Lemon Cookie Recipe

Anyone else love lemon cookies as much as me? I have the simplest lemon cookie recipe that tastes amazing.

3 completed lemon cookies using a cake mix lemon cookie recipe with a lemon and sugar bowl in the background.Pin


One of my favorite cookies is lemon cookies. Well lemon cookies and my Grandma’s Easy Sugar Cookies. When I make them, I really need to make a large batch because these cookies disappear fast. For a long time I looked for a lemon cookie recipe that had the perfect taste and was soft. While I love lemon cookies with glaze, they tend to be a little harder and I really wanted a soft lemon cookie recipe. That is what makes my lemon cookie recipe simply heaven.

Lemon Cookie ingredients in a mixing bowl. Pin

Soft Lemon Cookie Recipe

I had a few failed attempt at a soft lemon cookie recipe before I settled on these lemon cake mix cookies.  I had tried them before in other flavor and they always pleased with a soft cookie result.  The outside is sweet and the inside is fluffy and soft and has a big lemon taste. This is the fastest soft lemon cookie recipe that I have ever tried. Because it is semi-homemade it takes only a few ingredients and can be ready for the oven fast.

How To Make Lemon Cookies

These lemon cookies are really easy to make because the base using a lemon cake mix. That’s why I call it a semi-homemade. It isn’t quiet a lemon cookie from scratch but it isn’t like using a lemon cookie mix either. By using the cake mix, things are simplier. The cake mix gives the burst of lemon flavor that eliminates the need to zest lemons.

Cake Mix Cookie dough being mixed in a glass bowl. Pin

Kids will beg to help with making lemon cookies because after the dough is ready, each cookie ball gets rolled in powdered sugar before being baked. That’s what gives the outside the extra burst of sweet flavor.

Lemon Cookie Recipe

3 Lemon cookies with a lemon and sugar bowl in the background.
Yield: 18

Semi-homemade Lemon Cookie Recipe

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes


  • 1 box of lemon cake mix
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 C. vegetable oil
  • 2 tbsp. flour
  • 1 C. powdered sugar


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Combine the lemon cake mix, vegetable oil, flour and eggs.
  3. Roll the cookie dough into 2" balls and dip into the powdered sugar, completely coating.
  4. Place on a baking sheet 2-3" a part.
  5. Bake 8-10 minutes.
  6. Remove from the oven and let cool.
3 semi-homemade lemon cookies on a yellow and white background.Pin

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