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Lemon Crinkle Cookies Recipe

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See this Lemon Crinkle Cookies recipe– these look like they came from the bakery, not a cake mix!

Lemon Crinkle Cookies

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Lemon Crinkle Cookies:

What says late summer better than a great lemon cookie?  This recipe is one of my favorites, although anything lemon is on my list!  

These cookies are your typical lemon cookie with one important change.  Instead of a glaze, these have just a mild powdered sugar coating.  

They are much less messy, and are also a bit more tangy since they have a lot less of that sweetness since we don’t have icing or glaze over the top.  Don’t get me wrong, we love iced cookies too! But these are so easy and skipping the step making a glaze is always nice. 😉

lemon crinkle cookies

Background:

I got the idea for a simple crinkle cookie with a lemon cake mix a while back, getting ready to head to a canning party. We were canning peaches and I wanted something summery but also kid friendly, since there were going to be quite a few kiddos there.  

Lemon cookies sounded great but I had no lemon extract, just a Lemon Cake Mix. I couldn’t really find a recipe online that I liked for cake mix cookies so just went the mix made it my own. There are tons of amazing lemon desserts from scratch but if you’re in a hurry, this recipe is perfect.

Lemon cake Cookies

These were a hit!!

After they were devoured in just a short bit, I decided to keep this as one of my super-quick dessert recipes.  

Honestly you could also skip the step of refrigerating the dough for 30 minutes, but it just makes the dough a little easier to work with and will save you some time rolling it.  Either way, you can whip these cookies up in no time.  

lemon crinkle cookies

The only other tip I will suggest here is that you do not over-bake these. They are best soft and chewy. So just keep an eye on them if you’re unsure how long to bake.

We have cake mixes on sale often and especially around the late summer and early fall. I will be making these again! Hope you enjoy them as well!

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Yield: 18

Lemon Crinkle Cookies Recipe

Lemon cake Cookies

Taste like sunshine in your mouth.

Prep Time 35 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 47 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 Box Duncan Hines Lemon Cake Mix
  • 1/3 Cup Vegetable Oil
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1/3 Cup Confectioners Sugar

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Line cookie sheet with parchment paper or silicone baking cover.
  3. Mix cake mix, vegetable oil, and eggs well in bowl. Dough will be thick.
  4. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes-1 hour or until dough is firm.
  5. Use medium sized cookie scoop to ensure all cookies are the same size. Scoop out dough, slightly more than cookie scoop will hold and roll into balls.
  6. Put confectioner's sugar in separate bowl or plate. Roll each cookie ball well in the confectioner's sugar and place on cookie tray.
  7. Press down slightly to flatten cookie out. Cookie dough should be about 1/2" thick.
  8. Bake for 12-14 minutes. Do not over-bake.
  9. After cookies are finished baking, transfer immediately to wire rack to cool. Do not leave on cookie tray as they will continue cooking. Cool and enjoy!
  10. Makes about 1 1/2 dozen large cookies.

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