December Recipes

Lemon Thumbprints

Lemon Thumbprint Cookies
Hands On:
10 minutes
Total Time:
20 minutes


  • 1 (15.25-oz.) box Hy-Vee moist supreme lemon cake mix
  • ¼ cup Hy-Vee canola oil
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 1 tsp fresh lemon zest, plus additional for garnish; if desired
  • 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • Hy-Vee powdered sugar, for garnish; if desired
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Lightly grease cookie sheets; set aside. Combine cake mix, canola oil, water, lemon zest, and lemon juice in a medium bowl. Refrigerate dough for 10 minutes.
Preheat oven to 350°. Drop dough by rounded teaspoons 2 inches apart onto prepared cookie sheets. Press thumb into the center of each cookie.
Bake 11 minutes. Remove cookies from oven. If the cookie centers have puffed up during baking, re-press with the back of a small spoon.
Cool on cookie sheets for 2 minutes. Transfer cookies to wire racks and cool. If desired, garnish cookie centers with lemon zest and dust cookies with powdered sugar.

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