Recipe By Lissa
Published Apr 6th
Prep - Cook - Additional - Ready In -
Servings 3 dozen cookies Calories 87.1

The basic cake mix cookie with a twist.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 (18.25 ounce) package lemon cake mix
  • 2 eggs
  • ⅓ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon lemon extract
  • ⅓ cup confectioners' sugar for decoration

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. 2 Pour cake mix into a large bowl. Stir in eggs, oil, and lemon extract until well blended. Drop teaspoonfuls of dough into a bowl of confectioners' sugar. Roll them around until they're lightly covered. Once sugared, put them on an ungreased cookie sheet.
  3. 3 Bake for 6 to 9 minutes in the preheated oven. The bottoms will be light brown, and the insides chewy.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 87.1
  • Carbohydrate 11.6 g
  • Cholesterol 14 mg
  • Fat 4 g
  • Fiber 0.1 g
  • Protein 1.2 g
  • Saturated Fat 0.9 g
  • Sodium 106.7 mg
  • Sugar 7.4 g
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  1. Wonderful easy recipe! For an extra lemon "bite", double the lemon extract and add 1 tsp of lemon rind. Superb!!!
  2. Very easy and versatile, too. My husband did a cookie exchange at his workplace (guess who made the cookies). I made lemon, strawberry (used strawberry extract instead of lemon) and carrot cake (used 1/8 tsp of ground ginger and a tsp of vanilla). Oh, and I did cook mine for 10 minutes. I guess ovens - Read more ...
  3. My husband and I loved these. I used 1 Tbsp lemon juice in place of the lemon extract, much better flavor. If you prefer a crisper cookie push the ball down a little before baking and bake them till browned. Yum!
  4. My hubby loved them! I used 1 tbsp of lemon juice and some lemon zest instead of lemon extract. They were really moist and delicious. UPDATE: I made these again and refrigerated the dough for about 24 hours before I made the cookies. The dough was easier to handle after being in the frig- not - Read more ...
  5. I thought these were just okay. The good: great texture, very chewy, and practically no effort to make. The bad: couldn't get past the "fruit loops" taste from the boxed lemon mix even after I added 2T of pure lemon juice. Maybe I'll try a white cake mix and add lots of real lemon juice.
  6. These are delicious and so simple!! My grandmother, who bakes for everyone else but rarely eats her own goodies just loves these. Let them turn just golden on the edges and they turn out great. I have also used this recipe ratio to create other kinds of cookies - basically any cake mix with 2 - Read more ...
  7. I have used this recipe several times and it is always a hit - so, thanks Lissa. I did have to lower the oven to 350 and cooked for 11 min. You can use any flavor box mix. I did one with orange cake mix and lots of orange zest. Another one was yellow cake - Read more ...
  8. Easy to make, yes, but they really needed more lemon flavor. I added extra lemon extract and lemon zest, and they still were just "sweet" not "tangy". I would add at least 1 1/2 tsp lemon zest and 2 tsp lemon extract! Chill to make the dough less sticky before scooping into balls. On a - Read more ...
  9. I didn't have any lemon extract, so used 1 package of unsweetened lemonade flavored Kool-aid, and the flavor just POPS in your mouth!! Definitely added a nice lemony tang! Also, since powdered sugar has a lower burn point that granulated, I put the cookies on the sheets (I use parchment paper) and just dusted the - Read more ...

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