Lemon cake mix cookies are so delicious and you only need 4 ingredients for this great recipe.  They are so light and fluffy and using a cake mix makes the cookies incredibly simple to make.

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Lemon Cake Mix Cookies recipe is one of my favorite cookie recipes. They only require a few ingredients, taste amazing and look so pretty. The options are endless with cake mix cookies. The kids and I have been making Funfetti Cake Mix Cookies Recipe and Double Chocolate Cake Mix Cookies for years.

If you love lemon desserts, try Lemon Poke Cake.

Why we love this recipe

  • Starts with a cake mix. This cookie recipe is so easy using a cake mix.
  • Lemon flavor. Each bite is loaded with lemon flavor. It is one of the Best Lemon Desserts.
  • Easy on the budget. You can make a lot of cookies for very little expense.


Ingredients for recipe - cake mix, cool whip, egg, powdered sugar.
  • Lemon Cake Mix
  • Container of Cool Whip
  • Egg
  • Powdered Sugar

Find the complete ingredient list for lemon crinkle cookies and instructions at the bottom of the post.


  • Make this easy and delicious cream cheese frosting and make sandwiches with the cookies. Yum! You could even add a little lemon zest to the icing.
  • You can omit the powder sugar from this recipe or use granulated sugar instead.
  • Once I added in ½ cup white chocolate chips to the batter prior to baking for a delicious white chocolate lemon cookie. They were delicious.
  • Top with sprinkles or lemon glaze if desired.
  • Fresh lemon juice or lemon extract adds even more flavor if you love lemon.

How to make lemon cake mix cookies

  • Step 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray Cookie sheet with non-stick cooking spray.
Mixing bowl with cake mix.

Step 2. Pour the cake mix into a large mixing bowl.

Mixing bowl with cool whip and egg added to cake mix.

Step 3. Add the cool whip and egg to the large bowl. The mix will be VERY fluffy, but this is normal. Just keep mixing until well combined with dry ingredients.

Mixture combined in bowl.

Step 4. Since the mixture is thick and fluffy, I find that it’s easier to mix this batter by hand instead of using an electric hand mixer.

Dough formed into balls and dipped in powdered sugar.

Step 5. Form cookie dough balls out of the mixture. I like to use a small cookie scoop. Then drop the dough into powdered sugar.

Cookies on baking sheet.

Step 6. Place on a baking sheet lined with a silicone mat. Bake for 8 minutes. Don’t overbake them as they should be just lightly golden brown around the edges.

Cookies on cooling rack.

Step 7. Let cool on the cookie sheet for a couple of minutes before removing to a cooling rack to cool completely.

Lemon cookies on a platter.


How to store?

Store at room temperature in airtight container lined with parchment paper between each layer. These are best eaten within a day or two of baking. They probably will be gone long before that if your family loves them as much as we do.

How to freeze?

You can easily freeze these cookies. Once they have cooled completely. Place the cookies on a baking sheet for at least 1 hour to flash freeze them.

After this time, move the cookies to a freezer bag to freeze for up to 3 months. Just defrost out at room temperature when you’re ready to enjoy the cookies.

Can you freeze the cookie dough?

Yes, roll the cookie dough into balls. Place them on a baking sheet to freeze for at least 1 hour. Then you can transfer the frozen cookie dough to a freezer bag to store for up to 3 months.

When cooking from frozen, you’ll need to add 2-3 minutes to the cook time in this recipe.

Do I need to chill the dough before baking?

You can chill the dough for 30 minutes before to baking if you want thicker cookies. However, I usually make them without chilling the dough and I love the way they turn out.

Can I double the recipe?

Yes, you can easily double this recipe. Simply double the ingredients in this recipe for lemon cake cookies.
Since the dough is thick, I recommend mixing up 2 separate batches of dough.

More Easy Cake Mix Cookies

Make these delicious lemon cookies for an awesome treat. Please leave a comment once you try them. It makes my day to hear from you!

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Lemon Cake Mix Cookies

4.70 from 20 votes
Lemon cake mix cookies are delicious and you only need 4 ingredients for this easy recipe.  They are so light and fluffy and the cake mix makes it so easy.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 13 minutes
Servings 24
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 96


  • 1 Lemon Cake Mix
  • 1 Cool Whip 8 ounce
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/2-1 Cup Powdered Sugar


  • Preheat oven to 350F. Spray Cookie sheet with non-stick cooking spray.
  • In a large bowl, mix together cake mix, cool whip and egg. The mix will be VERY fluffy. Just keep mixing until well combined.
  • Use a small cookie scoop or two spoons to drop rounded cookie dough into powdered sugar. Roll dough ball until completely covered. Set cookies on cookie sheet, about 2 inches apart.
  • Bake at 350F for 8 minutes or until very lightly golden around the edges. Let cool on the cookie sheet for a couple of minutes before removing to wire racks to cool completely.
  • Store at room temperature in airtight container. These are best eaten within a day or two of baking.

Recipe Notes

This works great with other cake mix flavors too!

Nutrition Facts

Calories 96kcal, Carbohydrates 20g, Protein 1g, Fat 1g, Saturated Fat 1g, Cholesterol 8mg, Sodium 166mg, Potassium 23mg, Fiber 1g, Sugar 11g, Vitamin A 26IU, Calcium 57mg, Iron 1mg

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    1. I haven’t tried that before, but I think it would work. You’ll just need to watch the cook time to make sure that they do not get overcooked. Thanks!

  1. 5 stars
    Best and easiest lemon cookies or any lemon dessert that I have ever made! Everyone loved them. Can’t wait to make them with the funfetti cake mix and red velvet!! Yessss gurl!!!