Iced Lemon Cookies

Grandson Josiah and his yummy creations.

One afternoon last week when my grandkids were visiting, we all got a craving for something sweet. I decided to try a cake mix cookie recipe with the help of seven-year-old Josiah. The Iced Lemon Cookies we produced turned out to be super easy as well as delicious. I did a little bit more research and found that there are hundreds of ways to use a cake mix and a few additional ingredients to create some pretty yummy desserts that you can whip up in no time to share with family and friends. For this post I have included the cookies Josiah and I made. Watch for some more in the coming weeks.

Iced Lemon Cookies

Makes 5 dozen cookies


  • 1 (18.25-ounce) package lemon cake mix
  • 1/3 cup butter, softened
  • ¼ cup vegetable shortening
  • 1 large egg
  • 3 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice


  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Place the cake mix, butter, shortening, and egg in mixer bowl. Blend on medium speed for 1 minute until incorporated. This will result in a thick dough.
  3. Roll cookies into 1-inch balls and place on cookie lined with parchment paper. If you don’t have parchment paper, an ungreased cookie sheet will do.
  4. Bake for 9-12 minutes or until the center is just set. Cool for 1 minute on the baking sheet, then remove cookies with a spatula to wire racks to cool completely.
  5. Mix confectioners’ sugar and lemon juice in a small bowl with a wooden spoon until smooth. Drizzle or spread over cooled cookies.

2 Comments Add yours

  1. These sound easy and delightful, Patty! Just makes me wish I had my granddaughters here to help me make some.

    1. Patty Schell says:

      I’m sorry, Martha. Maybe you could have a face time baking session. I hope you can see them soon. ❤

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