Cookies | May 28, 2018

Lemon Cookies

This lemon cookies recipe are on loan from a friend. At their house they call them crack cookies. is that too harsh of a thing to say here? They call them this because they are so good they are severely addicting. Just the glaze itself you could bathe in. no joke.

Lemon cookies with icing being spooned on

How to make healthy lemon cookies

If you want to make a little healthier option with these cookies try substituting the oil for greek yogurt! I’ve noted the measurements down in the recipe card. You honestly can’t taste the difference! They’re nice and fluffy!

fresh lemons and Betty crock lemon cake mix

Easy lemon cookies

The base is a lemon cake mix! this makes making these cookies so easy!

The dough is really sticky. So you can do two options

  1. You can scoop and ploop (which makes for a rough cookie)
  2. You can roll them to cute sugars. This is pictured below. Using powder sugar powder your hands before you grab the dough. roll and evenly place on a cookie sheet.

unbaked lemon cookies on a cookie sheet

I love using these parchment sheet for the cookies!

Bake the cookies and rest on a cooling rack. These cookies are a little delicate you don’t want them to overcook.

baked lemon cookies on a cooling rack

How to make the Lemon Glaze

The glaze is my favorite part. I could legit drink the entire bowl.

lemon cookie glaze ingredients in bowl surrounded by fresh lemons

Mix the water, oil, powder sugar, and all the lemon goodness.

Do NOT leave out the oil on this part. The oil is what helps the glaze to have a nice soft crisp shell.

close up shot of lemon cookies with glaze

Use a spoon or drizzle it on with a frosting bag. How ever you do it, just be generous. VERY generous.

lemon cookies with glaze being spooned on

If youre a lemon lover than stay tuned all week because we have many more coming drinks, savory and sweet!@

5 from 2 votes
Lemon Yogurt Cookies
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
8 mins
Total Time
18 mins

Soft, delicious yogurt cookies! 

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: healthy lemon cookies, lemon yogurt cookies
Servings: 2 dozen cookies
Calories: 1592 kcal
Author: Desarae
Lemon Cookies
  • 1 lemon cake mix
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup plain yogurt or 1/3 cup oil
  • about 1/2-1 cup powder sugar
  • 2 cup powder sugar
  • 1 1/2 TBS oil
  • 1 1/2 TBS water
  • zest of one lemon
  • juice of 1 lemon about 1/4 cup
  1. Mix cookie ingredients. Powder hands and surface with powder sugar to keep dough from sticking too much on your hands.
  2. Roll into uniform balls.
  3. press balls down into a flat circle.
  4. bake at 375 for about 6-8 minutes.

  1. mix all ingredients until smooth.
  2. Place in a ziplock bag and cut a tiny tip of the bag off.
  3. Squeeze over cookies.
Nutrition Facts
Lemon Yogurt Cookies
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 1592 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Fat 22g34%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 167mg56%
Sodium 1961mg85%
Potassium 229mg7%
Carbohydrates 334g111%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 230g256%
Protein 16g32%
Vitamin A 270IU5%
Calcium 607mg61%
Iron 6.1mg34%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


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  1. Crack cookies! Ha! That’s pretty funny, and definitely not too harsh. It sure conveys the idea of how good these cookies must be. I adore lemon cookies, so these are right up my alley. I hope your 2015 is shaping up to be the best year yet for you. These cookies look like a fab start to me.

  2. These look so easy. I’m a big fan of mostly homemade. When you say lemon cake mix, do you mean any brand that I can buy at the grocery store?