Make 4 dozen yummy Lemon Krispie Cookies, drizzled with lemon glaze on top! This easy to make recipe uses boxed lemon cake mix as a shortcut!
Make 4 dozen yummy Lemon Krispie Cookies, drizzled with lemon glaze on top! This easy to make recipe uses boxed lemon cake mix as a shortcut!

If you’re looking for an easy to prepare, delicious batch of homemade cookies, I sure hope you will try these lemon krispie cookies! With only a few ingredients added to a boxed cake mix, you can have 4 dozen amazing tasting cookies to eat, share, etc. in practically no time! I saved the recipe from an old food magazine I had (from 1998), and it’s a KEEPER!

Lemon flavored, with a crunch from puffed rice cereal, the baked lemon krispie cookies are then drizzled with a simple lemon glaze, which enhances the taste even more! They are delicious, and would be a perfect food gift one you love. Here’s how to make them!

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What Ingredients Will I Need?

To make lemon krispie cookies, you will need a box of lemon cake mix, puffed rice cereal (like Rice Krispies), butter, an egg, and grated lemon peel. If you want to drizzle lemon glaze on them (recommended- once baked), you will also need powdered sugar and fresh lemon juice. Before gathering the ingredients, preheat your oven to 350°F.

NOTE ABOUT THE CAKE MIX: The original recipe (from 1998) calls for an 18.25 ounce box of cake mix. Most boxed cake mixes nowadays are smaller in “quantity” at 15.25 ounces, and they still will work perfectly! 

Five ingredients are gathered to make lemon krispie cookies.

Make The Cookie Dough

Place the dry cake mix, krispies, melted butter, a beaten egg and grated lemon peel (zest) in a large mixing bowl. Stir them together until completely blended. This is your cookie dough. See how easy that was?

Cake mix, melted butter, puffed rice cereal, egg and lemon zest in a large mixing bowl.The cookie dough has been mixed together and is ready to shape into balls.

Time To Get Rollin’

The next step is to shape the cookie dough in 4 dozen 1″ balls. If you’re careful about the size (don’t make them too big), you WILL get 48 cookies from this dough! Use a cookie scoop or a teaspoon and roll a piece of dough between the palms of your hand to form a 1″ ball.

TIP: The dough is VERY forgiving, so if you don’t have enough cookies to make 4 dozen… simply pinch little pieces off the “chubby” ones (ha ha), and re-roll. Place the dough balls about two inches apart on an UNGREASED baking sheet. I use two baking sheets and make the 4 dozen cookies in two batches.

Cookie dough is shaped into 1" balls and placed on baking sheet.

Let’s Bake Some Lemon Krispie Cookies!

Bake the cookies at 350°F. for 10-12 minutes. I find with our oven it usually takes the full 12 minutes, but keep an eye on yours. Oven temps can vary greatly, and you don’t want them to overcook. When done, remove from oven, and let the cookies cool in the pan for one minute before transferring to wire rack to finish cooling.

The cookies should be set on top, very light golden in color, and the bottoms will be golden brown. Let them cool completely before drizzling with the lemon glaze.

Cookies are golden in color once removed from oven after baking.A close up of the lemon krispie cookies cooling on a wire rack after baking.

Make The Lemon Glaze

While the cookies cool, you can quickly make the lemon glaze to drizzle on top of the cooled “room temp” cookies. Place a cup of powdered sugar into a small bowl. Squeeze fresh lemon juice in, a few drops at a time. Stir after each addition of lemon juice. Continue until the lemon glaze is still thickened, but “thin” enough to easily drizzle over the cookies. Too thin? Add more powdered sugar. Too thick? Add more lemon juice!

Place a sheet of wax paper, parchment paper or aluminum foil UNDER the wire rack (to help with cleanup)! Move the completely cooled cookies tightly together. Using a honey dipper OR a fork, drizzle the glaze over the cookies. Make several passes over the cookies until the glaze is gone, and all cookies have a bit of glaze drizzled on them. Let glaze firm up before serving.

Fresh lemon juice is combined with powdered sugar to make a drizzle for the cookies.The lemon glaze is thin enough to drizzle onto the cooled cookies.A honey dipper is used to drizzle lemon glaze over the cookies.

Ready To Eat Some Lemon Krispie Cookies!

Once the lemon drizzle has firmed up, the lemon krispie cookies are ready to be served! They have wonderful lemon flavor, and a tiny bit of crunch when you bite into them, thanks to those krispies inside! Any leftover cookies that don’t get gobbled up can be frozen, (sealed well) in an airtight container.

Once drizzled glaze has firmed up, the lemon krispie cookies can be served.

I hope you have the opportunity to make these EASY, quick and delicious cookies for your family or friends. Thank you for stopping by today, and I invite you to come back soon for more family-friendly recipes. Have a wonderful day, friends.

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Recipe adapted from: “Taste of Home” magazine, June/July 1998 issue, page 9, published by Reiman Publications, LP

Lemon Krispie Cookies
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
12 mins
Total Time
22 mins
 

Make 4 dozen yummy Lemon Krispie Cookies, drizzled with lemon glaze on top! This easy to make recipe uses boxed lemon cake mix as a shortcut!

Category: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: lemon krispie cookies
Servings: 48 cookies
Calories Per Serving: 64 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
For Cookie Dough:
  • 15.25 ounce boxed lemon cake mix
  • 1 cup puffed rice cereal (like Rice Krispies)
  • ½ cup butter, melted , = 1 stick
  • 1 large egg , lightly beaten
  • teaspoons finely grated lemon peel , = lemon "zest"
For Lemon Glaze Drizzle:
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • fresh lemon juice , a few drops at a time, + more, as needed
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.

  2. Place dry cake mix, krispies, melted butter, beaten egg and grated lemon peel (zest) in a large mixing bowl. Stir together until completely blended.

  3. Shape cookie dough into 48, 1" balls, by rolling pieces of dough between the palms of your hands. Place dough balls onto ungreased baking sheets, about 2" apart. TIP: The dough is VERY forgiving, so if you don't have enough cookies to make 4 dozen... simply pinch little pieces off the "chubby" ones (ha ha), and re-roll.

  4. Bake cookies at 350°F. for 10-12 minutes. When done, cookies will be golden in color, set on top, and bottom of cookie will be golden brown. Remove from oven. Let sit for 1 minute before transferring cookies from baking sheet to wire rack to finish cooling. Let cookies cool completely before glazing tops.

  5. Place powdered sugar in a small bowl. Squeeze lemon juice in, a few drops at a time. Stir after each addition of juice. Continue until glaze is still thickened, but "thin" enough to easily drizzle over cookies. Place wax paper, parchment paper or aluminum foil UNDER the wire rack (to help with cleanup)! Move completely cooled cookies tightly together on rack. Using a honey dipper OR fork, drizzle glaze over cookies. Make several passes over the cookies until glaze is gone, and all cookies have glaze drizzled on them. Let glaze firm up, before serving. Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Lemon Krispie Cookies
Amount Per Serving (1 cookie)
Calories 64 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 9mg3%
Sodium 87mg4%
Potassium 7mg0%
Carbohydrates 10g3%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 104IU2%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 20mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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