Sunday, August 7, 2011

Lemon Cookies

This recipe for Lemon Cookies is another one of those that I've kept in my three-ring recipe binder for so many years that now I don't remember the source. I checked several of my older cookbooks, but I couldn't locate it. I decided to look online to see if I could find a source, and I found lots of postings for similar recipes, but none that were exactly like mine. The one I found that I was most interested in was from Stephanie's Kitchen. Her recipe was almost identical to mine, except that she had added fresh lemon juice and lemon zest to the cookie recipe. Fresh is always good, so that's how I made this batch of cookies. Thanks, Stephanie, for an updated version of my old Lemon Cookies.











Lemon Cookies
1 box (18.25 ounces) lemon cake mix
1 large egg
zest and juice from 1 lemon
1 (8 ounce) container Cool Whip, thawed
about 3/4 cup powdered sugar

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
In a large bowl, combine the dry cake mix, egg, lemon juice, and lemon zest. Mixture will be crumbly. Fold in the Cool Whip until well combined. Batter will be sticky; refrigerate for 1 hour. Scoop the batter out by small spoonfuls and roll in powdered sugar. Place on a sheet pan lined with parchment paper. Bake for 8 - 10 minutes until lightly browned. Makes about 4 dozen cookies.





Roll the cookie dough in powdered sugar before they are baked.



Bake on parchment paper.



These cookies are moist and lemony, and so easy to make.



23 comments:

  1. Oh, I am definitely making these! There is no oil or butter in the recipe!!

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  2. I love recipes like this that start with a cake mix. It makes it so easy to mix up a batch. The fresh lemon juice and zest are a great addition!

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  3. OMG, these look and sound SO GOOD! I am going for the lemon recipes today it seems. I love things with a strong lemon flavor. The fact that your recipe has stood the test of time is what draws me to it as well.

    I found you blog through the Jam Hands Monday Blog hop. I like it a lot. I'm your newest follower. We have similar ides about baking I see! I hope you'll have time to check out my blog too at http://thebiggreenbowl.blogspot.com I have a really great recipe for lemon crumble muffins that I should post soon that I bet you'll love. I am waiting for the lemons on my tree to get ripe!

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  4. What a GREAT recipe! I would love it if you came over to Cast Party Wednesday tomorrow and shared this and other recipes with us! :)
    Thanks,
    I hope to see you there!

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  5. These look so good! I love anything lemon, keep up the good work.

    http://lnowak.blogspot.com
    My Little Blogspot

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  6. I love how they crack and look so pretty! They sound wonderful!

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  7. those cookies look delicious! I am a teacher too, and I'd like to make some recipes with my 3rd graders :)
    http://lilioshka.blogspot.com/

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  8. I love lemon! I'm a new follower!

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  9. Sounds wonderful!! I posted a lemon bar recipe. Are these super sweet or kinda tart? I like lemon stuff that is tart...wish I could try one of your cookies!

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  10. This is definitely a must try....I love anything lemon.

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  11. Thank you so much for sharing this at Recipe Sharing Monday. I hope to see you back tomorrow :)

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  12. this looks incredible! Thanks for linking to Tasty Tuesday.
    http://nap-timecreations.blogspot.com/

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  13. THANK YOU so much for sharing your recipes with me at Cast Party Wednesday. I'd like to invite you back this week.
    Thanks,
    I hope to see you again!

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  14. Powdered sugar it helps good cookies taste even better!

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  15. I was hoping you knew where the recipe came from...my great grandmother made these all the time! I tried to make them all from "scratch" last winter, but it just didn't work out. Cake mix and cool whip it is since I love these!

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  16. I think I need to try these, I think I have this recipe that was my mom's. She used to make them. Must look yummy andi

    http://thewednesdaybaker.blogspot.com/2011/08/coconut-date-cookies.html

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  17. Lovely and lemony Aunt Nubby! Hope you can stop by and link these up at Fresh Food Friday! Have a super weekend!

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  18. Oh PS: now following you too; would luv a follow back if you like!

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  19. Love these!! I'm making them now. Thank you for linking up to Sharing Sundays. I'll be sure to link back to you when I post this on my blog.

    Ellen

    http://everydaysisters.blogspot.com

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  20. These sound so great! How could you go wrong with lemon and cool whip?

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