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Easy Lemon Cake Cookies with Icing Recipe

Easy Lemon Cake Cookies with Icing

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Original recipe makes 2 dozen Change Servings


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line baking sheets with foil.
  2. Mix together cake mix, eggs, and vegetable oil. Drop by rounded teaspoons onto baking sheets and bake for no more than 8 minutes. Do not overbake! Once all the cookies are done. Remove the foil. You have a no need to clean baking sheet.
  3. To Make Lemon Icing: Mix together confectioners' sugar, lemon extract, and milk. Mix ingredients together (more or less to your desired liking). When the cookies are warm or completely cooled, place as much icing on them as you like!
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  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jun 12, 2003

Fantastically easy and yummy! I also tried this recipe with orange cake mix with orange extract in the frosting and served it at a meeting of Very Fussy Ladies who raved about them. I do agree that they are best baked exactly 8 minutes, no more, no less.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jun 11, 2006

I hated this recipe. I think this is the first time I am giving a recipe anything below a 3 star. It was easy, alright, but the cookies werent strong in taste, just in smell. The icing was thick! I had to keep adding milk. And it tasted far too sweet, not like lemon at all. I will never make these cookies again.


118 Ratings

Dec 26, 2006

I was burnt out on 'Lemon Squares' for my Dad every year (HE LOVES LEMON), and gave this new cookie a try. It was just PERFECT! The cookies baked up so pretty even w/out the icing. I did mix up the icing and drizzled it a wee bit on top while they were warm. I just wanted the flavor of the icing more than anything, and didn't want them to look 'iced'...I don't even really care for Lemon flavor treats, but these were very very GOOD and Dad loved them too! :) Thank you for the recipe!

Dec 16, 2003

I was looking for a quick recipe to use up my box of lemon cake mix, and this was it! VERY easy and yummy. I baked my batch at exactly 8 minutes and they were perfect. I also used canned lemon frosting instead of homemade and they're just as delicious. Definitely a keeper.

Aug 02, 2006

Very soft and chewy! I doubled the milk for the icing so I could drizzle it over the warm cookies!!

Oct 08, 2008

These are great with or without the frosting. I got about 3 dozen medium size cookies, and they were perfect after 8 minutes in the oven. I didn't have lemon extract so I used a few squirts of lemon juice, and it gave the icing a hint of lemon flavor. Delicious!

Sep 03, 2002

I found that these little cookies, do not necessarily need the icing, they are just as good without, if you don't happen to have the icing ingredients on hand.

Jul 24, 2008

Tasted overly sweet and had a bit of a chemical-aftertaste, probably because of the box cake mix. However, it was quick and easy. I will not make these again.


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  • Calories
  • 287 kcal
  • 14%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 41.6 g
  • 13%
  • Cholesterol
  • 42 mg
  • 14%
  • Fat
  • 12.1 g
  • 19%
  • Fiber
  • 0.3 g
  • 1%
  • Protein
  • 3.6 g
  • 7%
  • Sodium
  • 321 mg
  • 13%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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