Monday, June 20, 2011

Lemon Crinkles....

Well, I have been staring at a random box of lemon cake mix in my pantry for a while. I always like to keep a couple of boxes around in case of an emergency, my girls can mix up a batch of something to take to a friends house. And if you have the "Cake Doctor Book", she will give you some ideas on how to use it.

I came across a recipe from allrecipes, that used boxed lemon cake mix to make cookies. The reviews were mixed; some stating they were delicious, while others complained they tasted like Fruit Loops. I happen to thoroughly enjoy Fruit Loops, so I decided to give these a try with a couple of minor substitutions.

Here is the verdict: The texture of these cookies was amazing- nice, crisp outsides with a chewy center! The taste was really quite good, not too tart and not too sweet. This is not a cookie I would make on a weekly basis, but it was good nonetheless. So, if you have a random box of lemon cake mix, make these…I bet you could use the base of cake mix, 2 eggs and vegetable oil with other cake mixes as well.

Happy Baking!

Simple Lemon Cookies Adapted from allrecipes

1 (18.25 ounce) package lemon cake mix

2 eggs

1/3 cup vegetable oil

2 teaspoons lemon zest

2 TBS fresh lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon lemon extract

1/3 cup confectioners’ sugar for decoration


1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

2. Pour cake mix into a large bowl. Stir in eggs, oil, and lemon juice, lemon extract and lemon zest until well blended.

3.Drop teaspoonfuls of dough into a bowl of confectioners’ sugar. Roll them around until they’re lightly covered. Once sugared, put them on an ungreased cookie sheet.

4. Bake for 6 to 9 minutes in the preheated oven. The bottoms will be light brown, and the insides chewy.

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