Lemon Cookies Recipe

Hi, my name is Lisa and I am The Bearfoot Baker and I live and work at a Christian Camp for kids. I have one of the best jobs in the world! I get to go horseback riding, get bounced off the blob, fish, swim, hike, and (the best part) play with kids all day!

Another great part of my job is meeting and talking to the many, many volunteers that come and help. They work hard to make sure the hundreds of children that come here have one of the best experiences of their lives. One of those volunteers is Nurse Susan. She is amazing and makes the best lemon cookies I have ever had the pleasure to eat. I want to share her recipe with you today.

Nurse Susan's Lemon Cookies Recipe #lemon #cookies

Recipe: Nurse Susan’s Lemon Cookies

Cookies:
one box lemon cake mix
2 eggs
1/3 cup oil
Directions: Mix , Roll into 1 inch balls (when baked they will be about 2 1/2″) and place on a lightly greased cookie sheet. Use the bottom of a drinking glass to flatten slightly. Bake at 375 degrees until the top starts to crack 6-7min. cool and frost with lemon icing.

Icing:

4 cups of confectioners’ sugar
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
3 tablespoons of water/
1 lemon, zested
Mix until smooth. Spoon over cookies when the cookies have cooled. Store the left over icing in the refrigerator.

NOTE: I placed my cookies on a baking rack to spoon on the icing. The icing will drip off so you might want to place a piece of parchment under to catch the drops.

Makes about 30 cookies.

Thank you Kristyn so much for being here today! I had a great time!

Happy Creating!

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Don’t these look delish?! My husband loves Lemon anything, so I know he’ll be putting in a request for these!

Thanks, Lisa!

Be sure to go to The Bearfoot Baker for more fun projects from Lisa, and

for more information about her please go HERE.

ENJOY!

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  1. 1

    My husband will love these. He will eat lemon right off the tree is he could. Thanks for sharing the perfect summer cookie.
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  2. 2

    Oh YUM!! I love all things lemon too! Can’t wait to try these!

  3. 3

    These look delicious and I love your photos! Thanks for sharing :)
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  4. 4

    these look yummy!! My father-in-law loves lemon desserts, can’t wait to bake these for him!
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  5. 5

    These cookies are perfect for summer. They look mouth-watering and delicious!
    Sue {munchkin munchies} recently posted..Double~Decker Necktie CookiesMy Profile

  6. 6

    I LOVE lemon anything!! Thank you for sharing this!

  7. 7

    I made these last night for our Relay For Life fundraiser at work. They were a huge hit! Delicious!!! Thank you!

  8. 8

    My daughter just finished baking these for us tonight. Very tasty!
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  9. 9

    I just made these and they are fabulous! Thanks for the great recipe!!
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  10. 10

    I make something similar to this in a lemon crackle-cookie. Roll the raw cookie balls in powdered sugar and bake. They come out gorgeous and people rave over them. they are even better the next day. I love the idea of the glaze! Thanks for the idea.

  11. 11

    I’m not a fan of lemon-
    But these were delish! (made for my mother(: )
    My only complaint was that the frosting recipe would of been far too large…(just measured everything in half, no worries(: ) but, as instructed you just store for later(:

  12. 12

    I am assuming these come out soft…My husband likes his cookies more crispy…any suggestions to make them crispy?

  13. 13

    I just tried to make this it was so sticky I couldn’t rool it into a ball if I wanted to. I used 1 box lemon cake mix and 1/3c. oil, and two eggs, I salvage the mix I went ahead and added another egg water and oil and made cupcakes. I think there has been something left out of the recipe???

    • 14

      I agree! I tried making them soooo sticky and gooey, I couldn’t roll. I didn’t make a lot of cookies because I had to keep washing the batter off my fingers from trying to roll it. They tasted good though. I am just curious to what I did different than what everybody else did. I followed the recipe exactly. Please give suggestions on what we can do for next time, thank you.

      • 15

        Try refrigerating them first for a couple of hours before rolling. I make Paula Deen’s Gooey CHocolate Butter Cookie s (from a cake mix), and she calls for chilling which makes it easier to roll them – much less sticky gooey mess.

  14. 16
    Monica Williams :

    This looks wonderful! Does the icing harden or stay sticky??

  15. 17

    these look delicious. but i was wondering…why do you use a cake mix? it just takes some flour, baking powder or soda, sugar and some lemon zest and juice.
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  16. 18

    I made these. They were a hit and I love how easy they were to make!

  17. 20

    Just made these and they are amazing! Really easy to make too.

  18. 22

    Just made these tonight with my hubby. YUM!!! Dough stuck to glass so I just used fingers to flatten. Icing left over so I will just get another box of cake mix.


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