Lemon Cookies

Soft and Simple Lemon Cookies are a favorite with everyone. The butter, cream cheese and powdered sugar in this Lemon Cake Mix Cookie make them melt in your mouth and so irresistible.

Lemon Cake Cookies

Remember how I’m a lemon convert?! I haven’t always loved lemon-y treats, but I’m obsessed these days and thought it would be fun to try a Lemon version of our Gooey Butter Cookies and make some delicious Lemon Cookies.

Knowing just how much we love our Gooey Cookies, we knew a lemon version would be amazing. It also helps that this cookie recipe is simple and so soft. The cream cheese and butter in the recipe make them so irresistible as well as make them so good they melt in your mouth.

MY LATEST VIDEOS
MY OTHER RECIPES

How to Make Lemon Cookies

Like I mentioned, this recipe is very easy. I don’t always have lemon cake mix on hand, which are the main ingredient, but all the remaining ingredients are simple – butter, cream cheese, egg, lemon extract and powdered sugar. Because we have been making these more, though, I’ve been sure to grab a few lemon cake boxes each month, especially because we’re also obsessed with this Lemon Sheet Cake that uses them.

Other than chilling the dough for these cookies for half hour, these cookies can be made quickly and with the help of the kiddos. Here is what you do to make them…

  1. Beat butter, lemon extract, egg, and cream cheese until fluffy, using a hand mixer. Add in cake mix and beat until smooth.
  2. Chill in fridge for 30 minutes.
  3. Add 1/2 cup powdered sugar to a small bowl. Roll dough into 1/2-1 inch balls and dip in powdered sugar. Placed on greased cookie sheet.
  4. Bake for 12 – 13 minutes. Sift with powdered sugar if desired. ENJOY!

Lemon Crinkle Cookies

These cookies really are so soft and melt in your mouth. They have just enough lemon to appeal to all those obsessed with lemon treats, but not so lemon-y that they are too tart. They actually reminded me of a Lemon Crinkle Cookie – soft, chewy and covered in powdered sugar. Not sure you can get better than that.

For more lemon goodness, check out:

Lemon Cookies recipe

5 from 2 votes

Soft and Simple Lemon Cookies are a favorite with everyone. The butter, cream cheese and powdered sugar in this Lemon Cake Mix Cookie make them melt in your mouth and so irresistible. 

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 40 minutes
Servings 24
Calories 148 kcal
Author Kristyn Merkley

Ingredients

  • 1 Lemon Cake Box Mix
  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 1/2 tsp lemon extract
  • 8 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 1 egg
  • powdered sugar

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350.

  2. With a hand mixer, beat butter, lemon extract, egg, and cream cheese until fluffy. Add in cake mix and beat until smooth.

  3. Chill in fridge for 30 minutes.

  4. Add 1/2 cup powdered sugar to a small bowl. Roll dough into 1/2-1 inch balls and dip in powdered sugar. Placed on greased cookie sheet.

  5. Bake for 12 - 13 minutes. Sift with powdered sugar if desired. ENJOY!

YW Theme 2019 Printables

Lil’ LUNA Store

COMING SOON!

More Recipes

Author

Kristyn Merkley

My name is Kristyn and I’m the mom of SIX stinkin’ cute kids and the wife to my smokin’ hot hubby, Lo. My mom’s maiden name is Luna, and I’m one of the many crafty “Lil’ Lunas” in the fam. On this site I like to share all things creative – from recipes to home decor to gifts and home decor ideas. Welcome!

More by Kristyn

Let Us Know What You Think!

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Comments

  1. I’m making these right now, and after chilling the dough for 30 minutes, I tried to roll the dough into balls. The dough is a little sticky and hard to roll. Any suggestions?

  2. Just made these tonight and they were marvelous! Didn’t change a thing. Although they did stay in the fridge 2 hours before I had a chance to bake them! Just perfect, thank you!

Newest Recipes