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Easy Lemon Pudding Cookies

Easy Lemon Pudding Cookies

Incredibly easy lemon pudding cookie recipe that is packed with flavor. A great cookie to serve as a tasty snack or at any get together.

This is one of the recipes my family made all the time when I was growing up. And between the great flavor and simplicity it’s still a regular cookie recipe me and my family make.

I love the fresh, lemony flavor and with only needing a few simple ingredients, it’s just a great all around recipe.

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Note: While I do add lemon zest, you can make these cookies without it. It just adds a great, fresh flavor that tastes absolutely delicious.

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How to Make Simple Lemon Pudding Mix Cookies

closeup of fresh baked lemon pudding mix cookies

This is one of the quickest cookie recipes I make. Prep time is literally just a few minutes and bake time is under ten.

It’s a great last minute recipe to serve to guests or for that party you forgot you had to bring a dessert to.

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Lemon Pudding Cookie Ingredients

lemon zest lemon and grater on cutting board

The great thing about this recipe is that we use pudding mix and Bisquick, which cuts down a ton on how many ingredients we need.

And just because it’s quick and easy doesn’t mean we are sacrificing on flavor. In fact, just by adding a little lemon zest, we really elevate the flavor of these cookies.

Ingredient List

  • Bisquick
  • Lemon Pudding Mix
  • Vegetable Oil
  • Egg
  • Lemon Zest (optional)

Lemon Pudding Mix: I’ve used both Jell-O brand as well as store brand, and all of them have produced great results. Go with whatever brand you prefer.

Bisquick: By using Bisquick we avoid combining three other ingredients. It’s a great time saver, and the texture it produces is excellent.

Vegetable Oil: While you can use butter (or margarine) or your other favorite baking oil, I’ve found the best results come from using vegetable oil.

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Stir Ins

bowl of white chocolate chips

While this recipe is excellent as is, it’s also a great base for any of your favorite cookie stir ins. I don’t add other flavors to my cookies often but I’ve had friends tell me they love all sorts of interesting flavor combinations.

Feel free to add 1/2-1 cup of your favorite cookie stir ins with no other recipe changes.

Related: How to bake cookies without a cookie sheet

Step by Step Recipe Instructions

top view of mixing bowl of lemon pudding cookie dough

So this recipe is seriously quick to get in the oven. There are just a few simple steps making it one of my personal favorite last minute dessert.

Once you have your ingredients gathered, it’s time to bake some cookies!

Step 1: Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Step 2: In a large mixing bowl, add all your ingredients

Step 3: Stir by hand until well blended

Step 4: Roll your cookies into 1″-2″ balls and place on ungreased cookie sheet. Leave a couple inches between cookies

Step 5: Using your palm, flatten each cookie

Step 6: Bake in preheated oven for 8-9 minutes

Step 7: Remove cookies from oven and cool on a wire rack

Step 8: Serve and enjoy!

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homemade lemon pudding cookies and a whole lemon in the background

Easy Lemon Pudding Cookies

Great tasting cookies that are super quick to make. A wonderful last minute dessert for the family or a party.
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Prep Time 4 mins
Cook Time 8 mins
Total Time 12 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12
Calories 110 kcal

Equipment

  • 1 Cookie Sheet
  • 1 Mixing Bowl

Ingredients
  

  • ¾ Cup Bisquick
  • 1 3.4 oz pckg Lemon Pudding Mix
  • ¼ Cup Vegetable Oil
  • 1 Large Egg
  • 1 tsp Lemon Zest optional

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • In a large mixing bowl, add all your ingredients
  • Stir by hand until well blended
  • Roll your cookies into 1"-2" balls and place on ungreased cookie sheet. Leave a couple inches between cookies
  • Using your palm, flatten each cookie
  • Bake in preheated oven for 8-9 minutes
  • Remove cookies from oven and cool on a wire rack
  • Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 110kcal
Keyword Chocolate Cookies, Lemon Pudding
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Recipe Notes

  • These cookies taste great when frosted. Use cream cheese or buttercream frosting and wait until they’ve cooled before frosting them.
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  • Store these cookies covered at room temperature for up to three days