Lemon Mint Cookies

Lemon and mint is a refreshing flavor combination that’s quite sophisticated. The ground chocolate chips and cream cheese make the cookies creamy, and the tart, minty frosting is a wonderful flavor contrast.

Makes: 32Hands-on: 30 minutesTotal: 40 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Makes: 32

Ingredients

  • 1 package (18.25 oz.) lemon cake mix
  • ⅔ cup white chocolate chips, ground
  • 2 large eggs
  • ⅓ cup melted butter
  • 1 package (3 oz.) cream cheese, softened
  • ¼ cup butter, softened
  • 3 cups confectioners' sugar
  • ⅓ cup lemon juice
  • ½ tsp. mint extract

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 325°F. Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
  • In large bowl, combine cake mix, ground white chocolate, eggs, and melted butter and mix well until combined. Batter will be very thick; you may need to use your hands.
  • Form into 1" balls and place on prepared cookie sheets. Flatten slightly with your palm. Bake for 7 to 10 minutes or until the cookies are puffed and just set. Slide the parchment paper onto a cooling rack; let cool, then peel cookies off paper.
  • In medium bowl, combine cream cheese and softened butter; beat until smooth. Alternately beat in the confectioners' sugar and lemon juice until desired consistency is reached. Beat in mint extract. Frost cookies and let stand until set.

Recipe Information

Makes: 32

Ingredients

  • 1 package (18.25 oz.) lemon cake mix
  • ⅔ cup white chocolate chips, ground
  • 2 large eggs
  • ⅓ cup melted butter
  • 1 package (3 oz.) cream cheese, softened
  • ¼ cup butter, softened
  • 3 cups confectioners' sugar
  • ⅓ cup lemon juice
  • ½ tsp. mint extract

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 325°F. Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
  • In large bowl, combine cake mix, ground white chocolate, eggs, and melted butter and mix well until combined. Batter will be very thick; you may need to use your hands.
  • Form into 1" balls and place on prepared cookie sheets. Flatten slightly with your palm. Bake for 7 to 10 minutes or until the cookies are puffed and just set. Slide the parchment paper onto a cooling rack; let cool, then peel cookies off paper.
  • In medium bowl, combine cream cheese and softened butter; beat until smooth. Alternately beat in the confectioners' sugar and lemon juice until desired consistency is reached. Beat in mint extract. Frost cookies and let stand until set.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories180
Total Fat6g
Saturated Fat4.5g
Cholesterol25mg
Sodium150mg
Total Carbohydrate28g
Dietary Fiber0g
Sugars21g
Protein1g