Lemon Crinkle Cookies, aka Lemon Whippersnappers
The first time that I made these was about a million years ago, I made them for a Christmas Cookie exchange when I was looking for something different to bring. You know, move past the peppermint cookies and the chocolate fudge to give the cookie tray a little more variety.
Ingredients in Lemon Whippersnappers
You don’t need much, just a few ingredients. You have to love the simplicity that using lemon cake mix gives. So, if you have a box handy in the cupboard, then you are pretty much ready to go!
- lemon cake mix – I love the Duncan Hines brand. It seems to pack more of a lemon citrus punch than the others. *Refrain from using the cake mix with the pudding in the mix.
- Cool Whip Non-Dairy Whipped Topping – you can use store brand, regular or lite Cool Whip works, too!
- powdered sugar – also called confectioners sugar, for rolling the cookie dough balls before baking.
How To Make Lemon Crinkle Cookies
Begin by beating your egg slightly with a whisk. Mix in the cake mix and the Cool Whip. Stir until smooth. The dough will be sticky.
Use a Tablespoon sized cookie dough scoop, form your dough balls.
Roll the dough balls in powdered sugar. Get a generous amount on them!
It is fun to roll the balls of dough in the powdered sugar. (It makes kids feel like grown-ups and adults feel like kids again!)
Make sure to space the lemon whippersnappers out evenly on a greased cookie sheet for baking.
Finally, you will bake the cookies in a 350 degree preheated oven. Take care not to overbake them, or they won’t be chewy.
Remove the cookies from the oven and place them on a cooling rack.
Don’t you love that crinkly pattern on the lemon whippersnappers?
Talk about an easy recipe! Simply tossing a few ingredients together. Roll out some balls of dough. Pop them in the oven. Cool, serve, and enjoy! Doesn’t get much more convenient than that.
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Perfect for tea time or anytime… because great cookies are delicious all the time!
Variations On Easy Lemon Cake Cookies
Ok, now that you know how easy lemon cake cookies are to make, I know what you are thinking…
What if I used chocolate cake mix instead? Well, chocolate cake cookies are great too! In fact, you can really use any kind of cake mix to create all sorts of crinkle cookies.
Origins of the Chewy Lemon Crinkle Cookie
Time to give credit where credit is due. Like so many great and wonderful cookie recipes, this is inspired by an old-school Betty Crocker lemon cake cookie recipe. Betty, like most of her recipes, of course, borrowed the recipe from someone else too. King Arthur flour lemon cake cookies are still a popular version, but of course, there you have to mix in the other cake ingredients too.
More Great Cookie Recipes
Here are some more of our cookie favorites:
- Old Fashioned Iced Molasses Cookie (pictured above)
- Old Fashioned Spritz Cookies
- Pecan Butter Cookies
- Giant Butterscotch Cookie
- Butter Brittle Cookie
- Turtle Cookies
- Chewy Glazed Lemon Cookie
- 1 box of lemon cake mix (don’t use the kind with the pudding)
- 1 egg
- 2 cups of Cool Whip
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
- Mix together cake mix, whipped topping and egg.
- Spoon Tablespoon sized portions of dough, and roll into a ball.
- Roll in powdered sugar and place on a GREASED cookie sheet.
- Bake for 10-12 minutes.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 113Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 8mgSodium: 164mgCarbohydrates: 22gFiber: 0gSugar: 13gProtein: 1g
Nutrition isn't always accurate.
This recipe was first posted on June 26th, 2013. It has been updated to improve user experience and re-shared on January 10, 2022.