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Lemon Raspberry Cookies

Lemon Raspberry Cookies covered in sprinkles and topped with a swirl of homemade raspberry buttercream frosting. 

Lemon Raspberry Cookies

Another lemon recipe. I know…I’m a little lemon crazy these day! After the delicious Raspberry Lemon Poppyseed Muffins, I just had to make another dessert with the same amazing flavor combination. And with the warmer springtime temperatures we been having, I don’t want to spend all day in the kitchen so I needed a simple cookie recipe to make.

And these Lemon Raspberry Cookies are so easy and they always turn out perfect! They’re one of my stand-by-I-need-to-make-a-dessert-in-a-hurry recipes, that I fall back on when I need to bring a dessert to a get together at the last minute or if I just want to spend more time soaking up the sun!

Lemon Raspberry Cookies Recipe

These cookies start out by using a lemon cake mix ( I used Betty Crocker Lemon Cake Mix), oil, eggs, and a splash a lemon juice for an extra burst of lemon flavor. I then covered each dough ball with fun, springtime SPRINKLES.

Once these soft, chewy, cookies cooled. I whipped up my easy homemade raspberry buttercream frosting and let me tell you I could have lick the whole bowl of this frosting it is AMAZING!

To decorate, I used a piping bag with a open star tip, to make a small star of frosting on top of each cookie to complete these simple lemon cookies. Arn’t they pretty!?

I seriously love these cookies, and they’re the perfect cookie to make for Mother’s Day or bring them to a party, everyone always loves them and thinks I spent hours making these “fancy” cookies, but honestly they are the EASIEST cookie recipe I make! 🙂

Here’s How To Make These Simple Lemon Raspberry Cookies:

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Lemon Raspberry Cookies
Yield: 24 Cookies

Lemon Raspberry Cookies

Additional Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes


Lemon Cookies:

  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • sprinkles, for rolling cookie dough into

Raspberry Frosting:

  • 1 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 Tablespoons raspberry preserves


Preheat oven to 350F degrees. Line two large cookie sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.

Using an electric or stand mixer, mix together the lemon cake mix, eggs, oil, and lemon juice until combined.

Using a cookie scoop, scoop cookie dough on prepared baking sheet. Pour sprinkles into a small bowl. Using your hands, roll the dough into balls and drop each ball into the sprinkles, coat them entirely.

Once balls are sprinkled, place on prepared baking sheets. Bake for 10 minutes. Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheet for 2 minutes and transfer to a wire rack to cool completely before frosting.

Make the frosting by mixing softened butter on medium speed with an electric or stand mixer. Beat for about 3 minutes until smooth and creamy. Add powdered sugar, and vanilla extract. Increase to high-speed and beat for 3 minutes. Stir in raspberry perserves, mix until combined. Frost cooled cookies using a piping bag with a open star tip or simply by using a knife.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 74Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 16mgSodium: 11mgCarbohydrates: 10gFiber: 0gSugar: 9gProtein: 1g

42 comments on “Lemon Raspberry Cookies”

  1. I just made these and they turned out fabulous! I couldn’t find yellow and white sprinkles so I made some with multi-colored sprinkles and some with no sprinkles and they still look super yummy! I will definitely be making these again. 🙂

  2. they are so pretty!

  3. Seriously! How cute are these! They should call you the cookie queen!

  4. They’re adorable! I also don’t mind all the lemon stuff. Keep it coming!

  5. I don’t mind if you are a little lemon crazy, I’m obsessed with lemon! These little cookies are so bright and fun!

  6. These are beyond gorgeous, Jenn. Love, love, love the lemon and raspberry combo – pretty much one of my favorites ever :). I can’t get over how perfect these look. If you need someone to help you with leftovers, you know who to contact! Pinned!

  7. Only looking at these cookies makes me happy already! They look so sweet and sunny!

  8. These are so cute!! I love them!

  9. Keep up the lemon flavors! And I fell hard when I saw all those sprinkles 🙂 I’m with Amy, pass me the whole batch!

  10. I’m so in love with anything lemon and raspberries…I’ll take all 24!

  11. These are the prettiest cookies I have EVER see! And so easy!!! LOVE IT!

  12. Could these be any more perfect??!! I love them!! Great awesome fantastic delicious looking cookies! 🙂

  13. Most adorable cookies, ever!!

  14. So pretty! Little bites of sunshine.

  15. I can just imagine how they taste! Yummy cookies!

  16. These are just gorgeous!!

  17. Such beautiful and colorful cookies! I LOVE the raspberry lemon flavor combination in these cookies, as well as all of the sprinkles! You’re right, these would be too cute for Mother’s Day. 🙂

  18. These cookies look absolutely beautiful and perfect for spring! Pinned!

  19. Jenn, when the sun is out in Wisconsin at this time of year you need to do whatever you can to get out and enjoy it! I love using cake mixes for cookies…they just turn out amazing! Keep the lemon recipes coming!

  20. I’m totally ok with you sharing a billion lemon recipes! They are all so delicious! And these are especially pretty!

  21. They are the prettiest cookie I’ve ever seen! Love the colors and love anything lemony!

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