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Cake Mix Gooey Butter Lemon Cookies

  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 2 hr 0 min
  • Servings 36

Lemony, soft cookies topped with a sweet citrus glaze using a genius shortcut — cake mix! ...MORE+ LESS-

Ingredients

Cookies

1
package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
1/2
cup butter, softened
2
tablespoons finely grated lemon peel
1
egg
2
tablespoons lemon juice
1
box Betty Crocker™ SuperMoist™ lemon cake mix

Glaze

1 3/4
cups powdered sugar
3
to 4 tablespoons lemon juice

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F.
  • 2
    In large bowl, beat cream cheese, softened butter and lemon peel with electric mixer on medium speed about 1 minute or until well blended; scrape side of bowl. Beat in egg and 2 tablespoons lemon juice until smooth. On low speed, beat in cake mix until blended. Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets.
  • 3
    Bake 12 to 14 minutes or until edges are light golden brown. Cool on cookie sheet 2 minutes; remove from cookie sheet to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 20 minutes.
  • 4
    In small bowl, beat Glaze ingredients with spoon until smooth and spreadable. If too stiff to spread, add additional lemon juice, 1/2 teaspoon at a time. Dip top of each cookie into glaze, letting excess drip off. Place cookie right side up on cooling rack placed over cookie sheet or waxed paper. Let stand about 30 minutes or until set. Store covered in airtight container at room temperature.
  • 1 medium lemon yields about 3 tablespoons juice and 2 to 3 teaspoons grated lemon peel.

Expert Tips

  • For even baking, make sure all cookies are same shape and size.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
120
Calories from Fat
50
% Daily Value
Total Fat
5g
8%
Saturated Fat
3g
16%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
20mg
6%
Sodium
135mg
6%
Potassium
20mg
1%
Total Carbohydrate
16g
5%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
11g
Protein
1g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%
4%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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