Have you tried making cake mix cookies yet? They are super popular right now and with good reason! All you need is cake mix, eggs and oil to make the easiest cookie recipe ever. You can make this recipe with a variety of cake mixes depending on the flavor of cookies you are interested in. Since I love a tart lemon cookie, we made these cookies using lemon cake mix. So if you don't have time for baking cookies from scratch, try these Lemon Cake Mix Cookies.
Why these lemon cake mix cookies are awesome
- Just 3 ingredients!
- Bake in just 10 minutes
- Makes crinkly and soft cookies
- 15.25 ounces lemon flavored cake mix
- canola oil
- frosting (optional)
How to make easy lemon cookies with cake mix
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, add the lemon cake mix, oil, and two eggs.
Mix until combined. This recipe is super easy, so it is a great one for kids to help with.
Scoop by rounded tablespoonful onto a parchment covered cookie sheet. You should be able to fit 12 cookies onto a standard sized cookie sheet.
Bake the lemon crinkle cookies with cake mix for 10-12 minutes at 350 degrees. Don't you just love how the tops get all crinkly?
After you remove the 3 ingredient lemon cookies from the oven, let them cool for a few minutes and then move them to a baking rack to cool.
You can enjoy these lemon crinkle cookies with cake mix as is, or you can add a dusting of powdered sugar on top. It just makes them look so pretty!
You can also serve these topped with frosting. We used premade vanilla frosting and it was a delicious addition to these cookies made with cake mix. We couldn't decide the best way to enjoy these, so we left some plain, frosted some, and sprinkled powdered sugar on the others. You can't go wrong either way!
Lemon Cake Mix Cookies
- 1 box lemon cake mix 15.25 oz
- ⅓ cup vegetable oil
- 2 eggs
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Pour the lemon cake mix into a large bowl.
- Add in ⅓ cup of oil.
- Add 2 eggs to the bowl.
- Mix until all the ingredients have been thoroughly combined.
- Use a tablespoon to scoop out the cookie dough and place the cookie dough on the cookie sheet a few inches apart.
- Bake for 10-12 minutes. You’ll want to remove these before they completely firm up.
- After you remove the cookies from the oven, let them cool for a few minutes and then move them to a baking rack to cool.
Frequently asked questions
It is so easy! You don't need to have a bunch of ingredients on hand since most of them are already included in the cake mix. Plus, most cake mix cookies cook up in 9-11 minutes.
A general rule of thumb is to add ½ cup of oil and 2 eggs. From there you can add other mix-ins.
You can store these in an air tight container for up to five days.
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These look so yummy and delicious. I'll try this. Thanks for all instructions❤️.
Lemon biscuits are always a favourite and so easy too!
I love any kind of lemon dessert, and these look delicious.
This is such a brilliant idea for cookies from cake box! So easy and quickly made. Saving this for the weekend!