Fast, easy, and clean up is a snap! Let your kids help with this one.

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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line baking sheets with foil.

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  • Mix together cake mix, eggs, and vegetable oil. Drop by rounded teaspoons onto baking sheets and bake for no more than 8 minutes. Do not overbake! Once all the cookies are done. Remove the foil. You have a no need to clean baking sheet.

  • To Make Lemon Icing: Mix together confectioners' sugar, lemon extract, and milk. Mix ingredients together (more or less to your desired liking). When the cookies are warm or completely cooled, place as much icing on them as you like!

Partner Tip

Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

287.1 calories; 3.6 g protein; 41.6 g carbohydrates; 42.2 mg cholesterol; 320.6 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (122)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
06/12/2003
Fantastically easy and yummy! I also tried this recipe with orange cake mix with orange extract in the frosting and served it at a meeting of Very Fussy Ladies who raved about them. I do agree that they are best baked exactly 8 minutes no more no less. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
06/11/2006
I hated this recipe. I think this is the first time I am giving a recipe anything below a 3 star. It was easy alright but the cookies werent strong in taste just in smell. The icing was thick! I had to keep adding milk. And it tasted far too sweet not like lemon at all. I will never make these cookies again. Read More
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145 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 98
  • 4 star values: 28
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 6
  • 1 star values: 7
Rating: 5 stars
06/12/2003
Fantastically easy and yummy! I also tried this recipe with orange cake mix with orange extract in the frosting and served it at a meeting of Very Fussy Ladies who raved about them. I do agree that they are best baked exactly 8 minutes no more no less. Read More
(69)
Rating: 5 stars
12/16/2003
I was looking for a quick recipe to use up my box of lemon cake mix and this was it! VERY easy and yummy. I baked my batch at exactly 8 minutes and they were perfect. I also used canned lemon frosting instead of homemade and they're just as delicious. Definitely a keeper. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/27/2006
I was burnt out on 'Lemon Squares' for my Dad every year (HE LOVES LEMON) and gave this new cookie a try. It was just PERFECT! The cookies baked up so pretty even w/out the icing. I did mix up the icing and drizzled it a wee bit on top while they were warm. I just wanted the flavor of the icing more than anything and didn't want them to look 'iced'...I don't even really care for Lemon flavor treats but these were very very GOOD and Dad loved them too!:) Thank you for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/02/2006
Very soft and chewy! I doubled the milk for the icing so I could drizzle it over the warm cookies!! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
06/11/2006
I hated this recipe. I think this is the first time I am giving a recipe anything below a 3 star. It was easy alright but the cookies werent strong in taste just in smell. The icing was thick! I had to keep adding milk. And it tasted far too sweet not like lemon at all. I will never make these cookies again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/04/2002
I found that these little cookies do not necessarily need the icing they are just as good without if you don't happen to have the icing ingredients on hand. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/08/2008
These are great with or without the frosting. I got about 3 dozen medium size cookies and they were perfect after 8 minutes in the oven. I didn't have lemon extract so I used a few squirts of lemon juice and it gave the icing a hint of lemon flavor. Delicious! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
07/24/2008
Tasted overly sweet and had a bit of a chemical-aftertaste probably because of the box cake mix. However it was quick and easy. I will not make these again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/16/2003
My kids helped make the cookies and loved them but I also had to cook it longer than the 8 minutes. Different ovens behave differently! Also you can skip the foil on the pans. It's better for the environment. Read More
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