Easy frosted lemon cake mix cookies are topped with a delicious lemon frosting. They come together in minutes and taste delish!
We have a few lemon cookie recipes on the site including our original Lemon Cookies, and even our Lemon Sugar Cookies. All of them are great, but we especially love how easy this frosted lemon cake mix cookies recipe is!
for the lemon lovers
They are yummy AND really easy to make. You use a cake mix out of a box, which makes the recipe nice and quick (our kind of dessert).
If you are a lemon fan, then you’ll definitely love this cookie with the frosting that has a touch of lemon as well.
And if you REALLY want to kick it up a notch, you could even add lemon zest, nuts, or white chocolate curls along with the frosting.
frosted lemon cookies
PREP. Preheat oven to 375.
COOKIES. In a large bowl, beat cake mix, butter, shortening and egg until well combined. Using cookie scoop, scoop onto a greased cookie sheet.
BAKE. Bake for 9-11 minutes. Let cool completely.
LEMON FROSTING. Mix butter, powdered sugar, milk, vanilla, almond extract and lemon juice (optional) until well combined. Add more milk or powdered sugar depending on the consistency you like.
TIPS and storing
Line the pan with parchment paper to avoid cookies sticking.
To get a rounder, fluffier cookie, let the dough refrigerate at least 30 minutes. This will keep them from spreading as much
If you want to make the dough in advance, refrigerate dough up to a day ahead of baking. Or, freeze dough balls for up to 3 months.
STORE unfrosted cookies at room temperature for several days. If they are frosted, keep in an airtight container in the fridge for 5-7 days. FREEZE baked (unfrosted) cookies for 3 months or longer. Defrost at room temp and add icing before serving.
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Frosted Lemon Cookies Recipe
- 1 box lemon cake mix
- ⅓ cup butter softened
- ¼ cup shortening
- 1 egg
- Preheat oven to 375.
- In a large bowl, beat cake mix, butter, shortening and egg until well combined.
- Using cookie scoop, scoop onto a greased cookie sheet.
- Bake for 9-11 minutes. Let cool completely.
- For frosting, mix butter, powdered sugar, milk, vanilla, almond extract and lemon juice (optional) until well combined. Add more milk or powdered sugar depending on the consistency you like.
Recipe adapted from Betty Crocker.