Lemon Gooey Butter Cookies
These tender, rich, delicious Lemon Gooey Butter Cookies are made with cake mix, premium butter, and just a few other ingredients. Decorate them to match any season!
Servings Prep Time
24cookies 15minutes
Cook Time
15minutes
Servings Prep Time
24cookies 15minutes
Cook Time
15minutes
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Use a stand mixer or hand mixer on medium speed to cream together butter and cheese until light and fluffy (about 2 minutes).
  2. Add egg, lemon juice, and lemon zest. Mix again on medium speed until well combined (about 1 minute).
  3. Add cake mix, and mix on low and then medium-high speed until dry mix is completely mixed in. Cover cookie dough, and refrigerate at least one hour.
  4. When ready to bake, preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone mats.
  5. In a small bowl, stir together powdered sugar and about 2 teaspoons of your desired colored sugar. (If you’d like to make multiple colors, mix up as many bowls of powdered sugar with different colored sugars as you’d like!)
  6. Use a medium cookie scoop or tablespoon to make balls of cookie dough. Roll each dough ball in the powdered sugar to coat it generously. Place coated cookies about 2 inches apart on prepared baking sheets (12 cookies per sheet).
  7. Bake in preheated oven for approximately 15 minutes, until edges are lightly brown. Cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes, then transfer to cooling rack. (Cookies will be soft, so be gentle with them.)
Recipe Notes
  • Cake mix weights can vary by brand, but this recipe should work with mixes ranging between 15 and 21 ounces.
  • I recommend storing these baked cookies in the refrigerator.
  • Recipe adapted from allrecipes.com.