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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2 Responses to “12 Days of Cookie – Cranberry Orange Cookies”

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    Katie — December 12, 2008 at 4:14 pm

    Awww! I’m glad you liked them! I couldn’t IMAGINE having to hand chop the cranberries. great job on that! and yum! Loving your 12 days of cookies! 🙂

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    Joelen — December 12, 2008 at 8:36 pm

    Looks awesome! Thanks for participating in this month’s Tasty Tools event!! 🙂

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