Citrus Cake Mix Cookies

One of my favorite flavors is lemon.  I love lemon pie, lemon cookies, lemonade drinks, etc...  You name it...I probably like it.  So, when we were in the midst of our second snow storm last month I needed a taste of summer.  Lemon came to mind and these cookies were created.  Adding a twist of orange to them gave an extra citrus flavor that warmed even the coldest of winter days.  I can't wait to make them again!!

(printable recipe)

Makes 25 - 30 cookies

Cookie Ingredients:
1 lemon cake mix
2 eggs
1/3 c. oil
1 Tbsp. orange zest
3 Tbsp. orange juice, freshly squeezed

Frosting Ingredients:
2 c. powdered sugar
1 Tbsp. orange zest
1 Tbsp. orange juice, freshly squeezed
1 Tbsp. milk

1.  Mix together all ingredients until well combined. 
2.  Drop by heaping spoonfuls onto cookie sheet. 
3.  Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes.  Let cool completely and frost.

Source: a Mandatory Mooch original

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  1. I love citrus cookies! I have never tried cake mix cookies though so this will definitely be a first :)

  2. I LOVE THIS! I love using cake mixes for cookies! This takes it to a whole new "culinary" fancy way! I LOVE LOVE LOVE your blog! Newest follower over here! Thanks for stopping by cookandcraftmecrazy- I will DEFINITELY be coming to your link party every Thursday! Thanks Nichi! xo-Brook

  3. I love recipes that are semi-homemade. I also am SO into citrus (especially lemon!) right now. :)

  4. I actually have pineapple cake mix in my cupboard right now, and think the girls and I are going to have to mix up a batch of orange pineapple cookies later today! I can't wait to try out this recipe!

  5. I am a citrus freak! Yummy! Thanks for sharing at Sweet & Savory Saturdays #11.

    ~Amber @ Dessert Now, Dinner Later!


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