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close up of a stack of strawberry cookie dripping with lemon glaze

Strawberry Lemonade Cookies

An easy and delicious soft cookie recipe made with boxed cake mix and fresh lemon juice
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 13 minutes
Total Time 23 minutes
Servings 36 cookies
Calories 118kcal
Author Amee


  • Oven


  • For the cookies:
  • ½ cup butter softened
  • 2 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 box strawberry supreme cake mix 18.25 oz size (I used Duncan Hines Strawberry Supreme)
  • ¾ cup ground golden flaxseed
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon rind A Microplane grater is recommended for this
  • 2 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoon water
  • For the frosting glaze:
  • 1 ¾ cups powdered sugar
  • 4 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • ½ tablespoon grated lemon rind Again, a microplane grater works best to create fine zest


  • Heat oven to 350 degrees F. 
  • In a large bowl, beat softened butter and sugar until creamy, about 2 mins.
  • Add egg and beat to combine.
  • Add cake mix, flaxseed, 1 tablespoon grated lemon rind, lemon juice, and water.  Beat until thick but smooth.
  • Drop batter by tablespoon size balls onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper (I use a small cookie scoop with a handle for this).
  • Bake until the surface is puffed and slightly cracked, about 13 minutes.  
  • Allow cookies to cool completely and make the frosting glaze. In a medium-size bowl, stir 1 tablespoon lemon rind, 4 tablespoon fresh lemon juice, and powdered sugar with a whisk until smooth.
  • Using a pastry brush, coat cooled cookies with frosting glaze and allow to set until dry, about 20 minutes.
  • Store in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks or freeze. 


This recipe makes 36 small (using a tablespoon size scoop) and 28 medium-size cookies (using a 1.25 tablespoon size scoop).


Calories: 118kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 123mg | Potassium: 32mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 86IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 1mg