Lemon Sugar Cookies



These cookies are probably the easiest cookies I’ve ever made… and the most popular! I made Funfetti cookies (with Funfetti cake mix) one day and then later decided to try to make lemon cookies with cake mix, too. This is what I ended up with, based on the lemon cake that I make as well. You can’t really mess these up. So good! 

Lemon Sugar Cookies


  • 1 box Pillsbury Classic Yellow cake mix
  • 1 package lemon instant pudding mix
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 1 teaspoon lemon extract
  • granulated sugar


Preheat oven to 350. Combine cake mix and pudding mix.  Add oil, eggs, and extract; stir with spoon until thoroughly moistened.  Shape dough into 1 inch balls. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Flatten to 1/4 thickness with the bottom of a glass dipped in flour. Sprinkle with sugar. Bake for 6 to 8 minutes or until edges are a light golden brown.

3 responses »

  1. These are similar to my lemon cookies, except I add a tsp or so of dried lemon peel. There is nothing not to like about lemon cookies that melt in your mouth!

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  3. Made these to take to work. I made them huge (2 tablespoons just about) and baked them till golden brown all over, then let them cool on the sheet. (The first one I didn’t, and it fell apart.) They’re sure to make my reputation tomorrow. Mm mmm good!

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