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Easy Lemon Cookies

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5 reasons why you need to make these cookies ASAP:

5. They’re insanely easy to make.
4.They’re bright and pretty!
3. They have superb texture–firm on the outside, chewy on the inside.
2. They taste like sunshine.
1. You can have two whole cookies for just 102 calories!

What, you need more reasons? What are you waiting for?!

I like to really douse the cookies with powdered sugar so they take on the "crinkle" look.

Easy Lemon Cookies

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1 (18.25 oz) package lemon cake mix
2 eggs
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 Tablespoon lemon juice
grated zest from 1 lemon
powdered sugar for decoration

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Pour cake mix into a large bowl. Stir in eggs, oil, lemon juice & lemon zest until well blended. Refrigerate at least 15 minutes, and up to overnight to make the dough easier to handle. Roll teaspoonfuls of dough into balls and then drop into a small bowl of powdered sugar. Roll around until lightly or heavily covered, depending on how much you want. Once sugared, place on an ungreased or parchment-lined cookie sheet.  Bake for 6-9 minutes in the preheated oven. The bottoms will be light brown, and the insides chewy.

Makes 60 cookies
Per cookie: 51 calories, 2 g fat, 7.8 g carbohydrate

This recipe is linked with GirliChef for BSI: Lemons!

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About Veronica

I have a kitchen addiction and love to collect & share recipes. My passion is baking but I love to cook as well. The only thing I don't like to do in the kitchen is wash dishes, but my husband generally does them for me in exchange for his dinner.

14 responses »

  1. I love lemon cookies, i am definatly going to make these this week. Thanks a bunch, love your recipes.

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  2. I agree, the crinkle is really pretty! I’ve only recently started liking lemon sweets, but now I can’t get enough of them! I bet these would brighten up a dreary January day!

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  3. Temptress. I will keep these in mind when I reach a moment of weakness and need a lighter treat, but the problem will be I don’t think I’d eat only 2 :)

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    • LOL–I know what you mean! I stopped at one…at first. Then when I was wrapping the remainder up to take to work, I started nibbling and didn’t stop until I’d eaten 6 more. I guess it could have been worse, like if they were 100 cals each. :)

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  5. Rhonda Cunningham

    Veronica, these are SO good! Thanks for posting them, and Carly & Eddie say thanks too! :)

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  6. I LOOOVE these cookies. I make a similar version, but they also have crushed up LemonHeads in them. Overkill? Perhaps. But now I’m craving some lemon cookies for sure. Thanks so much for sharing them with BSI: Lemons this week :)

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  7. these look mouthwatering! I am afraid i would also have a problem with portion control! :)

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  8. These really are easy! Love the look of the crinkled tops and that they’re lower in calories is a great thing!

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  9. These cookies look great! I love the crinkle tops!! Visiting from the SRC Cookie Party, thanks for sharing this great recipe!

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  10. Cake mix? Really?

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