The BEST and EASIEST Eggless Lemon Cookies

These moist and soft eggless lemon cookies are perfect for any party or just a yummy afternoon snack. Make these easy lemon cookies now with just a few ingredients.

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If you are new to my blog, then let me tell you about myself. Many of my most popular recipes are eggless desserts, I’ve been allergic to eggs my entire life. Now that I’m an adult, I have a rule. The rule is…

If I can’t eat it, I don’t make it,

I tried following recipes that had all these weird ingredients., I would go out and buy these expensive products and end up throwing them away because I never used them again.

I started experimenting and coming up with eggless desserts that taste just as good, but with ingredients that I normally have in my pantry.

5 lemon cookies on white plate

Eggless Lemon Cookies

Lemon cookies are the best and this cake mix lemon cookies are even better! Make sure you take a big sniff of the cake mix when you cut open the bag. It smells so delicious. It smells even better, when baking.

These lemon cookies only have 4 required ingredients. The powdered sugar on the outside can be left out if you don’t want to spend the extra time or you’re just out. I think it makes them look a little fancier though.

Also, the lemon cake mix I use doesn’t contain milk, so it makes these cookies vegan! Please double check this though because you know how companies love to change things up without telling us.

lemon cookies on black wire rack with overhead view

More eggless cookies

Just a few recipes I have that are popular right now that you should try.

single closeup lemon cookie

Ingredients for eggless lemon cookies

Boxed Lemon Cake Mix– I used Betty Crocker Super Moist Lemon Cake mix for this recipe. I just bought it at my local supermarket.

Lemon juice– Fresh lemons are the best, but you can buy lemon juice to use too.

Applesauce– No need for unsweetened applesauce in this recipe, regular is fine.

Oil– I normally use vegetable oil, so that’s what is in this recipe.

Powdered sugar– Use this to roll your dough in to give this cookie a fun look and bit of sugar topping.

baking rack with 12 lemon cookies with overhead view

How to make this lemon cookie recipe

Step 1

Preheat the oven and line your baking sheet with parchment paper. Parchment paper is great for easy cleanup. You can also use the silicon baking liners.

Step 2

Add the cake mix to a large bowl and then add in all the other ingredients and mix well using an electric mixer.

Step 3

Drop spoonful of cookie dough in powdered sugar and toss until it’s fully covered.

Step 4

Place on baking sheet with parchment paper (for easy cleanup) and bake! Let cool for a few minutes before moving it to a wire rack.

Tip 1

If you make your cookies larger, then they will require longer cooking time.

Tip 2

The dough will be sticky.  Use a spoon to get a scoop and use a finger to push it into the powdered sugar.  Once it’s in the powdered sugar, just toss until coated.  Now you’ll be able to pick it up with your hands without any stickiness.

More eggless resources

I have an Egg Free Desserts Facebook page, if you’re interested. I share my recipes and others that I find.

Eggless Lemon Cookies

These moist and soft eggless lemon cookies are perfect for any party or just a yummy afternoon snack. Make these easy lemon cookies now with just a few ingredients.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Cookies, eggless, lemon
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 14 minutes
Servings 24 cookies
Author Holly- Keeping Life Sane

Ingredients

  • 15.25 oz lemon cake mix
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/3 cup applesauce
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 cup powdered sugar

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350F.
  • Add cake mix, lemon juice, applesauce and vegetable oil to a large bowl and mix until well combined.
  • Drop by rounded tablespoon into bowl with the powdered sugar. Toss in the sugar until it has covered the dough. Place on a parchment paper lined baking sheet.
  • Cook for 13-15 minutes. Let cool on baking sheet for 2 minutes then move to a wire rack. Repeat until all the dough is cooked.

Notes

Tip 1
If you make your cookies larger, then they will require longer cooking time.
Tip 2
The dough will be sticky.  Use a spoon to get a scoop and use a finger to push it into the powdered sugar.  Once it’s in the powdered sugar, just toss until coated.  Now you’ll be able to pick it up with your hands without any stickiness.

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