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Gin Lemon Cake Cookies with Gin Icing

Make It Yourself

Spirit Ingredients:

1/4 Cup + 1 tsp

Food Ingredients and Preparation

This recipe is quick and easy because we are grabbing some packaged ingredients to help us along the way. Who's ready for some tea and cake with a hint of GIN!

Serves 8-10. Prep time 15 min. Cook time 15 min.


  • 1 box lemon cake mix
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1 lemon, zested and juiced (be sure not to get the white rind as it will make it taste bitter), 1 tsp for icing

For the icing:

  • 1 tsp gin
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup water
  1. Preheat oven to 375.
  2. In a large bowl, mix lemon cake mix, eggs, oil, lemon and gin.  Stir until completely mixed.
  3. Drop the mixture (in cookie form) on a greased sheet pan.
  4. Bake for 7-8 minutes.
  5. In the meantime, put the powdered sugar in a bowl and slowly stir in the gin and lemon juice. Mix.
  6. Slowly add 1/4c water until the sugar is dissolved completely and it should be a thin frosting texture. Set aside.
  7. Remove cookies from oven and place on parchment paper. Drizzle with frosting and let cool.


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