Lemon Crinkles

Another lemon recipe. I know… I’m crazy. No but seriously I thought I would share this recipe with you because after you make those delicious Lemon Supreme Rice Krispies Treats you’re going to have leftover cake mix. Instead of tossing that cake mix in the trash make these cookies instead. I promise you will not regret it!

1 egg
1/4 cup butter, softened
8oz. cream cheese
the zest of 1 lemon
the juice of 1 lemon
1 box Duncan Hines Lemon Supreme cake mix
1/4 cup powdered sugar, for rolling

Preheat oven to 350º F. In a large mixing bowl cream together butter, egg, cream cheese, lemon zest, and juice. Once well combined mix in the cake mix (dough will be very thick and sticky). Drop by tablespoons into powdered sugar and roll around until well coated. Place dough balls 2 inches apart from each other on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for approximately 12 minutes. Cool on cooling rack and enjoy!

*If you are using the leftover cake mix: use only 6oz. of cream cheese and prepare the same way. Enjoy!

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    April 3, 2013 at 11:04 PM

    You can never have too many lemon recipes! These sound delicious!

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      Karissa K.
      April 3, 2013 at 11:46 PM

      I agree! Thank you Liz! 🙂

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        November 23, 2015 at 10:06 PM

        Hi! They are delicious but keep burning on the bottom…..I tried greaseless pan, then parchment paper, then turned down the heat….nothing worked…..any suggestions?

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    Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust
    April 5, 2013 at 8:26 PM

    I am dying for lemon cookies right now. DYING. When are you coming over? 😉

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      Karissa K.
      April 5, 2013 at 10:11 PM

      ASAP, haha.
      I need to share my lemon lovin’ with someone 🙂

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    April 7, 2013 at 10:51 PM

    Those cookies are amazing looking! I love how puffy cake mix cookies are!!!

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      Karissa K.
      April 8, 2013 at 4:35 PM

      Thank you! Me too! It’s like biting into a cloud, haha.

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    Carol Colon
    April 24, 2013 at 1:38 PM

    These turned out fantastic!!! My hubby loves lemon desserts and he couldn’t get enough of these! Great recipe.

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    May 22, 2013 at 5:28 PM

    how much butter it just says 1/4, 1/4 of wHAT A Cup, a pound, a stick, please specify thanks

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      Karissa K.
      May 23, 2013 at 1:16 PM

      1/4 cup. I apologize.

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      May 23, 2013 at 4:41 PM

      thank you karissa 🙂

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    September 21, 2013 at 4:31 PM

    How many cookies does this make?

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      Karissa Krishart
      September 25, 2013 at 6:25 PM

      approximately 3 dozen depending on the size you make them

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    Dawn T
    December 23, 2013 at 7:34 PM

    I made the lemon cookies yesterday and they are to die for!
    Tonight I used orange cake mix and drizzled melted semi sweet chocolate over them. Also very good.
    Thanks for the fabulous recipe!

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      Karissa Krishart
      December 27, 2013 at 12:27 AM

      So glad you enjoyed Dawn 🙂

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    Deanna Aiello
    July 28, 2014 at 4:49 PM

    Do they need to be refrigerated? Or as long as they are in a ziplock, should they be fine.

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      Karissa Krishart
      July 30, 2014 at 3:22 PM

      As long as they’re in a ziploc or a plastic container they will be fine. They would probably be really nice cold though 🙂

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    Kim gibbons
    September 2, 2014 at 9:10 PM

    Hi…can you add blueberries to these?

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      Karissa Krishart
      September 3, 2014 at 2:15 PM

      They may be too moist. If you try it let me know how they turn out. I would use dried blueberries though.

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    Lou Foss
    November 15, 2014 at 3:36 PM

    Can I freeze the dough for future use?

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      Karissa Krishart
      November 15, 2014 at 7:42 PM

      I haven’t tried it myself but I would assume it would be fine. Just let the dough come to room temp again before baking 🙂

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    January 4, 2015 at 7:49 PM

    Thank you for the recipe. I made these on Christmas Eve and they were a huge hit with my family. I will be making these again for sure!
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    Shirley haynes
    January 9, 2015 at 6:06 PM

    approx how much lemon juice if using bottled lemon juice?

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      January 9, 2015 at 6:36 PM

      2-3 tablespoons 🙂
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