Cake mix cookies are relatively easy to make. You only need a few ingredients, a good mixer, and a cookie sheet to get started.
By the way, you can also make cookies from a brownie mix.
The biggest decision will be choosing which cake mix you want to use for your cookies. We’ve made these so many times, so I am going to share a few tips and tricks with you.
Lemon cake mix cookies are one of my favorite Spring time cookies to make. To make these lemon crinkle cookies you will want to grab a pre-made Lemon flavored cake mix. The trick for the best cake mix cookies is not to grab just any kind of cake mix.
When choosing my cake mixes for cookies, I always opt for the packages that say they are “super moist” or something along those lines. I want my cookies to be big, fluffy, moist, and chewy, and I find that those moist cake mixes will help with all of the above. I love to use Betty Crocker, but you can use any moist cake mix you want.
If you’re in the mood for quick and easy, you might also enjoy this 2 Ingredient Fudge.
Only 3 Ingredients
- cake mix – the trick is to get a super moist or ultra moist cake mix
- eggs – allow them to get to room temperature
- vegetable oil
Optional: Grab some powdered sugar to top the dough for even more sweet flavor.
How to Make Lemon Cake Mix Cookies
MIX: Mix together to cake mix, room temperature eggs, and vegetable oil. Before creating the cookies, cover the bowl and place the dough into the refrigerator for 15-20 minutes so the dough will be easier to manipulate and roll.
Scoop: Remove the dough from the refrigerator and use a large cookie scoop to scoop out the dough. Scoop the dough for the cookies and place them on a prepared baking sheet, about 3 inches apart.
Bake: Bake the cookies in the preheated oven for about 7-10 minutes or until the edges just start turning a golden brown. Allow the cookies to cool for a few minutes before moving them over to a cooling rack. This is also the perfect time to add a little powdered sugar if desired.
These lemon cake mix cookies are the perfect starter recipe for kids! If you have a mini chef in your family that is just dying to help, these cake mix cookies are perfect to get them started.
Lemon Cake Mix Cookies FAQs
How long should I bake cake mix cookies?
It only takes a few minutes to mix all of the ingredients together. Baking the cake mix cookies typically only takes 7-10 minutes. This is the best part of the recipe. Other than eating them, of course! Don’t overcook the cookies. Once the edges start to brown, they are ready to be removed from the oven.
How do I prevent the bottoms of the cookies from browning?
Prepare your baking sheet with parchment paper to help prevent the bottoms of the cookies from browning.
How do I make my cookies more flavorful?
Consider adding lemon zest to the cookie dough to make them even more flavorful. You can also consider adding a tsp of lemon juice to the dough before placing it into the refrigerator.
Can I freeze cake mix cookies?
These cookies are perfect for freezing! Make a large batch and allow the cookies to cool normally. Once they have cooled completely, place them into an airtight freezer safe container and store them in the freezer for up to 3 months.
To reheat the cookies, allow them to thaw at room temperature for a couple of hours and then cover them with a paper towel and heat them in the microwave for 5-8 seconds to get them slightly warm.
Everyone loves lemon. With such few ingredients and not a lot of prep involved – these cake mix cookies are perfect for the beginner chef in your family! Not to mention they’ll LOVE that they were able to help you bake dessert.
I hope you enjoy this simple dessert recipe as much as our family does! I typically have to make 2 batches in order to make everyone satisfied.
Need more Cake Mix Cookies?
The sky is the limit when it comes to making cake mix cookies. Just choose the flavor cake mix you want and in less than 10 minutes you will have cake mix cookies.
We hope you enjoy your cake mix cookies! We have a few more cookie recipes you might also enjoy:
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Lemon Cake Mix Cookies
- 2 eggs
- 1/3 cup vegetable oil
- 1 box lemon cake mix
- Preheat the oven to 375F. In a mixing bowl, mix the eggs, vegetable oil, and cake mix. The dough will be thick and you may want to add a little water to make it easier to work with. Add a teaspoon at a time until you have the desired thickness. Place the dough into the fridge for 15 minutes.
- Use a medium sized cookie scoop to drop the dough onto a prepared cookie sheet. This recipe will make approximately 24 cookies.
- Bake in the oven for 7-10 minutes, or until edges start to lightly brown. Serve and enjoy!
- Use any of your favorite “super moist” cake mixes for this recipe. Our favorites are chocolate, funfetti, and lemon cake mixes.
- Store in an airtight container in a cool place for up to 3 days. (If you have any leftover!)
- FREEZE: Allow the cookies to completely cool and then freeze any leftover cookies in an airtight container for up to 3 months. Reheat by allowing them to thaw at room temperature for 2 hours and then microwave for a few seconds to warm them before eating.