August 30, 2012

Lemon Cake Cookies

One of our wedding presents a few years back was a baking sheet, a whisk, a box of lemon cake mix, and a recipe for cookies. Seems a bit strange, but it was one of our best (unregistered) presents. I had never heard of making cookies from cake mix before, but it has become one of our all time family favorite recipes. Even my grandma makes these along with her famous peanut butter cookies for family functions. They are so simple to make and only require three ingredients!

Now, what type of eggs you use and what brand of oil don't matter, but you MUST use Betty Crocker cake mix for these to turn out properly. We tried it once with Duncan Hines lemon supreme mix, and it didn't work at all. After a little sleuthing, I noticed that the first ingredient in the Betty Crocker mix is flour, while the first ingredient in the Duncan Hines mix is sugar. I think that makes all the difference.

Just pour one box of Betty Crocker Lemon cake mix into a bowl with two eggs and half a cup of oil, mix well, and refrigerate for an hour. After the hour is up simply make the dough into one inch rounds and roll generously in powdered sugar.

Bake at 350 for about ten minutes and voilà! You're done and will possibly have just made the easiest, most delicious lemon cookies your friends and family have ever tasted! I took these to a gathering this past weekend, and everyone talked about how delicious the lemon cookies were. Little did they know how easy they are to make!

Lemon Cake Cookies
1 box Betty Crocker Lemon cake mix
2 eggs
1/2 cup oil

1. Mix three ingredients together. Refrigerate dough for one hour.
2. Make dough into 1-inch rounds. Roll into powered sugar.
3. Bake at 350ᵒ for 10-12 minutes. Cookies may require longer depending on your oven. Watch them closely so they don't over cook and get too hard upon cooling.

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