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Cake Mix Gooey Butter Lemon Cookies

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  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 2 hr 0 min
  • Servings 36
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Lemony, soft cookies topped with a sweet citrus glaze using a genius shortcut — cake mix!
Created Jun 7, 2018
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  • 1 package (250 g) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons finely grated lemon peel
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 box Betty Crocker™ Super Moist™ lemon cake mix

  • 1 3/4 cups icing sugar
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons lemon juice


  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F.
  • 2
    In large bowl, beat cream cheese, softened butter and lemon peel with electric mixer on medium speed about 1 minute or until well blended; scrape side of bowl. Beat in egg and 2 tablespoons lemon juice until smooth. On low speed, beat in cake mix until blended. Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets.
  • 3
    Bake 12 to 14 minutes or until edges are light golden brown. Cool on baking sheet 2 minutes; remove from baking sheet to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 20 minutes.
  • 4
    In small bowl, beat Glaze ingredients with spoon until smooth and spreadable. If too stiff to spread, add additional lemon juice, 1/2 teaspoon at a time. Dip top of each cookie into glaze, letting excess drip off. Place cookie right side up on cooling rack placed over baking sheet or waxed paper. Let stand about 30 minutes or until set. Store covered in airtight container at room temperature.

Expert Tips

  • Tip 1
    1 medium lemon yields about 3 tablespoons juice and 2 to 3 teaspoons grated lemon peel.
  • Tip 2
    For even baking, make sure all cookies are same shape and size.

Nutrition Information

120 Calories, 5g Total Fat, 1g Protein, 16g Total Carbs

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 36
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*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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