When Life Gives You Lemons, Make Lemon Cookies!

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I’m excited to share the easiest Lemon Cookie from a Cake Mix recipe and coordinating printable along with a fun monthly collaboration starting today with 10 creative blogs. Each month on the 10th, the same 10 blogs will share a project around the same theme, and you can hop to their blogs to see and save their projects after viewing mine. Pin this collage below, and make sure you come back on the 10th each month! I really love these girls I’ve collaborated with and I’m excited to join forces with them.  In May, the theme is CITRUS, below are the fabulous shares.

10 Citrus projects and recipes

To view and download my printable, “When Life Gives You Lemons, Make Lemon Cookies” and get the Lemon Cookies recipe, scroll down below the hop.

When life gives you lemons...make lemon cookies! + Printable www.thirtyhandmadedays.com

To see each contributors Citrus post up close, join the Blog Hop! {In the event that the direct link to their posts don’t work when clicking on the title, click on the blogs main page link just before}. They are numbered according to the links below.

1. Capturing Joy shares Citrus Photography Art Prints for the home

2 .Eighteen25 sharing their Orange Party Punch recipe

3 .Landee See, Landee Do shares a Crusted Lemon Cream Bars recipe

4. Little Miss Momma sharing diy Typography Mantel Art (Using Lemons)

5. Lolly Jane shares a diy Chevron Citrus Wreath tutorial

6.Or So She Says shares a recipe for Lemon Ricotta Gems

7. Simply Kierste has a recipe for Lemon Cupcakes

8. Six Sisters Stuff sharing a Creamy Lemon Bars recipe

9. Thirty Handmade Days shares When Life Gives You Lemons, Make Lemon Cookies! Printable and recipe

10. Your Homebased Mom shares a Lemon Cream Cake Recipe

You know the old saying- when life gives you lemons, make lemonade?  We’ve had some pretty lemon-y circumstances lately in my family.  My Dad was diagnosed with the big, awful C word last month.  Liver Cancer.  My happy, smiley, most favorite Dad on the planet….has gone downhill quickly.  I’ve always been a Daddy’s girl.  It’s been hard.   For this month’s blog hop I made some lemon cookies with this cute little printable.  I figured surely I’m not the only one that has challenges.  How great would these be to deliver to someone in your life that is struggling?  I know I’d LOVE it.  I don’t have all the answers when it comes to challenges but I know that two things have helped beyond belief- my faith (and prayers) and having supportive family and friends.  A close third has been treats.  Juuuuuust kidding.  Ish.

Easiest Lemon Cookies from a Cake Mix www.thirtyhandmadedays.com

These cookies are the easiest ever.  They are cheater cake mix ones.  So simple but my family gobbles them down.  Win-win!

Simple Lemon Cookies from Cake Mix
The easiest lemon cookies ever!
Recipe type: Dessert, Cookies
  • 1 lemon cake mix
  • 2 eggs
  • ⅓ c. vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp lemon extract
  • powdered sugar
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Pour cake mix into a large bowl.
  3. Stir in eggs, oil, and lemon extract until well blended.
  4. Drop teaspoonfuls of dough into a bowl of powdered sugar.
  5. Roll them around until they're lightly covered.
  6. Once sugared, put them on an ungreased cookie sheet.
  7. Bake for 6 to 9 minutes in the preheated oven. (I baked mine for 9 mins)
  8. Don't overcook.

After you make the cookies, download this lemon shaped printable, print, cut and attach with a coordinating ribbon.

Lemon Cookies with Printable www.thirtyhandmadedays.com

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  1. says

    I’m so sorry about your dad! We found out about my dad’s cancer last January. He put up a great fight through 3 rounds of chemo, but it was too much and no matter what the doctors do, the cancer is winning the battle. It’s very sad, but glad we could all be together recently. I’m going to bake up some of these cookies to send to dad and mom to cheer them up, even just for a little bit. Thanks so much for sharing! I completely understand the importance of friends at times like these, even our online friends.

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  3. says

    Some bright, cheery delicious lemon cookies could solve a LOT of problems & make anyone’s day brighter!:) Looks so cute & delicious! Prayers headed your way for your family!

  4. Hilary says

    So cute… Hope your dad kicks cancer to the curb…. Where is the cute soda from?

  5. says

    So so yummy and adorable! I can’t wait to give this to someone who needs a little pick-me-up. Thanks Mique!