Lemon Cookies The Lazy Way

Before I delve into my lemon cookies, I'd first like to introduce you to my new kitchen (at least for the next few weeks). As you can see, it is a very tiny space, and more than one person hanging out here is a crowd.

I've been craving cookies, so when I saw a recipe for lemon cookies using cake mix, I got excited. Partly because of the size of my kitchen, but mainly because it is hard to justify buying too many groceries that require storage when I'm only here for two more weeks.

These cookies are refreshing because of the citrus, and you don't have to worry about measuring out the right amount of ingredients because most of it is done for you. I do have to warn you though, there will be a slight artificial lemon taste from the cake mix, but I think it adds character to the cookies ;-)

This recipe makes about 3 dozen small cookies.

Lemon Cookies the Lazy Way
(Adapted from My Baking Addiction)
- 1 (18.25 ounce) package lemon cake mix
- 2 eggs
- 1/3 cup vegetable oil
- juice of 1/2 lemon
- zest of 1/2 lemon
- 1 teaspoon almond extract
- confectioners' sugar for sprinkling

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

2. Pour cake mix into a large bowl. Stir in eggs, oil, lemon juice, almond extract and lemon zest until well blended.

3.Drop teaspoonfuls of dough onto a greased baking sheet, and dust confectioners's sugar on top of each cookie.

4. Bake for 6 to 9 minutes in the preheated oven. The bottoms will be light brown, and the insides chewy.


Those looks delish. Thanks for sharing.