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Eggless Lemon Cookies

These moist and soft eggless lemon cookies are perfect for any party or just a yummy afternoon snack. Make these easy egg free 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 cake and cookie recipes that taste just as good, but with ingredients that I normally have in my pantry.

5 eggless lemon cookies on white plate

Easy Eggless Lemon Cookies

Chewy lemon cookies are the best and these cake mix lemon cookies are even better! Make sure you take a big sniff of the lemon flavor cake mix when you cut open the bag. It smells so delicious. It smells even better when baking. Some people call these lemon sugar cookies.

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 dairy, so now you’re getting vegan lemon cookies! Please double-check this though because you know how companies love to change things up without telling us, But this Betty Crocker cake mix used is vegan.

lemon cookies on black wire rack with overhead view

Supplies that I LOVE when baking

Cooling racks–  These are my very favorite and the main reason is that they don’t take up a lot of space in my cabinet.

Baking sheets- I’ve used the same Calphlon baking pan I received as a wedding gift over 20 years ago and I highly recommend it. I’ve never had any issues with them. It’s 14-inch by 17-inch so it’s big and I like having the extra space when I’m baking.

KitchenAid hand mixer–  I received this as a gift for my wedding over 20 years ago and it’s still going strong.  It’s definitely worth the few extra dollars.

More eggless cookies you should try after these vegan lemon cookies

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

single closeup lemon cookie

Ingredients for no egg 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 instead.

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

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

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

baking rack with 12 eggless lemon cookies with overhead view

Step 1

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

Step 2

Add the cake mix to a large bowl. Mix together the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients using an electric mixer.

Step 3

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

Step 4

Place on baking sheets with parchment paper (for easy cleanup) and bake! Let cool for a few minutes before moving it to a wire rack. Once the cookies are room temperature, move to an airtight container for storage.

Tip 1

If you make your cookies larger, then they will require a 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

If you’re like me. then you’re probably on the lookout for more recipes that are egg free.  I hate finding a recipe and clicking on it and it has an egg in it!

I started an eggless recipe board on my personal Pinterest page and then realized that I should probably link it to my blog.  It’s great finding recipes that are egg free and when I need one I can go look and eat everything in it.

I have an EGGLESS Recipe board on Pinterest and there are a ton of great recipes.  You can follow it here.  I pin on it every week because I’m ALWAYS on the lookout for new recipes.

I also have an EGG FREE RECIPE Facebook page that I just started, so there is only one follower right now, me!  (Update:  It’s over 1800 now!!) Go follow over there and I’ll post any good recipes 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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