Lila’s Lemonade Cookies
There is something so fun about teaching children to do something new. Lila is in love with the Lemondrop cookie from The Pop Shop – like would go there every day if I would let her but that becomes expensive.
She loves all things Lemon – when we go to the Pop Shop she gets her Lemonade Cookie and a Lemonade to go with it.
I decided one day it would be fun to try to make our own version of a Lemonade Cookie and to make it even more fun I let Lila make them from start to oven.
She did a great job and when she shared them with her brothers and sisters she got rave reviews.
Lila’s Lemonade Cookie
1 box lemon cake mix
1/3 cup vegetable oil
2-3TB lemon juice
(Lila loves lemon flavor we used 3TB)
Preheat oven 375°
Combine cake mix, eggs, vegetable oil, and lemon juice in bowl. Scoop, roll into a ball, and then roll in powdered sugar. Place on nonstick cookie sheet (I use baking stones) and bake approximately 8 minutes (will vary depending on oven and if the cookie sheet was hot – start watching at about 6 minutes).
Remove from cookie sheet and place on cooling rack. To frost we did two different varieties both using just a can of lemon frosting. Did I mention yet that Lila loves lemon?…some of us not quite as much. For Lila’s cookies she globbed some frosting on the top. For the people who might want a little less frosting I put some lemon frosting in the microwave to melt it a bit and then drizzled it over the cookies.
Lila and I both hope you love her recipe. These cookies are super easy and delicious.
Can I make a recommendation – let your children help you in the kitchen. I’m not going to lie, it’s probably easier/cleaner to do it yourself but the smiles on their faces make it totally worth it and I would bet you’ll be a little surprised by their abilities. Lila is 4 and did every step (opened the box and bag, cracked the eggs, poured the oil, mixed the batter, scooped the batter, rolled the dough in the powdered sugar, and put them on the cookie sheet – I put them in the oven and took them out, once they cooled she frosted them).