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These Lemon Cake Mix Cookies are just what you need to brighten up the day. These lemon infused cookies are made with a lemon cake mix and drizzled with white chocolate.
How was your weekend? I know it’s already Wednesday but with Monday being a holiday, my whole week is a bit thrown off. Sunday was Valentine’s day and we spent a quite day at home. My boyfriend made us tacos for dinner and I popped a long-awaited bottle of champagne. We finished off our evening with the mid-season premier of walking dead. I know what your thinking, we’re so fancy, right? What did you all do?
Monday I stayed in my PJ for most of the day, working on more updates for my cookbook and ate pizza for dinner. Overall I would chop this weekend up to a huge success. Tacos, pizza, champagne and PJs. Besides all that, I also got a ton of work done.
Today it’s back to my strict diet. I do owe you guys an update on my progress. It’s going well! The hardest part by far is when I am baking. It is very difficult to resist tasting everything and a bite or two really adds up. I mean, I made 4 different cheesecakes this weekend. Yes 4.
After a long weekend break, it’s finally time to share these Lemon Cake Mix Cookies with you! It’s true, I’ve been hanging onto these for quite some time now. I figured since it’s in the high 80s here, our winter had suddenly flown out the window and it’s straight up summer time weather right now. It is the perfect time to share these.
I think by now you know that I’ve got a hankering for cake mix cookies. They are super soft, usually chewy in the middle and crispy on the edge. I’ve done red velvet and I’ve done chocolate, now it’s time to make a lemon version.
What makes these lemon cookies a little extra flavorful is the lemon zest I added to the cookie dough batter. It gives these cookies that extra zing that you want in a lemon dessert while adding a bit of freshness.
These lemon cookies are drizzled with a white chocolate glaze. It’s nice to have a little sweetness to offset the tartness from the lemon cookies. It the perfect way to balance out these cookies. You could also stuff these with white chocolate chips if you felt so inclined.
I first shared this recipe for Lemon Cake Mix Cookies over at Food Fanatic. I will be contributing there monthly shares all kinds of cake mix concoctions. You guys know that I love cake mix because you can get very creative with it. It helps take some of the guess work out of baking. Everyone likes to have success in the kitchen right? Well I look forward to sharing more of these cake mix recipes with you this year!
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These lemon-infused cookies are made with a lemon cake mix and drizzled with white chocolate.
- 1 2/3 cups All-Purpose Flour
- 1 cup Lemon Cake Mix
- 1 teaspoon Baking Powder
- 1/2 teaspoon Salt
- 3/4 cup Unsalted Butter, Softened
- 1 cup Granulated Sugar
- 1 large Egg
- 2 teaspoons Pure Vanilla Extract
- zest of one Lemon
- 2 ounces White Chocolate
- Preheat oven to 350°F
- In a separate bowl, combine flour, cake mix, baking powder, and salt. Whisk to combine.
- Soften butter in the microwave for 15 seconds. Combine softened butter and sugar in a mixing bowl. Beat on medium speed until light and fluffy, 2 to 3 minutes.
- Add egg and vanilla extract and beat until well combined. Zest lemon into the mixing bowl and beat until lemon zest is incorporated.
- Reduce mixer to low speed and slowly add dry ingredients. Once combined, increase speed to medium-high and beat for 1 to 2 minutes until soft dough forms.
- Spoon 2 tablespoons of cookie dough onto a lined baking sheet. Gently press the top of the cookies down with the back of a spoon or spatula. Bake at 350° F for 10 to12 minutes. Allow cookies to cool on the pan for several minutes before transferring to a wire rack. Cool completely.
- In a small bowl, microwave white chocolate at 50% power for 30 to 60 seconds. Pour melted chocolate into a small piping bag and drizzle over cooled cookies. All chocolate to cool until firm. You can speed it up by refrigerating the cookies.
- Category: Dessert
- Method: Baked
- Cuisine: American
Keywords: lemon sugar cookies, easy cookies, cake batter cookies
This recipe originally appeared on Food Fanatic.