Lemon Pound Cake Cookies Are Melt-in-Your-Mouth Yummy!

I have had the best experience making and snacking on these amazing lemon pound cake cookies. Soft, scrumptious and simple enough that my kiddo pretty much made them on her own!

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These easy lemon pound cake cookies are so fun to make–and so mouthwateringly good, they’re addictive.

Lemon Pound Cake Cookies

Here at Ruffles and Rain Boots, we adore baking with the kiddo. But, honestly, there’s a big difference between making cookies by myself and when I am trying to let the kiddo take the wheel. This is one of those “let the kiddo drive” kind of recipes. So simple, and so no-fail, these lemon cake mix cookies are perfect for the beginner baker.


And the kiddo was so proud when we took our first bites–and let me tell you, the cookies were insanely good. Just mouthwateringly so. They were so soft and perfectly chewy. Oh, I could go on for days.

If you’re ready to get into some super easy and amazingly yummy cookies, let’s get started.

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Tips to Make Lemon Cake Mix Cookies

  • Always start with your favorite lemon flavored pound cake mix. Don’t feel like you have to use the one I used. They’ll all work.
  • When you smoosh your cookies, don’t smoosh them totally flat. I mean, they need to be flat, but you want them to be about 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick, so don’t push the bottom of the glass down until it touches the pan–that would be bad.
  • I love the drizzle on these cookies. It’s like icing, but a lot lighter in nature than lofthouse cookies and the like. But if you don’t like any kind of icing, these cookies are still outstanding, even without the drizzle.
  • Don’t overcook your cookies. They’ll be browned and crispy and not at all like the soft, squishy magicalness that these lemon pound cake cookies are intended to be.
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How Do I Make Lemon Pound Cake Cookies?

I’m so glad you asked. Below is our written tutorial.

Yield: 12 Yummy Lemon Pound Cake Cookies

Lemon Pound Cake Cookies

lemon cookie recipe

I love how easy and soft these awesome lemon pound cake cookies are. They're perfect in every way with that little drizzle and a soft crumb. Yum!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Additional Time 10 minutes
Total Time 28 minutes



  • 1 boxed lemon pound cake mix
  • 1-2 teaspoons lemon extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 half stick of softened butter


  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2-3 tablespoons water or milk
  • 1 teaspoon lemon extract
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees and line a baking pan with parchment paper.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine pound cake box mix, egg and butter and mix for 1-2 minutes.
  3. Roll balls of about 1” and place on the baking sheet.
  4. Dip a small glass into powdered sugar then press it on a dough ball to flatten. 
  5. Make the glaze by whisking together powdered sugar, milk and extracts in a small bowl.
  6. Drizzle onto the cookies to your heart's content. 
  7. Bake the cookies for 8 minutes.
  8. Remove the cookies from the oven and cool on a wire rack before enjoying! photo collage tutorial of how to make lemon pound cake cookies


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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 92Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 29mgSodium: 68mgCarbohydrates: 7gFiber: 0gSugar: 5gProtein: 1g

All nutrition information is estimated. For accuracy, please calculate your exact brands and ingredients if accuracy is desired.

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