White Chocolate Lemon Cookies

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White Chocolate Lemon Cookie
White Chocolate Lemon Cookies


These White Chocolate Lemon Cookies are sweet and sassy, just like a perfect lemon cookie should be!   

This recipe is so easy because you begin with a cake mix.  Add in a few fresh ingredients and these little treasures are sure to be a favorite.

Soft, wonderful, a fabulous blend of tart, just the right amount of sweet, combined with white chocolate morsels – simply fabulous!



2 boxes of lemon cake mix

1 cup butter (2 sticks), melted

2 eggs

1 Tbl. fresh lemon juice

12 oz. package white chocolate chips

½ tsp. shortening

Powdered sugar



Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Melt the butter.

Pour both of the dry (unprepared) cake mixes into a large mixing bowl.

Add in the melted butter and eggs. 

Squeeze lemon juice and add into the batter.

Mix until combined.

Take out ½ cup of the white chocolate chips.

White Chocolate Lemon Cookie
White Chocolate Lemon Cookies

Add in the rest of the chips into the cookie batter and combine well.

Using a small scoop – I used a tablespoon to measure – roll dough into about  1  1/2” balls.White Chocolate Lemon CookiePlace on prepared cookie sheet.

Bake for 8 minutes; tops will crack.

Be careful not to over bake.

White Chocolate Lemon Cookie
White Chocolate Lemon Cookies

Take the cookies out of the oven and allow to sit on the pan for 2 minutes.Transfer to a wire rack to finish cooking completely.

For the glaze:

White Chocolate Lemon Cookie
White Chocolate Lemon Cookies

Melt the reserved ½ cup of white chocolate chips and the ½ tsp. shortening in a microwavable bowl for 30 seconds

White Chocolate Lemon Cookie
White Chocolate Lemon Cookies

Do not overcook or the chocolate will become chalky and unusable.

Stir, repeat for 20 seconds until chips are melted and smooth texture.

White Chocolate Lemon Cookie
White Chocolate Lemon Cookies
White Chocolate Lemon Cookie
White Chocolate Lemon Cookies

Drizzle the melted chocolate over the cookies.Then dust with powdered sugar.

OPTIONAL: Mix in all the chocolate chips, when they are cooked and cooled dust with powdered sugar OR leave as they are.

Adapted slightly from recipe by: www.jamiecooksitup.blogspot.com  Copyright Carrie Groneman, A Mother’s Shadow, 2014, 2018 

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  1. Daine Roark says


    I LOVE LEMON so much!! I am pinning these cookies. You make me want to bake today.

    Diane Roark

  2. Gloria // Simply Gloria says

    These are absolutely drool worthy, Carrie! Thinking I might be making these for the boys for their after school snack… they’d really love these. (I know, I’m already about to devour the whole batch.) 🙂

  3. Hima says

    oh.my.gosh. I want one right now. I just pinned this, and I am SO making it for a spring party! 🙂

  4. These look delightful! I love lemon desserts! I am going to try the tablespoon trick next time I fix cookies…I always roll mine and it drives me nuts! I also love cake mix cookies!!! 😀

  5. Made From Pinterest says

    This looks so yummy! thanks for the recipe

  6. Diane says

    Your cookies look SO good!! Thank you for bringing them to Family Fun Friday! They are one of my features this week! Blessings!

  7. Amy @Europe's Calling says

    Those look so yummy! Love lemon!

  8. I love lemon, and these look delicious! Thanks so much for sharing them with us at Best of the Weekend. Pinned to our party board. 🙂

  9. Alexis says

    Mmm, I love cake mix cookies! Thanks for linking up for What We Eat Wednesdays! I’ve pinned your recipe on my WWEW board and hope to see more tasty recipes next week!

    Alexis at Laugh. Eat. Learn.

  10. Mommy on Demand says

    I love cake mix cookies, they also turn out so great! THanks for sharing at The Weekend Retreat! Hope to see you back on Thursday!

  11. Jess @HungryHarps says

    My son and I just made a batch of these with dark chocolate chips and they came out SO tasty! Can’t wait to try them dusted with powdered sugar. 🙂 Thank you for sharing at #GetHimFed Fridays!!

  12. Janine Huldie says

    Wow, I love lemon and white chocolate and seriously two of my favorites. Totally pinned to try soon and thanks for sharing 🙂

  13. Diane Roark says


    Your cookies look wonderful. It is amazing how much we think a like. I made these cookies last week. They are so easy and extremely delicious.
    Diane Roark

  14. Catherine Ross says

    First time I’ve heard of lemon cookies…yet, they look so scrumptious! Thanks for sharing the recipe, Carrie.

  15. Cheryl says

    These sound nummy! So happy to see you again on The Yuck Stops Here link party! I hope you’ll continue joining us, visiting others and sharing our party with your followers! See you next week! HUGS!

  16. Chrystal @ YUM eating says

    Lemon cookies out of cake batter? Yes, please! Thanks for linking this at the Yuck Stops Here party. #stoptheyuck I’m super obsessed with all things lemon right now!

  17. Peach says

    I found you on Pinterest- your lasagna rolls lured me in and your lemon cookies will keep me!

    Come cook for me?

  18. [email protected] says

    HI Carrie
    This is a Tickle Tastebuds features on my page on Tuesday! Thanks for linking up and please join in the fun on Tuesday! laura

  19. Linda says

    I assume you add the egg with the lemon juice….recipe doesn’t say.

    1. Carrie Groneman says

      Thank you Linda so much for bringing my attention to my goober! I corrected it just now. Carrie

  20. Diane Roark says


    I am stopping by to share and Stumble. I am also going to use these cookies in a post I am adding probably this Monday. I made a strawberry version of your delicious cookies.

    Diane Roark

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