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Lemon Crisp Cookies Recipe

Lemon Crisp Cookies Recipe

These quick-to-fix treats are a snap to make using a boxed cake mix. The sunny yellow color, big lemon flavor and delightful crunch are sure to bring smiles. —Julia Livingston, Frostproof, Florida
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:24 servings


  • 1 package lemon cake mix (regular size)
  • 1 cup crisp rice cereal
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel


  • 1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, combine all the ingredients (dough will be crumbly). Shape into 1-in. balls. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets.
  • 2. Bake 10-12 minutes or until set. Cool 1 minute; remove from pan to a wire rack to cool completely. Yield: about 4 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 128 calories, 6g fat (3g saturated fat), 19mg cholesterol, 189mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

Reviews for Lemon Crisp Cookies

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Vicks6 User ID: 5093215 47315
Reviewed Sep. 16, 2013

"Very easy to make, but if I make again I will leave the rice crispies out or decrease the amount."

getavilla User ID: 3505229 81873
Reviewed Aug. 28, 2013

"I'll try this recipe but it sounds similar to the one I use.....1 box lemon cake mix ..1 egg..8oz. Cool Whip. Stir together. Dough will be like marshmellow creme. Bake cookies 8 to 10 min."

mamaknowsbest User ID: 5826120 23812
Reviewed Aug. 26, 2013

"If your looking to change your normal cookie routine this is a great twist. I used a Pillsbury Pink Lemonade cake mix. It made a nice crisp summer cookie."

DELLQ User ID: 1699038 46604
Reviewed Aug. 10, 2013

"Very yummy and so easy to make."

delowenstein User ID: 3766053 81871
Reviewed Sep. 3, 2012

"I have made these cookies before & they are really delicious! They're definitely a keeper in my opinion!"

bookworm14 User ID: 5479840 202699
Reviewed May. 8, 2012

"I got this recipe years ago from a friend and loved it. I have also used this recipe with raspberry cake mix and that is delicious too."

magdielyperkins User ID: 641377 22480
Reviewed Dec. 12, 2011

"These were a hit! I added a lemon/powder sugar glaze and made them that much better!!"

gingerriss User ID: 4959883 202698
Reviewed Nov. 17, 2011

"I think it would have been alot better without the rice crispy"

danarenee User ID: 1388814 23811
Reviewed Oct. 17, 2011

"I made these at the last minute to take to our church, and 4 of the ladies that work in the kitchen ran out and asked me to give them the recipe! So easy and the lemon is so refreshing!"

millsma User ID: 1315301 52946
Reviewed Jul. 8, 2011

"Crispy on the outside and chewy inside. Very good, quick"

Sprowl User ID: 29186 60972
Reviewed May. 10, 2011

"Great! I love recipes that start with a cake mix. I keep cake mixes on hand, putting directions on a freezer baggie with other ingredients inside for trips in our motorhome."

corpuscissy User ID: 5655143 22479
Reviewed Feb. 26, 2011

"Tried this recipe last night. Everyone loves them !! So easy and delicious !! It made appx. 4 dozen for me as I made a little larger than 1/2 inch. It made cookies about 2 inches in diameter , the perfect size for us. I highly recommend this recipe for anyone who wants a fast delicious cookie. I think trying different flavor cake mixes would make excellent cookies as well ."

Janlin User ID: 535392 46603
Reviewed Jan. 2, 2010

"These cookies are so simple to make and are absolutely fantastic...chewy, crispy and great lemon taste. Loved them."

carrolcofer User ID: 1614468 51476
Reviewed Jun. 28, 2009

"Very nice cookie. Quick & easy to make. Good texture & flavor. Didn't spread out much but puffed up well. Definitely a keeper. Thanks for sharing."

Coolpete User ID: 2845097 49193
Reviewed Feb. 13, 2008


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Wine Pairings

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.