Crinkly Lemon Cookies

When life gives you lemons…you make lemon cookies.

I saw a few iterations of this recipe and then read a great tip about how to make crinkle cookies more crinkly with the confectioners sugar…and that’s when I decided that these cookies were mine to make.

The good news about these cookies is that they are super easy to throw together, quick to bake and have great taste. I say they’re a crowd pleaser, the empty storage box on my desk when I bring them to work says they’re a crowd pleaser.


PS – Like I said…I’ll post some pics of these after the Bake Sale!

Crinkly Lemon Cookies

Adapted from All Recipes

  • 1 (super moist) lemon cake mix
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 tbsp  lemon zest
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp lemon extract
  • white sugar for coating
  • confectioners’ sugar for coating
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Pour cake mix into a large bowl. Stir in eggs, oil, and lemon extract until well blended. Drop cookie scopes of dough into a bowl of regular ‘ol white sugar (this will help the confectioners sugar stick). Toss the sugar over the ball of dough until coated.  Move the ball into the bowl of confectioners sugar, toss ’em around more. Once sugared, put them on an non-stick (or lined with parchment) cookie sheet.
  3. Bake for 6 to 9 minutes in the preheated oven or until the edges are lightly browned.

19 thoughts on “Crinkly Lemon Cookies

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  4. We call these lemon whippersnaps. Totally love this recipe! But! You can make them even more easily. Lemon cake mix, three eggs, and a tub of cool whip. That’s it! 350 for 8 minutes. Drop them by the mini ice cream scoop-ful into the confectioner’s sugar before baking. :)

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  6. making these right now for the Super Bowl today…I noticed there’s no direction for where to put the lemon juice and zest in the recipe! I simply added it with the batter, hope that was correct! they smell great and look tasty – thank you! :)

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  8. Oh yumminess – I made these yesterday and they are absolutely delicious. So lemony, so soft and pretty! Definitely a hit. Thank you for posting!

  9. HINT: If you want to work with the dough and it’s too sticky, just wet your fingers with water for each cookie dough ball! My boyfriend (who lacks a sweet tooth) LOVES these.

  10. I made them…lots of lemon flavor…they were a hit, but I feel like there was a hint of “uncooked flour” taste to them…maybe not enough liquid? Can’t add any more liquid, as the batter is already pretty stick.

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