Ranch Raised with Karina Jones – Lemon Heaven Cookies

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Ranch Raised with Karina Jones – Lemon Heaven Cookies

Karina Jones is a real-life ranch wife in the Nebraska Sandhills and one of the most highly sought-after speakers in the cattle industry nationwide!

Do we have any lemon lovers out there? My husband’s favorite flavor is lemon, so my girls are always looking for lemony treats to satisfy his sweet tooth. My middle daughter found this recipe and played with it. You can use any cake mix, but once she whipped it up using a lemon cake mix, she renamed the entire recipe “Lemon Heaven Cookies” and she entered them in the county fair. This recipe is easy enough for even the most beginning baker and these cookies stay really moist for days!

While your oven is preheating to 350 degrees, mix a lemon cake mix with 1 egg and 2 cups of Cool Whip. That’s it! That’s your cookie dough! This cookie dough will be super sticky, so you may want to pop it in the fridge for a bit to firm up. I really recommend using a small cookie scoop but if you don’t have one just use a spoon to drop a ball into a bowl of powdered sugar and cover your little dough ball really well. Place on a greased cookie sheet and bake for 10 minutes.

Has anyone tried this recipe? Have you used a different flavor of cake mix? What should we try next? Spice cake for fall? Red Velvet for Christmas? Strawberry for Valentine’s Day. The options are endless. Leave me your suggestions on the Ranch Raised FB page, where you will find this recipe! Have a great day from all of us at this great American radio station.


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Karina ranches with her husband, Marty, and 4 children near Broken Bow, NE. She grew up in western NE, with roots also in southwest SD. The cattle industry and raising kids is her passion.

Watching the cattle industry go the path that it has gone, she could no longer sit quietly at home checking cows, fixing fence, and doing all the everyday tasks wondering when some else was going to make it all better. As she became more active and outspoken on industry issues, she was asked to join the R-CALF USA staff in September 2020 as the Checkoff Petition Campaign manager. That position transcended into her current role as full time Field Director for R-CALF USA.

You can hear her almost every Friday on Your Ag Network’s Hot Barn Report, where she deep dives into cattle industry issues and industry reforms. Listen to Ranch Raised on a Your Ag Network hometown station or www.youragnetwork.com where she talks about her daily life on the Jones Ranch.

Cattle producers are her people. She will meet you at the county fair, at the sale barn, or anywhere the dusty trail leads.
karina@youragnetwork.com or visit facebook.com/ranchraisedwithkarinajones

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