Lemon Cake Mix Cookies

Cecelia Huddleston


My son loves lemon so I decided to give these cookies a try. This recipe is a keeper.

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1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1 stick (8 tablespoons) cold butter, cubed
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon clear or regular imitation vanilla extract
2 teaspoons lemon extract
1 box lemon cake mix
1/3 cup powdered sugar


1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
3-4 tablespoons half & half
1 teaspoon lemon extract
3-4 drops yellow food color
edible glitter, colored sprinkles or colored sugar, optional

How to Make Lemon Cake Mix Cookies


  • 1Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper. In a mixing bowl, with an electric mixer, beat cream cheese and butter until creamy. Beat in egg and vanilla and lemon extracts. Gradually, add the cake mix.
  • 2Pour 1/3 cup powdered sugar in a small bowl. Using a cookie scoop or a tablespoon, drop rounded amounts of dough, roll in powdered sugar and place on cookie sheets. Bake 10-12 minutes or until edges begin to lightly brown. Leave cookies on cookie sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire rack. Glaze warm cookies.
  • 3Lemon Glaze: In small bowl, combine powdered sugar, half & half and lemon extract. Stir in food coloring. Drizzle over cookies. If desired, IMMEDIATELY before glaze begins to set, decorate. Makes 3 dozen.

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About Lemon Cake Mix Cookies

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: American