Lemon Cake Mix Cookies

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These lemon cake mix cookies are so easy, even kids can make these! It’s a simple cookie recipe that uses minimal ingredients for a delicious end result!

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I love making cake mix recipes. They’re so easy and straightforward. It’s a great time to get kids involved in the kitchen and there’s very little chance of errors ruining the final product. In the past I’ve shared my strawberry soda cake mix recipe, give that a try as well!

A top down look at a stack of the finished cookies.

Here is what you will need to make these lemon cookies at home:

Right now when we’re avoiding tons of extra grocery store trips or when we’re looking for an easy recipe that doesn’t have a bunch of complicated ingredients it’s recipes like this that make me so happy. Hopefully, you feel the same way.

A stack of perfectly baked lemon cookies on a platter ready to be served.

For this recipe we will need a box of white cake mix, some lemon zest and juice, eggs, and vegetable oil. These are things I usually have on hand which means I can make a batch of these tasty cookies when the mood / cravings strike!

Make sure you are using a 15.25 ounce box of cake mix, or as close as possible. If not the liquid/flour ratio will be off and they consistency won’t hold up for making cookies.

A side view of the perfectly baked lemon cake mix cookies ready to be shared.

Another helpful tip is to use parchment lined baking sheets or silicone baking mats. This will keep the cookies from sticking and make them easier to remove to a cooling rack!

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How to make lemon cake mix cookies:

Now we get to the fun part! Making these lemon cake mix cookies is as easy as mixing everything up and baking! The recipe makes about 24 cookies, you can double the recipe very easily as well if you want to make a batch to share!

Top down view of a stack of ready to eat lemon cake mix cookies.

To start we need to combine everything except the lemon juice and zest in a large bowl and mix! Add the lemon juice and zest last and mix them just until they’re combined.

Place the bowl into the refrigerator for about 10 minutes before spooning the mixture onto baking sheets. I would leave them in there a little longer if you can, it helps to let the batter set up so it’s stiff enough to form cookies!

Featured image showing the finished lemon cake mix cookies ready to be shared and enjoyed.

After the batter is cooled down you can spoon it out onto baking sheets, bake the cookies at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 12 minutes or until edges start to turn golden brown.

If you like, when they’re done you can sprinkle them with a little bit of powdered sugar for a beautiful and sweet finish!

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Looking for even more delicious dessert recipes?

Look no further, we’ve got you covered. My favorite is this chocolate pudding cake, along with the apple fritters. Nutella cookies are always a fan favorite in our house as well as the chocolate covered strawberry cheesecake dessert!

You can always find some amazing fudge recipes here too. Everything from unicorn rainbow fudge to butterfinger crunch fudge!

Printable Lemon Cake Mix Cookies Recipe:

Yield: 24 Cookies

Lemon Cake Mix Cookies

Lemon Cake Mix Cookies

These lemon cake mix cookies are so easy, even kids can make these! It's a simple cookie recipe that uses minimal ingredients for a delicious end result!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cooling Time 20 minutes
Baking Time 12 minutes
Total Time 37 minutes


  • 1 (15.25 oz) box white cake mix
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 large lemon (zest & juice)


  1. In a large bowl combine the cake mix, eggs, and vegetable oil.
  2. Then add the juice and zest of 1 large lemon.
  3. Mix all ingredients until well combined.
  4. Refrigerate for at least 10 minutes and then spoon onto a baking sheet.
  5. Bake at 350 for about 11-13 minutes or until edges start to turn golden brown.
  6. Optional, sprinkle with a little sugar before serving.

Nutrition Information:


24 Cookies

Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 61Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 23mgSodium: 19mgCarbohydrates: 2gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 1g

I am not a medical expert. These calculations are provided as a courtesy.

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