Lemon Cookies Recipe

Cookies · June 3, 2012

Nurse Susan's Lemon Cookies Recipe! So lemony and delicious!!

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.

Recipe: Nurse Susan’s Lemon Cookies


Nurse Susan's Lemon Cookies Recipe! So lemony and delicious!!

one box lemon cake mix
2 eggs
1/3 cup oil
Nurse Susan's Lemon Cookies Recipe! So lemony and delicious!!

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.

Nurse Susan's Lemon Cookies Recipe! So lemony and delicious!!

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.

Nurse Susan's Lemon Cookies Recipe! So lemony and delicious!!

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

Happy Creating!


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

Thanks, Lisa!

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Lemon Cookies - these cookies are seriously irresistible! This recipe includes real lemon juice and lemon zest, along with a delicious lemon glaze on top! SO GOOD!!

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Karri Reiser

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

Dezi A

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

Taryn @ Design, Dining + Diapers

These look delicious and I love your photos! Thanks for sharing 🙂

Lizy B

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

Sue {munchkin munchies}

These cookies are perfect for summer. They look mouth-watering and delicious!


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

Lisa Lisa

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

Michele C

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


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


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.


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(:


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


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???


    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.


      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.

Monica Williams

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

Angie Evan

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.


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


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

    Lil' Luna

    Thanks for stopping by, Robyn! So glad they were a hit. 🙂

Kathy N.

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.


These come out awesome! I have made them twice, now. The first time I didn’t do the icing, and they were still really good! Today I made them again, and made the icing (a half batch), and they were really good, as well! Easy, too! I noticed that different cake mix brands have less mix, so check the oz. amounts on the box. I recommend using brands with more, and perhaps that will solve the problem some ppl were having w/ sticky batter. The batter should roll easily.


I just mixed the dough and it is really runny. I couldn’t possibly roll it into balls, so I guess I will add additional flour to make it less runny. Anyone else have this problem ?


These have high sugar content so the cookie sheet in the upper part of the oven had more browned cookie tops. Better to bake two sheets in the middle of the oven and watch them so they don’t turn brown on top.
I eyeballed the frosting contents and started with 1.5 cupps of Confectioner sugar, about a teaspoon of oil, zest and juice from one lemon and about a tablespoon of water. It was plenty enough to cover the 28 cookies. I don’t want to make a bunch of leftover frosting to keep in the fridge. They taste great !


Delicious recipe! But what can I make for the topping dry out?


i just now took these out of the oven, and oh my. So good. My Husband doesn’t rave much about anything but he can’t say enough bout these!!!!

    Lil' Luna

    So glad they’re a hit!! Thanks for stopping by!! 😀


I have made these cookies a few times now and wanted to add that they are a perfect consistency for a cookie press!


These cookies were a big hit. I left them in the oven a few minutes longs and they did not need the icing.

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