Easy Lemon Cake Mix Cookies #SpringSweetsWeek

5-Ingredient Easy Lemon Cake Mix Cookies are soft and taste like spring. Done in under 30 minutes, stash this recipe for last minute entertaining, unexpected potlucks, or for when your sweet tooth strikes.

Disclaimer: This post is sponsored in conjunction with #SpringSweetsWeek. I received product samples from sponsor companies to help in the creation of the #SpringSweetsWeek recipes. All opinions are mine alone.

5-Ingredient Easy Lemon Cake Mix Cookies are soft and taste like spring. Done in under 30 minutes, stash this recipe for last minute entertaining, unexpected potlucks, or for when your sweet tooth strikes.


When you think about spring, what do you think about? 

I think about budding trees, bright purple and yellow flowers, sitting outside with a cool breeze still blowing and the sun shining. I think about the start of fresh local produce and lighter meals – fruits and fruity flavors, lots of salads, the beginning of grilling.

It’s the colors and the light, fruity flavor that makes this cookie a springtime cookie, for me. A little extra food coloring to make the cookies pop (my daughter would have gone bonkers if I made these in red or pink) and a soft, sweet lemony flavor. These cookies are ridiculously easy and have the best, super soft consistency. Semi-homemade with a cake mix base, they’re quick and easy to whip up, and make just enough for a day or two, for when that sweet tooth strikes.

5-Ingredient Easy Lemon Cake Mix Cookies are soft and taste like spring. Done in under 30 minutes, stash this recipe for last minute entertaining, unexpected potlucks, or for when your sweet tooth strikes.

Recipe Notes:

    • I used Adams Extract lemon extract and food coloring in this recipe. While the food coloring is optional, I really like Adams Extract Food Colors (aka Natural Colors), as it’s made from vegetables juices and spices instead of artificial dyes. Because of this, you’ll use a little more than you might expect – I used about 1/4-1/3 of the yellow bottle for this recipe. Just be sure to refrigerate after opening.

Don’t forget to check out the other Spring Sweets my friends are sharing, directly below. There’s also a giveaway for this event. You can enter in the Rafflecopter at the bottom of this post. If you’d like more details on prizes, the descriptions and photos are here

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5-Ingredient Easy Lemon Cake Mix Cookies are soft and taste like spring. Done in under 30 minutes, stash this recipe for last minute entertaining, unexpected potlucks, or for when your sweet tooth strikes.

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5-Ingredient Easy Lemon Cake Mix Cookies are soft and taste like spring. Done in under 30 minutes, stash this recipe for last minute entertaining, unexpected potlucks, or for when your sweet tooth strikes.

Easy Lemon Cake Mix Cookies

5-Ingredient Easy Lemon Cake Mix Cookies are soft and taste like spring. Done in under 30 minutes, stash this recipe for last minute entertaining, unexpected potlucks, or for when your sweet tooth strikes.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 230 kcal
Author Liz

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbs. confectioners sugar
  • 1 box lemon cake mix
  • 1/3 c. canola oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 tsp. lemon extract
  • yellow food coloring (optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside. Place confectioners sugar into a small, shallow bowl and set aside.

  2. In a medium bowl, add cake mix, oil, eggs, lemon extract and yellow food coloring. Use a rubber spatula and stir to combine, making sure that no cake mix remains at the bottom of the bowl.

  3. Use a 1 1/2 Tbs. cookie scoop to portion out dough into equal proportions. Roll gently in clean hands to form a ball. Roll ball in confectioners sugar and set on a baking sheet. Repeat with remaining cookie dough.

  4. Gently press the top of each cookie with your palm, flattening it a bit. Bake about 12 minutes, until cookies are starting to brown on the bottom and are crinkling on top. Remove from oven and allow to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before moving to a wire rack to store completely.

  5. Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days.

Recipe Notes

Cookies spread a good bit, so make sure there's plenty of room between cookies. Use a second baking sheet if necessary. 

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5-Ingredient Easy Lemon Cake Mix Cookies are soft and taste like spring. Done in under 30 minutes, stash this recipe for last minute entertaining, unexpected potlucks, or for when your sweet tooth strikes.

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