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Lemon Crisp Cookies

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.
  • Makes
    about 4 dozen


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


  • 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.
  • Bake 10-12 minutes or until set. Cool 1 minute; remove from pan to a wire rack to cool completely.
Nutrition Facts
2 each: 128 calories, 6g fat (3g saturated fat), 19mg cholesterol, 189mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.
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  • krisbehr
    May 11, 2019

    Tasty and very easy. I made mine with a strawberry cake mix. However, I didn’t get anywhere close to 4 dozen; just shy of 2 dozen.

  • Vicks6
    Sep 16, 2013

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

  • getavilla
    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
    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.

    Aug 10, 2013

    Very yummy and so easy to make.

  • delowenstein
    Sep 3, 2012

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

  • bookworm14
    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
    Dec 12, 2011

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

  • gingerriss
    Nov 17, 2011

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

  • danarenee
    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!