Monday, September 21, 2009

Easy Lemon Cookies

First things first...

Sorry I have been M.I.A. for so long (or at least it feels that way). I have missed you all! I just have been in a slump...partly because I keep making all these delicious treats, but have a crappy camera that doesn't do my meals/treats justice :o( But have no fear, I haven't forgotten my readers and I do have lots of great recipes I want to share with you all! (just don't judge me for my crappy photos!)
Now onto a recipe you will want to bookmark!

I love lemon. It is so refreshing! What I love even more ... baking with lemon!! I have seen different takes on the cake mix cookie around the blog world and was intrigued by it. After all, sometimes an easy recipe is just what we need in a pinch, isn't it!?! A friend of mine over at So Sinful, So Sweet, recently posted her take on the Cake Mix Cookie. I think what really caught my eye was the lemon glaze on top!

These cookies were so unbelievable! I really can't put it into words. I liked using fresh lemon juice better, I think it added more of a "bite" to every bite! :o) And the glaze...oh that glaze!!! Again the bitterness of the lemon juice combined with the sweetness of the powdered sugar would hit you at just the right moments and start a flavor party in your mouth! Man I want another!!! LOL Can you tell!?!? :o)

The cookies are seriously so easy! If you can open a box and crack and egg, then these cookies will be your new best friend! People wouldn't even be able to guess that you didn't labor for hours over them! I am actually going to try my hand at some other varieties and see how they turn out. Enjoy!!
Easy Lemon Cookies
(recipe adapted from So Sinful, So Sweet)

1 pkg. lemon cake mix
1 - 2 Tablespoons of freshly squeezed lemon juice **
1 egg
1/3 cup oil
**Start by adding 1 Tablespoon, if the batter doesn't combine add a little bit more at a time. Just until you are able to form the dough into balls. I found I needed more than 1, but less than 2 Tablespoons.**
For Glaze:
3 Tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 cup powdered sugar (or just enough to make your glaze smooth but not too thick)

Combine all ingredients into a bowl. Drop by teaspoons (1 inch balls), or use a small cookie scoop, onto an greased baking sheet.
Bake at 375 degrees for 8-10 minute, until the edges are slightly golden. Allow cookies to rest on the baking sheet for 1 minute. Remove and transferring to a cooling rack with parchment paper underneath.
Make a glaze by combining lemon juice and powdered sugar. Drizzle over cooled cookies.
Makes about 2 1/2 dozen cookies.


  1. Okay... if these are your "crappy" pictures, then I should never post another picture from my camera again. These pics are great!

    And these cookies look and sound fantastic. I love lemon and I should make these before summer really ends...

  2. Yummy lemon cookies... Thanks for sharing!

  3. Your pictures look great! I feel the same way about my pictures though, so I know what you mean but seriously these do look great!

  4. I really like the looks of yours...I've made the chocolate, but they weren't as pretty!

  5. I just made these. One batch with lemon and another batch with key limes. They are freakin awesome! Thanks so much for sharing the recipe!

  6. Wow! What a cheap and easy treat! I made the lemon and they turned out fantastic, and then I decided to use french vanilla cake mix and then combine cherry extract with powdered sugar for a tart cherry glaze. AMAZING! Thanks for this!

  7. Just made these in a walnut-carrot cake variety. Yum!

  8. Just made these cookies and hot damn, I cannot stop eating them! They are absolutely delicious and I recommend this recipe heartily to anyone who's on the fence about it. The lemon flavor is not overpowering, the texture is perfectly tender-chewy, and it is ridiculously easy to throw together. MAKE THESE RIGHT NOW!


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