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Cake Mix Lemon Crinkle Cookies are made with 5 ingredients and take less than 20 minutes to make! These cookies are the perfect sweet treat for Spring and are bursting with lemon flavor in every bite!

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These Cake Mix Lemon Crinkle Cookies are one of my favorite recipes to bake, especially in the Spring because they are bursting with lemon flavor and fresh lemon zest. They are seriously the easiest cookies to make and they are SO delicious!  

The light powdered sugar coating on the outside of theses Lemon Cookies makes these cookies extra special and gorgeous too!

I’m a HUGE fan of Cake Mix Cookies. They are truly the easiest and tastiest cookies to make and I love using different cake mixes for different cookies. If you love Cake Mix Cookies just as much as I do, try my Strawberry Cake Mix Cookies, Funfetti Cake Mix Cookies or Spice Cookies. These Spring Cake Mix Cookies are also delicious and colorful too!

Since I’ve been pregnant, I haven’t crave too many things and I hardly crave sweets anymore. However, I am always in the mood for anything lemon flavored lately and these cookies hit the spot! 

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The Lemon Cake mix has everything you need in these cookies plus a few simple extra ingredients like eggs and oil which make the base cookie dough for any cake mix cookies. I love adding the extra lemon zest because it gives these cookies an extra zesty flavor that is perfect for Spring. 

If you’re wondering, what is a Crinkle Cookie? It’s simply a cookie that’s rolled into powdered sugar before baking and it makes beautiful crackles on the cookie as it bakes. It looks magical! 

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INGREDIENTS TO MAKE CAKE MIX LEMON CRINKLE COOKIES

  • Lemon cake mix
  • Eggs
  • Vegetable oil
  • Lemon zest
  • Powdered sugar

HOW TO MAKE CAKE MIX LEMON CRINKLE COOKIES

MIX. In a large bowl, mix together the eggs, oil, cake mix and lemon zest until combined.

ROLL. Place the powdered sugar in a shallow bowl or dish. Use a mini ice cream scoop (equivalent to 2 tablespoons) and roll cookie dough into powdered sugar until evenly coated.

BAKE. Place on prepared cookie sheet and bake for 7-9 minutes or until the cookies are set and no longer doughy or too soft. Let the cookies cool for a few minutes before transferring them to a cooling rack.

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CAKE MIX COOKIES BAKING TIPS

  • If you find that the dough is a bit sticky, place the dough in the refrigerator for a few minutes so its easier to work with. 
  • Add sprinkles to these cookies if you want to add some color or if you are baking these for a birthday celebration or Easter!
  • Be sure not to over bake these cookies. You won’t be able to see the edges brown so you will know they are ready once they are set and aren’t too soft. If you over bake them, they will get hard. The bottoms of these cookies will be a light brown when baked properly. 

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THESE CAKE MIX LEMON CRINKLE COOKIES ARE

  • The easiest cookies to bake! They take less than 20 minutes to make and have only 5 ingredients. 
  • Chewy, delicious and light. Everyone will absolutely love these cookies. 
  • Made in one bowl and all you need is a wooden spoon to mix these! No fancy kitchen gadgets are required in this recipe. 
  • Perfect for Spring, Easter and any lemon lovers. This Lemon Cookie Recipe is the ultimate lemon treat!

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LEFTOVERS AND HOW TO FREEZE COOKIES

Store leftover Lemon Cookies in an airtight container at room temperature. They will stay fresh for up to 4-5 days. 

To freeze the cookies, allow the baked cookies to cool completely. Place the cookie sheet in the freezer for 30 minutes to flash freeze or harden. Once hard, place the cookies in a large ziplock bag or stack in an airtight container. Store for up to 3 months- when ready to serve, remove from the freezer to defrost for at least 2 hours. 

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Cake Mix Lemon Crinkle Cookies

Cake Mix Lemon Crinkle Cookies are made with 5 ingredients and take less than 20 minutes to make! These cookies are the perfect sweet treat for Spring and are bursting with lemon flavor in every bite!
3.81 from 76 votes
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 9 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 20 cookies

Ingredients

  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 box lemon cake mix
  • zest of 1 whole lemon
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F and line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper or silpat mats.
  • In a large bowl, mix together the eggs, oil, cake mix and lemon zest until combined.
  • Place the powdered sugar in a shallow bowl or dish. Use a mini ice cream scoop (equivalent to 2 tablespoons) and roll cookie dough into powdered sugar until evenly coated. Place on prepared cookie sheet and bake for 7-9 minutes or until the cookies are set and no longer doughy or too soft. Let the cookies cool for a few minutes before transferring them to a cooling rack.
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Notes

  1. Store leftover Lemon Cookies in an airtight container at room temperature. They will stay fresh for up to 4-5 days. 
    To freeze the cookies, allow the baked cookies to cool completely. Place the cookie sheet in the freezer for 30 minutes to flash freeze or harden. Once hard, place the cookies in a large ziplock bag or stack in an airtight container. Store for up to 3 months- when ready to serve, remove from the freezer to defrost for at least 2 hours. 

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  1. 5 stars
    These cookies were amazing, the lemon zest just gives you that spring/summer vibe, we absolutely loved them and cant wait to make more 🙂
    Thanks for sharing!!

  2. 5 stars
    Love how bright and yellow these lemon crinkle cookies are! They look so simple to make too! Thanks for sharing 🙂

    1. Please disregard my previous message. The entire recipe wasn’t loading in the browser correctly. Can’t wait to try these in place of the chocolate crinkles I usually make at Christmas : )

  3. 5 stars
    These are soooo yummy! I also roll them in granulated sugar prior to the powdered… it makes the powdered sugar stick and stay bright. Thank you for this recipe – it’s my favorite.

    1. 5 stars
      Hi Lori, thanks for letting me know. That sounds like such a great idea to roll the cookies in granulated sugar- I need to try that! SO glad you loved these lemon cake mix cookies 🙂