Lemon Cake Cookies

The easiest and fastest way to get to springtime… with lemon cookies made straight from a cake mix!  You’ll never make chocolate chip cookies again!  (well maybe you will!)




  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Make sure if you aren’t using a nonstick cookie sheet like mine from Williams Sonoma you put down parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together cake mix, oil, eggs and lemon zest of 1 lemon until combined. Batter will be thick and sticky.
  3. Drop tablespoon full of batter on cookie sheet about 2 inches apart. (I use a 1/4c cookie scoop)
  4. Bake for 6-88 minutes. When you pull the cookies out of the oven, slap the cookie sheet down on the counter to bounce the cookies off the cookie sheet – this allows air to get under the cookies and help them set.  Let cool on wire rack. 
  5. For icing, mix together powdered sugar, lemon juice and milk. Once cookies cool, drizzle icing on top of cookies. For this step – I used 3 cups of powdered sugar, 1 lemon of juice, zest of 1 lemon and 1/4c of milk.  But I like my icing to set fast and be really thick!