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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days.
Cookies spread a good bit, so make sure there's plenty of room between cookies. Use a second baking sheet if necessary.