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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8 Responses to “Coconut Lime Cupcakes”

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    clstar — May 14, 2009 at 12:41 pm

    These look great as mini-cupcakes! I am so glad everyone liked them, and I like what you did to intensify the coconut flavor. Nicely done! 🙂

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    Joelen — May 14, 2009 at 2:18 pm

    What a delicious flavor for cupcakes… and thank you for submitting it to this month’s Tasty Tools!

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    Colleen — May 14, 2009 at 5:24 pm

    These look delicious! And thanks for the note about the coconut cream too!

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    Stephanie — May 14, 2009 at 7:41 pm

    What a great summery cupcake!

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    Ingrid — May 14, 2009 at 7:45 pm

    Those sound good and look even better! Love the lime zest you can see in the frosting!

    That would have been cute to see the KA buckled in!
    ~ingrid

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    h2babe — May 15, 2009 at 12:29 am

    They’re so darn cute!

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    Jen — May 15, 2009 at 12:50 am

    Thanks everyone! They were definitely a hit at the party

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    Mermaid Sweets — May 19, 2009 at 10:43 pm

    Yummers, I just made pina colada cupcakes, but these look amazing and I will try them someday. I have never gotten the stand alone foil cups to work for me.

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