Cake Mix Lemon Cookies – Only 3 Ingredients!

Cake Mix Lemon Cookies – Only 3 Ingredients!

These cake mix lemon cookies are THE BOMB!

They are delectable, soft, and lemony cookies that are perfect for the summer time. Taking a bite of these cake mix lemon cookies makes me want to grab a pina colada and relax on the beach.  I made these for a party and the overwhelming comments were how they “melted right in your mouth”!

Easy Cake Mix Lemon Cookies - Only 3 Ingredients!

These cookies not only taste absolutely amazing but, they are made with ONLY 3 INGREDIENTS! Seriously, what beats a 3 ingredient cookie recipe? Plus these cookies taste and look completely homemade but in reality, it only takes 5 minutes to whip up!

For the ingredients, I used Duncan Hines Lemon Supreme Cake Mix, 2 eggs, and 1/3 cup of canola oil.  That comes to a total of about $2 to make 24 delicious cookies!

Easy Cake Mix Lemon Cookies - Only 3 Ingredients!

The instructions are easy! You simply mix all three ingredients together in a medium-sized mixing bowl until a sticky dough is formed and all the ingredients are combined. THAT’S IT!

Easy Cake Mix Lemon Cookies Mixing

Then using your hands grab about a tablespoon of dough and roll it into a ball (they should be about an inch by an inch big). Then place the ball on a cookie sheet. Continue this until you have 12 cookies spread out on the cookie sheet.

*Optional you can roll your cookie balls in powdered sugar for a slightly sweeter taste and more colorful presentation.

Easy Cake Mix Lemon Cookies - Only 3 Ingredients!

Then bake your cookies for 7-9 minutes at 375 degrees Fahrenheit or until the tops are cracking and the edges are just barely golden. For softer cookies cook for 7 minutes and for a very slight crunch on the edges cook for 9 minutes.

Easy Cake Mix Lemon Cookies - Only 3 Ingredients!

There you have it, easy cake mix lemon cookies straight from a box mix, that taste completely homemade.

Easy Cake Mix Lemon Cookies – Only 3 Ingredients!

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 7 minutes

Total Time: 12 minutes

Yield: 24


  • Duncan Hines Lemon Cake Mix
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1/3 Cup Canola Oil
  • 1 cup powdered sugar *optional


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Mix all of the ingredients together in a medium size mixing bowl (except for the optional powdered sugar). Continue mixing the ingredients until a sticky dough forms.
  3. Using your hands grab tablespoon size pieces of the dough and roll them into balls. *optional roll the balls in powdered sugar
  4. Spread 12 balls out on a cookie sheet and bake in the oven for 7-9 minutes. Bake for 7 minutes for softer cookies or bake for 9 minutes if you like a slight crunch on the edges.

Delicious lemon cookies made from a box of cake mix! These suckers will melt in your mouth and taste completely homemade.