Lemon Cookie stack with a bite.

Lemon Drop Crinkle Cookies

Light and fluffy, these sweetly tart lemon crinkle cookies are so easy to bake!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Easter, Easy Recipe, holiday, lemon, spring, summer
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 9 minutes
Total Time 19 minutes
Servings 20 cookies


  • 1 15.25 oz. box lemon cake mix
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/3 C vegetable oil
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tsp lemon zest
  • 1/2 C confectioner's sugar, for rolling


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.  Line baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.  Set aside.

  2. Using a hand or stand mixer, mix all ingredients except powdered sugar in a medium bowl on low just until ingredients are well incorporated.  Don't over mix.

  3. Put powdered sugar in a small plate or shallow dish.  Drop dough by rounded spoonfuls into the sugar.  Coat and roll dough into 1" balls.  Place on lined baking sheets.

  4. Bake for 6-9 minutes or until bottoms are only slightly browned.  Do not let bottoms get over browned or cookies won't be light and fluffy.