DAY 9: Lemon Cake-Mix Cookies
A soft, lemony, slightly gooey cookie.
We make a similar cookie with a white cake mix that we call Snowball Cookies, but there was just something wrong with calling these “Yellow Snow”- ball Cookies.
This is a great recipe for kids and beginning bakers, as there is minimal measuring. Kids are also great helpers when it comes to rolling things in powdered sugar. Just plan a little extra clean-up time if you let them help with that step.
Lemon Cake-Mix Cookies
½ cup butter, softened
8 oz cream cheese, softened
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp fresh lemon zest, optional
1 box lemon cake mix
Preheat oven to 350°F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone mats.
In a large mixing bowl, combine butter, cream cheese and vanilla. Use an electric mixer to beat until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and lemon zest and then cake mix. Chill dough in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour.
Place about ½ cup powdered sugar in a small bowl. Roll dough into balls (about 1” in diameter) and then roll in powdered sugar. Place on baking sheets. Bake for 10-12 minutes. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes, and then remove to a wire rack to cool completely.
Dust cooled cookies with additional sifted powdered sugar.
Makes 2 ½ – 3 dozen cookies