A Lemon Cookie Recipe for the Busy Woman (or Man!)

(A republish of a popular post from 2010. As many times as I’ve made this recipe, I can’t believe I keep forgetting to take a picture! One of these days...)

This cookie recipe is another one that was passed on to me by my dear friend, Rita. What makes it so easy and unique is that it’s made from a cake mix!

Recipe: The Busy Woman’s (lemon) Cookie Recipe


  • 1 box lemon cake mix
  • 1/3 cup Water
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 egg


  1. Mix all the ingredients together until well blended.
  2. Drop by 1 tablespoon on a greased cookie sheet.
  3. Bake in a 350 preheated oven for 10-12 minutes.
  4. Cool on a wire rack.
  5. Enjoy!

Quick Notes

For the sake of this recipe I used the lemon cake mix because it is one of our favorites. You can use any cake mix you want. The chocolate or the strawberry mix works well.

You can use add-ins, such as chocolate chips, caramel or butter scotch, if desired. Try mixing and matching different cake mixes/add-ins to create different flavor combinations. Have fun with it!

(This recipe is linked to Recipe Roundtable and WFMW.


  1. I’ll have to try these.
    RAnn…recently posted…Sunday Snippets-A Catholic CarnivalMy Profile

  2. I am always looking for quick and easy recipes and I am going to try this one. Thanks for sharing it.

  3. Did you ever have the kind of day when you’re supposed to be doing real work online and you end up finding a really easy recipe for lemon cookies instead? I’m having one of those days, and I regret nothing. I look forward to giving these a try! My husband loves lemon cake.

    • SimpleCatholic says

      Ha! I hope you and your husband enjoy the cookies. 🙂

      (PS. Sorry it took me so long to approve the comment. School has taken over my life and I haven’t been on the computer in a while. Bad me!)

  4. I ended up using this recipe with my Girl Scouts. It was great because we made several different types and we didn’t need a mixer.
    RAnn…recently posted…Sunday Snippets–A Catholic CarnivalMy Profile

    • SimpleCatholic says

      Oh, that’s awesome, RAnn! I am so glad you were able to use the recipe. And you are right, it is definitely handy not needing to use a mixer. 🙂

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