These Easy Lemon Crinkle Cookies made with cake mix and Cool Whip are soft, chewy and perfect for a super quick and easy dessert or treat!
These easy cake mix cookies are perfect for lemon lovers! They’re soft, chewy, lemony, sweet and very refreshing. Plus, you only need a few things to make them!
I love making and baking goodies from scratch whenever I can, but sometimes, it’s just a tad easier to take a shortcut — like today, for instance. The kiddos asked what we were having for dessert, and we didn’t really have anything sweet.
After a quick pantry inspection, I found a box of lemon cake mix. I put the young dessert lovers to work, and we whipped up a batch of these easy lemon cake mix cookies with Cool Whip.
Back in the fall, I found a recipe for cake mix cookies made with Cool Whip. Even though it sounded strange, I gave it a try.
We used chocolate cake mix, and the cookies were soft, chewy and super delicious. I made some Christmas crinkle cookies around the holidays, so why not try making lemon cake mix cookies? Or more specifically, lemon cake mix crinkle cookies — say that five times fast.
These lemon cookies are incredibly easy to make, but they are also very messy. Your hands will be covered with cake mix goo, but the results are very worth it! My daughter also managed to get Cool Whip in her hair, but oh well.
How to Make Lemon Cake Mix Cookies with Cool Whip
Like I said, these cake mix cookies are super easy, and you only need a few ingredients to make them!
- Cake mix
- Cool Whip or other whipped topping
- Powdered sugar
I also added a little bit of fresh lemon juice for extra flavor, but it’s not necessary. Just mix everything together except the powdered sugar.
Next, scoop some of the dough out, and roll it in powdered sugar. This part is messy, but the kids don’t mind!
Place the cookies on a lined baking sheet. I recommend a silicone mat, parchment paper or foil to cut down on the mess.
The cookies take about 10 minutes to bake. They’re ready when the edges are slightly firm, but you don’t want them to get too brown. They’ll be a little soft in the center, but this is perfect!
You can sprinkle a little more powdered sugar on the cookies after they’re done baking if you want. Aren’t they pretty?!
Don’t forget to pin the recipe to save it!
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Easy Lemon Crinkle Cookies Recipe
Easy Lemon Crinkle Cookies
- 1 box lemon cake mix
- 8 oz container of Cool Whip
- 1 egg beaten
- 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees
- In a large bowl, mix the cake mix, Cool Whip, egg and lemon juice together until well combined.
- Take a tablespoon of dough at a time, and roll it in the powdered sugar until covered.
- Place cookies about two inches apart on a well-greased or lined cookie sheet.
- Bake in a 350-degree oven for about 10 to 12 minutes or until edges are just slightly brown and crisp.
- Remove from oven, allow to cool, and enjoy!
I hope you like these easy lemon crinkle cookies as much as we do!
Recipe was published in 2015 and updated in 2019