Saturday, February 26, 2011

Lemon Cookies (from a cake mix)

I made a couple of batches of these sweet/tart crisp cookies for a presentation I am doing today on GOODWILL HUNTING at our Local Library.

* For those of you that don't know it...I am QUEEN of shopping for bargains at local thrift shops (like the GOODWILL) and today I am teaming up with an EXTREME Coupon Guru and we are offering a free presentation, sharing our money-saving tips that will help folks stretch a dollar so thin they could see through it!

So, We decided to serve refreshments, to also show how you can make a nice treat and not have to spend a lot of time or money in the kitchen. Rachel is making cupcakes (from cake mixes she paid pennies for) and I am offering these wonderful cookies from a cheap cake mix as well!

EASY and delicious and rather light tasting.

You will need:

* 1 (18.25 ounce) package lemon cake mix
* 2 eggs
* 1/3 cup vegetable oil
* 1 teaspoon lemon extract
* 1/3 cup confectioners' sugar for decoration


1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
2. Pour cake mix into a large bowl. Stir in eggs, oil, and lemon extract until well blended. Drop teaspoonfuls of dough into a bowl of confectioners' sugar. Roll them around until they're lightly covered. Once sugared, put them on an ungreased cookie sheet.
3. Bake for 6 to 9 minutes in the preheated oven.



  1. Mmm, gotta love a recipe that's as easy as this and yet gives such yummy looking results. I have a sweet treat linky party going on at my blog and I'd like to invite you to stop by and link your cookies up.

  2. This sounds great!! I Also love how simple the recipe is- I eat Gluten Free and Im thinking a GLuten Free Cake mix will yield the same results.:)

    Wanted to invite you to share this recipe (and others) at a weekly event I host titled Seasonal Sundays! As this recipe fits the theme perfectly!

    Great Blog! (Im Seriously eyeing that Strawberry topped angel food cake too!)

    Happy Sunday!

  3. Sounds wonderful and simple to make. I'm hosting the Culinary Smackdown Battle for March--the theme is Cookies. So, these cookies are perfect. Would you like to join in for the fun? All you have to do is link up your cookie creation. I have some great prizes waiting. Hope to see your entry soon!