Summer is the time of relaxing, so don't stress that you forgot to make something for the big summer party. These lemon cake box cookie sandwiches are super quick to whip up and are the perfect summer treat. People will think you are a dessert mastermind who slaved in the kitchen all day. Don't tell anyone it can from a box and only took 15 minutes to make (that's your secret). 

strawberry, cream
Emma Henzes

Here's How You Make It 

To begin, preheat the oven to 350º F. Combine the box mix, two eggs, one tablespoon of lemon juice and a third cup of oil. Or, instead of using oil, use the same amount of unsweetened apple sauce for a healthier cookie. After that, scoop the batter onto baking sheets about the same size as a regular cookie. Then bake for 12-15 minutes.

While the cookies are baking away, take this time to make some homemade whipped cream and cut some strawberries. Or if you are really in a pinch, skip the homemade whipped cream and go with Cool Whip. Once the cookies are done, they should be a cakey texture, let them cool and finish getting yourself ready for the shin-dig!

Slather up both sides of the sandwich with a generous amount of whipped cream to add some extra sweetness. Stuff that sucker with strawberries and call it a day. If you wanna get really crazy, add some strawberry jam as the bottom layer of the sandwich. 

strawberry, cheesecake, toast
Emma Henzes

Voila - you have some gorgeous, summery looking desserts that are ready to eat during a summertime party. Not to mention, they taste fantastic and have a certain mystery about them. Is this a cookie or a cake? Or is it a cake sandwich? You can decide that for yourself.

People will think you spent all day creating these little disks of sunshine. Are you in charge of drinks too? No problem, we've got you covered. These drinks will go perfect with this dessert.