3-Ingredient Lemon Cake Mix Cookies

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Looking for an easy lemon cookie recipe? These soft and chewy lemon cake mix cookies are incredibly delicious and super easy to make with just 3 ingredients!

Lemon Cake Mix Cookies

Lemon desserts are a favorite in our house. There is just something about that combination of sweetness and tartness that we can’t get enough of.

Lately, I have found myself craving lemon cookies.

Lemon Crinkle Cookies with Cake Mix

And luckily, I have found that having warm and tasty just-from-the-oven lemon cookies doesn’t have to be difficult. 

In fact, all you need is a box of lemon cake mix, eggs, vegetable oil, and this easy lemon cookie recipe!

Easy Lemon Cookie Recipe

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Lemon Cake Mix Cookies

Making these cookies is as simple as mixing together all of the ingredients, forming the dough into balls, and baking for about 10 minutes–just like our red velvet cake mix cookies, strawberry cake mix cookies and funfetti cake mix cookies.

The result is soft and sweet lemon cookies that are bursting with lemony flavor.

3-Ingredient Lemon Cookies

Lemon Cookie Tips

USE SILICONE: When to comes to cookies, I swear by silicone non-stick baking mats. They eliminate the need for non-stick cooking spray which can result in making cookies spread out too much while baking.

CHILL THE DOUGH: For best results, chill your cookie dough for at least 30 minutes before baking. Chilling the dough works to prevent spreading in the oven. 

KEEP SIZE SAME: Make the size and shape of your dough balls the same to ensure even baking.

ROLL IN SUGAR: Roll each cookie dough ball in powdered sugar before baking for more of a crinkle cookie effect.

How to Make Lemon Cookies With Cake Mix

Happy baking!

If you enjoy these easy lemon cookies, you will love our lemon icebox cake, lemon bars, and lemon bundt cake as well!

Easy Lemon Cookies
4.52 from 419 votes

Lemon Cake Mix Cookies

Author: Jaclyn
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Chill Time 30 minutes
Total: 50 minutes
Soft and chewy lemon cake mix cookies are incredibly delicious and super easy to make with just 3 ingredients.


  • 15.25 ounce lemon cake mix (1 box)
  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • confectioners sugar optional


  • In a large bowl, mix well to combine cake mix, eggs, and vegetable oil.
  • Place dough in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to chill.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line cookie sheets with silicone liners or parchment paper.
  • Form dough into 1-inch balls. Roll in powdered sugar, if desired. Place dough balls on baking sheets at least 2 inches apart.
  • Bake 10 to 12 minutes. Cool on cookie sheet for 3 minutes before transferring from cookie sheet to cooling rack to cool completely.


  • Chilling the dough works to keep the dough from spreading as it cooks and results in puffier cookies. However, if you are short on time you can skip chilling the dough. The cookies will still taste yummy.
  • Store covered in an airtight container at room temperature.
  • For even baking, make sure all cookies are the same shape and size.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 147kcal
Easy Lemon Cookies

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  1. 5 stars
    Love these! Made them today to bring to a friend’s home. I rolled 1/2 in powdered sugar and glazed the other 1/2 with a simple glaze made with powdered sugar and lemon juice. So good!

    1. 5 stars
      Made they today. OMG! They are amazing and very easy to make. I may end up making more. I have a sweet tooth and these are not overly sweet!

      Thank you sharing

  2. 5 stars
    2023 Aug25 I tried this recipe for the first time today. Very easy to just mix & bake. Soft lemon flavor chewy texture. I rolled mine in powdered sugar for a bit of crackly affect

  3. 5 stars
    I first made these at a Christmas cookie party last year and have been making them ever since. They’re always a hit and so easy to make!
    Love this recipe 💚

  4. I made these cookies quite a bit, but I add one box lemon Jell-O mix for a more lemonade taste and sprinkle lemon Jell-O. Mix on top for baking. Turns out yummy.

      1. I believe she sprinkles it on right before baking. I have not tried this myself though. If you do please let us know how it comes out 🙂

  5. 5 stars
    I have made these many times and got many good comments on them. A real favourite for lemon lovers. Thanks!

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