How to Make Lemon Cookies From a Cake Mix
Fond Memories of Time With My Momma
As a young girl, I spent a lot of time in the kitchen with my momma. Something wonderful was always being prepared: canning vegetables of all sorts, making jams and jellies, pickling okra and making pickles, an endless supply of goodies for the winter... And it did not stop there.
We made cookies and cakes and pies and cobblers. Peanut butter cookies and oatmeal cookies were some of our favorites. Tender moist yellow cakes tantalized our senses. And those pies and cobblers... I am simply drunk with the memory of them—strawberry and blackberry divinity! Those were some of the most precious moments I spent as a child.
However, Momma did tell me it was okay to use a cake mix from time to time if we just 'had' to have something sweet and there was no time for 'from scratch' prep.
So if you need a quick cookie, be sure to consider trying these.
All You Need (Plus Some Love)
- 1 box lemon cake mix
- 2 large eggs
- 1/4-1/3 cup cooking oil
- 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
- 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
- Place eggs, oil, lemon juice, and lemon zest in medium mixing bowl.
- Add cake mix and blend well with a spoonula.
- Drop by spoon full onto baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
- Bake at 375 about 9 minutes. Serve warm or at room temperature. YUMMMM
Think what a better world it would be if we all, the whole world, had cookies and milk about three o'clock every afternoon and then lay down on our blankets for a nap.
If you give a mouse a cookie....
No matter your age and whether you like cookies or not, this is a book that everyone will enjoy. You will enjoy it even more if you can read it to someone. It is a delightful little story with absolutely adorable illustrations.
If you give a mouse a cookie... he will need a glass of milk... how true. What is even more delightful is that there is a whole series of these books... they are like Lays potato chips commercial once said... you can't eat just one... you cannot read just one of these.
Heston Wayne's Favorite Cookie
When my grandson Heston Wayne was very young, he lived next door to me. And he spent a lot of time with me which I loved. I would step out by the road that lead to my house and my heart sang as he raced down the road and into my arms. What lovely memories those are.
One day when he was about 2 or 2 1/2 we made brownies together. When i got to the part where we broke the eggs for the brownies my precious little Heston Wayne's eyes filled with tears. And he said, "No, no Nini...those are bunny eggs...don't break them." I am not sure how I was able to get them in the brownies but somehow I did.
Now about six years later, Heston Wayne has a gj tube which is how he gets most of his feeding. He eats very little by mouth and is generally not interested in food.
Before he got the gj tube, I used to make him these lemon cookies all the time because he loved them. He had not been interested in them for a few years but last week he surprised me.
He said, "Nini, I would like some lemon cookies." Wow... I am thrilled... so I just made a batch for him and will take them tomorrow.
Cookies are a wonderful treat....
Make the Recipe Your Own
- This recipe is similar to one I saw on line but I tweaked it a bit. It called for lemon extract, and I used fresh lemon juice and lemon zest.
- It also called for rolling the dough into balls and rolling them in confectioner's sugar. However my Heston Wayne does not like anything on his so you see in the photo none was used.
- If you want a fancy cookie and do not have picky eaters, do roll them dough in powdered sugar because when they cook they have a crackled appearance which is lovely.
- You can also make a lemon drizzle to let ooze over each cookie using a bit of confectioner's sugar and fresh lemon juice. My crowd likes them plain but make them to suit yours.
- Microwave cold cookies for about 10 seconds, and they taste 'just baked.'
Little Dollops of Dough Waiting to Be Baked
You can make these cookies with almost any cake mix. The only one I really did not like as a cookie was the red velvet cookie mix. It just did not lend itself to a cookie in my opinion.
So if you have company coming and want a freshly made dessert, this is an answer. These are also fun to make with kids of all ages.
|Serving size: 1|
|Calories from Fat||36|
|% Daily Value *|
|Fat 4 g||6%|
|Saturated fat 1 g||5%|
|Unsaturated fat 3 g|
|Carbohydrates 11 g||4%|
|Sugar 7 g|
|Fiber 1 g||4%|
|Protein 1 g||2%|
|Cholesterol 14 mg||5%|
|Sodium 107 mg||4%|
|* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.|