Lemon Coconut Cake Mix Cookies


Our Easter is going to be jammed packed with all kinds of activities. My son is very excited to hunt for Easter eggs and see what the Easter Bunny brings him in his basket this year. It won’t be too much, because the Easter bunny stopped by Early last week and dropped off a baby Cockatiel for my son. We think she’s a girl. We finally all agreed on the name Honey Bell (because of her orange cheeks and it’s our favorite variety of oranges.  My son has been begging for a bird for nearly a year now, so he is over the moon excited. He’s been caring for her, handling her constantly (thank goodness she doesn’t bite) and trying patiently to teach her to talk.


Since we have so much planned this weekend, I thought I would start my baking early. Today I made these easy little cake mix cookies. I started with simple yellow cake mix and added a package of instant yellow pudding. The pudding mix adds moisture and gives vibrant color and amazing flavor. After I scooped the cookie dough, I dropped it in shredded coconut and rolled it around to coat well. Then I just popped them in the oven for 12 minutes until the coconut was browned and the cookies were set.


I usually add 1/2 cup milk and 1/2 cup oil to my cake mix cookies, but a reader asked if they could be made with just milk, so I tried it with this batch, and I can barely tell a difference. I used almond/coconut milk, but you can use any type of milk you have on hand.

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1 package yellow cake mix
1 (3.9 oz) package instant lemon pudding mix
1 egg
1/2 cup milk
1 cup shredded sweetened coconut
1 tablespoon Dixie Crystals powdered sugar


Heat oven to 350°. Combine cake mix, pudding mix, egg and milk in a large bowl. Mix well to combine. In a separate bowl, combine coconut and sugar. Mix well. Spoon cookie dough by the tablespoon into coconut and roll around. Place cookie on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet.

Continue rolling all cookies. Bake at 350° for 12 minutes, or until coconut has browned and cookie is set. Let cookies cool on cookie sheet 5 minutes before transferring to cooling rack to cool completely.

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  16 Responses to “Lemon Coconut Cake Mix Cookies”

  1. Paula - bell'alimento — March 28, 2013 @ 4:30 pm

    Those look incredible (and if I lived closer I would totally come and “borrow” that cake stand). <3

  2. looks delish!

  3. katie — March 28, 2013 @ 6:50 pm

    Sounds like you are super busy over the next few days. These cookies look delish! Happy early Easter!

  4. marla — March 28, 2013 @ 7:38 pm

    Very yummy looking cookies!

  5. Belinda @zomppa — March 28, 2013 @ 8:13 pm

    How fun is this weekend going to be for them! Love these cookies!!

  6. [email protected] — March 29, 2013 @ 11:07 am

    Angie those cookies are stunners!

  7. Sandy @ RE — March 29, 2013 @ 11:19 am

    So pretty and Easter-y! Have a great weekend, friend!

  8. These cookies are too pretty to eat. I could stare at them all day.

  9. Cara — March 30, 2013 @ 10:59 am

    Just made these for Easter and they came out great! Thank you!!

  10. I’m loving the coconut on these cookies – a great spring treat!

  11. Ali | Gimme Some Oven — April 1, 2013 @ 6:24 pm

    These look adorable! I love making cake mix cookies!

  12. northern cottage — April 4, 2013 @ 1:54 pm

    oh my word – these look fab & oh so easy (& delish to boot) mmmmm – wanted to just reach out & say hello – I love your dip recipe from the dip to win contest & just wanted to send some warm vibes your way! happy day to you!


  13. lemonsweets — April 24, 2013 @ 4:45 am

    Sounds like you’re extremely active within the week. These types of biscuits search delish!

  14. Amanda Skiba — June 20, 2013 @ 1:07 pm

    These were so fantastic! I made them for a fundraiser/silent auction. thanks for sharing this recipe! Love the substitution of the oil for milk instead!
    It would be helpful to say how far apart to place the cookies, I wasn’t sure if they would spread or remain roughly the same size.

  15. courtney — December 14, 2013 @ 6:14 pm

    Hi there. Approximately how many cookies did this recipe make?

    • Angie McGowan — December 16, 2013 @ 9:23 am

      I believe it’s 36

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