Lemon Crinkle Cake Mix Cookies

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Cake Mix Cookies

Sometimes, I like playing with cake mix. It doesn’t happen that often as I am a big believer in from scratch cooking, but when it does it’s usually a retro recipe. I’m not sure where lemon crinkle cake mix cookies come into play for the whole “retro” bit, but they encapsulate two things that I love : cake mix cookies and lemon.

Big lover of the lemon over here, for sure. And cake mix cookies are just FUN to make.

How To Make Cake Mix Cookies

  • Preheat oven to 375 °F.
  • Pour cake mix into a large bowl. Mix in the eggs, oil,lemon zest and lemon juice until combined.
  • Drop by large teaspoonfuls into a bowl of confectioners’ sugar. Roll the cookies around until they’re lightly covered.
  • Place on a parchment lined cookie sheet.
  • Bake for 6 to 9 minutes in the preheated oven. You want the bottoms to be light brown.
  • Store in a sealed container.

stack of Lemon Crinkle Cake Cookies in a white bowl with red prints, fresh lemon beside it

These are most likely a recipe from a boxed cake mix company, Betty Crocker or the like and quite possibly a vintage one. When I came across it I knew right away that I wanted to bake them up and start feeling like spring was here. Lemon is one of those bright flavours that we associate with Easter and spring and coming out of our winter hibernation.

Cake Mix Cookies Tips and Tricks

  • This recipe is specifically for lemon with the addition of the zest and juice, but the basic recipe without those two ingredients works for most flavours of cake mixes
  • You don’t want to over bake these! You will see that you can barely see any brown on my cookies, cake mix cookies aren’t good when browned too much

White printed bowl with stack of Cake Mix Cookies sprinkled with powdered sugar

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These lemon crinkle cookies are light, lemony and oh-so chewy. The whole family absolutely loved them – even Mr Magpie, who’s not usually a lemon lover. I also discovered that lemon crinkle cookies taste even better the next day after being in a sealed container. Ooooh yes. They are perfection when you leave then for a day!

Happy baking babes!

Love,

Karlynn

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Lemon Crinkle Cake Mix Cookies

Easy and delicious, these lemon crinkle cake mix cookies are going to be a new favourite of yours!
5 from 2 votes
White printed bowl with stack of Cake Mix Cookies sprinkled with powdered sugar
Prep Time
5 minutes
Cook Time
9 minutes
Total Time
14 minutes
Course
Dessert
Cuisine
American
Servings
24
Calories
115
Author
Karlynn Johnston

Ingredients

  • one 18.25 ounces package lemon cake mix
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oi
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar for rolling and decorating

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Pour cake mix into a large bowl. Mix in the eggs, oil,lemon zest and lemon juice until well blended. Drop by large teaspoonfuls into a bowl of confectioners' sugar. Roll the cookies around until they're lightly covered.
  3. Place on a parchment lined cookie sheet.
  4. Bake for 6 to 9 minutes in the preheated oven. You want the bottoms to be light brown.

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Nutrition Information

Calories: 115kcal, Carbohydrates: 18g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 4g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 13mg, Sodium: 170mg, Potassium: 15mg, Sugar: 9g, Vitamin A: 20IU, Vitamin C: 0.6mg, Calcium: 50mg, Iron: 0.5mg

All calories and info are based on a third party calculator and are only an estimate. Actual nutritional info will vary with brands used, your measuring methods, portion sizes and more.

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Karlynn Johnston

I’m a busy mom of two, wife & cookbook author who loves creating fast, fresh meals for my little family on the Canadian prairies. Karlynn Facts: I'm allergic to broccoli. I've never met a cocktail that I didn't like. I would rather burn down my house than clean it. Most of all, I love helping YOU get dinner ready because there's nothing more important than connecting with our loved ones around the dinner table!

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  1. Michele says

    Went to make these cookies then discovered that Betty Crocker cake mix can’t be used as it’s only a 15.25 oz mix. Would definitely cause cookie failure. Will pick up a brand that is the required 18.25 oz.5 stars

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