Lemon Pineapple Cake Mix Cookies with Pineapple Glaze

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What to do with the lemon cake mix hanging out in my pantry?  Cookies, of course!

This was an experiment.  I wasn’t at all sure how the crushed pineapple would work in a cookie made from cake mix.  I was afraid it would be too much liquid.  But they turned out wonderfully.  Soft and lemony with a sunny flavor.

Here’s what you’ll need:

For the cookies:

  • Lemon cake mix
  • 1 stick butter, softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp. lemon extract
  • 8 oz crushed pineapple, drained well, juice reserved
  • 2 Tbs. flour

For Glaze:

  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • reserved juice from pineapple

Mix all the ingredients for the cookies with an electric mixer.  Drop by teaspoons onto a baking stone or cookie sheet.  Bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes.  Cool a bit before icing with the glaze.

To make the glaze, stir a few tablespoons of juice into the powdered sugar until it reaches a spreadable consistency.  It should be a bit thinner than regular frosting, but not too thin.

If you like lemon and are looking for a cookie without quite the zing of Strawberry Lemonade Cookies, then these are for you.  Actually, the soft yellow of these Lemon Pineapple Cookies would be nice on a plate with the pink Strawberry Lemonade Cookies.  Enjoy summer!

This post is linked to Tasty Traditions at Coupon Cookin’


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  1. I love lemon cookies and they are my favorite Girl Scout cookie too…..I can’t wait to try these! They sound perfect along side my morning cup of tea. Breakfast of champions!

  2. These sound so good and I love that they start with a cake mix. I love quick and easy recipes like this one. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Kathy Huffman says:

    Oh boy, I love lemon anything (but chicken, for some reason that isn’t right) Lemon is my chocolate. My husband thinks I am crazy tho. I will be trying these real soon, they look just yummy!! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  4. how many cups are 1 stick of butter cause it’s different here where i live..

  5. Do you think this would be as tasty without the lemon extract? I have everything in my pantry but that 🙁

  6. YUUMM! How I LOVE dressing up cake mix for cookies. These look so tasty.

  7. Kelley Stoneking says:

    How many cookies did this make?

  8. Carrie King says:

    This is going to seem like silly question but I am not much of a baker however, when I saw this recipe I had to give it a try. My question is, do I mix the cake batter according to the cake mix instructions then add all of the additional ingred, or just the “powder” from the cake mix? :/

  9. Can you make these into bars

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