Easy Lemon Cookies (2 WW Pts)

This recipe comes from Allrecipes.com. After reading the reviews, it seemed that a lot of people thought they tasted “boxed-cake-mixy” and not very lemony. Since I had some lemons in the fridge and love the taste of lemon, I altered the recipe some in an attempt to make them with a tangy lemon flavor.

The flavor was great, although I undercooked them a bit. I forgot to reduce the temperature of my oven to account for the fact that I was baking them on a dark cookie sheet. All of hubby’s coworkers liked the cookies.

Easy Lemon Cookies – 2 WW pts – makes 2 dozen (Original recipe from Allrecipes.com)

1 (18.25 ounce) package lemon cake mix
2 eggs
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 teaspoon lemon extract – I used juice and zest from 1 lemon
1/3 cup confectioners’ sugar for decoration
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

Pour cake mix into a large bowl. Stir in eggs, oil, and lemon extract until well blended. Drop teaspoonfuls of dough into a bowl of confectioners’ sugar. Roll them around until they’re lightly covered. Once sugared, put them on an ungreased cookie sheet.

Bake for 6 to 9 minutes in the preheated oven. The bottoms will be light brown, and the insides chewy.

I coated the cookies with a mixture of the juice and zest of one lemon mixed with some powdered sugar because I wanted a tangy lemon flavor.

Nutritional Information (please double check with your ingredients and serving sizes – I use this recipe calculator)
1 cookie: 111.4 Calories, 3.1 g Fat, 17.0 mg Cholesterol, 145.1 mg Sodium, 7.6 mg Potassium, 19.4 g Carbs, 0.0 g Dietary Fiber, 11.2 g Sugar, 1.5 g Protein
WW POINTS = 2
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11 Responses to “Apple Cranberry Cake-Pie”

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    nutmegnanny — November 16, 2009 at 4:02 pm

    This looks so homey and delicious!

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    lilybeth12 — November 16, 2009 at 9:39 pm

    RDQ: where should I add the cranberries? did you substitute them for the raisins? can i use fresh cranberries?

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    Jen — November 17, 2009 at 12:04 am

    Sorry – I updated the recipe to reflect that I used dried cranberries in place of the raisins.

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    Jane — November 22, 2009 at 12:29 am

    Looks just delicious! I’m crazy lately about cranberries too. Talk about a versatile fruit! I just used them this evening to make a cranberry-apple conserve that served as the sauce for almond-crusted pork tenderloin. It was a big hit.

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    Lisa — November 22, 2009 at 3:09 am

    I also wonder if you can use fresh cranberries since they are in season!

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    Jen — November 22, 2009 at 4:57 pm

    You could definitely make this with fresh cranberries if you wanted.

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    Lisa — November 22, 2009 at 6:15 pm

    How long did you bake this if you halved it in a 8 by 8 pan? So excited to try it 🙂

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    Jen — November 22, 2009 at 7:43 pm

    I think I started checking it at 30 minutes and left it in for about 45 based on the color of the top layer.

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    Lucy — November 22, 2009 at 11:03 pm

    I’ve seen this recipe around before but it never fails to look so delicious! Gorgeous flavours 🙂

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    Lisa — November 23, 2009 at 2:19 am

    Me again. It is DELICIOUS! I halved the recipe and used 1 cup of fresh cranberries, though I think I could have used more.

    Thanks so much!

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    Jen — November 23, 2009 at 2:26 am

    Glad to hear it Lisa! I will definitely have to try this with fresh cranberries next time I make it.

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