Sunday, January 8, 2012

Cake Mix Cookies (Lemon)

Now...I know not everyone is a fan of lemon-flavored things. If that's you *shame*...I recommend at least trying these cookies. They're not over-the-top lemon-y...just really refreshing. If nothing else...since they're made w/ a cake mix (cool, right?), you can basically pick your favorite flavor and go from there. I pretty much can't wait to try some other varieties.


-1 box of your favorite cake mix (lemon for me)
-1/3 cup milk (as I type this, I realize I only did 1/4 cup...hahaha. Oh well, they turned out just fine. Our secret, k?)
-1/4 cup margarine 
-1 egg
-powdered sugar

1. Wow...neon! really, all that's involved in this cookie prep is softening the margarine...and then combining the first 4 ingredients. Mix, mix, mix. It'll kind of ball up a warned,'s sticky.

2. Next, drop (1 inch) balls of the dough into powdered sugar. I will tell ya...I wasted a lot of powdered sugar on this recipe b/c I wasn't sure how much I needed. 1 cup is probably plenty...maybe even less. You'll just need enough to coat the dough balls (of course...these are so good, you might wish you'd made a double batch, in which case, you'll need more sugar.)

3. Bake at 375 degrees for 10-13 minutes (do not overbake). After having made these...I think I will stick to the lower end of baking time...makes for a chewier cookie.

*Yes, please!

I'm super-de-duper excited that I asked my
co-worker, Becky, for this recipe! Now I don't have to wait for another treat day @ work...I can whip up a batch any ol' time I want.



  1. Yummy! I have made those before. They are very good. I'll have to try the lemon sometime. -Nicole

  2. i've wanted to try these for a long time...they look tasty!

  3. Mmmmm! I love lemon...will definitely have to try these.

  4. Just made these for our Acts group tomorrow! They smell delicious!

  5. I'm embarrassed to admit how many times I've made these in the last two months! Now, I just get out a cake mix and Cloe does it all! She made strawberry lemonade cookies on Sunday! (half strawberry cake and half lemon cake smooshed together!) Such a good find! Thanks, Hilary!

    1. so happy you guys are enjoying them! the strawberry lemonade sounds delicious! :)