Source: Tidy Mom
So I’ve mentioned before that I work at a plant nursery. My co-workers and I could be certified as plant geeks. Surprisingly, many of them are excellent cooks and bakers! So when it was time for the annual volunteer potluck, I got super excited because a) would have yummy food to eat b) wouldn’t have to pack my lunch that day. For a successful potluck, everyone has to bring a dish to contribute to the feast. And even if you can’t cook, pick up a 2 liter of soda or some napkins, but you must help out in some way. If you don’t and you never have, you are really lame, and I’ve got news for you, everyone knows who you are!! You’re not flying under the radar like you may have thought.
Anyhoo, I decided to bring a dessert this time. I’d seen these cookies on pinterest and thought they looked cute, so I had to see if they were also tasty. And they are, score! What’s great about this recipe is that is uses cake mix, which if you’ve been following my blog, you know I love me some cake mixes. You can trade out different flavors of cake mix based on the flavor you are craving. This time I used lemon, but would also try orange, strawberry, pineapple, and chocolate mixes. I’m starting to think these would be delicious with 2 sandwiched together with icing in the middle!
1 box Lemon Cake Mix
1 8 oz container Cool Whip
1/3 cup powdered sugar
Preheat oven to 350°
In medium bowl, beat cool whip, egg and cake mix until well blended. The dough will be thick and very sticky. If you don’t like getting your hands dirty, just stop now 🙂
Drop by teaspoonfuls (I just eyeballed mine. I grabbed whatever felt good!) into a bowl of powdered sugar and roll around to coat. *I found if I dusted my fingers with some powdered sugar to begin with, less of the dough would stick to my fingers and it would drop into the bowl much easier!
Line the cookie dough balls on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake for 10 – 14 minutes. Remove from the oven and let sit on the baking sheet for a few minutes to harden up before moving to a cookie rack to finish cooling.
Enjoy! And get creative!
12 thoughts on “Lemon Crackle Cookies”
Ooh I love your icing sandwich idea!
Literally thought of it as I was typing up the post! Funfetti icing would look awesome!
Wow! This is such a great recipe and comes together in a jiffy…this could mean I have cookies ready at hand all the time!
I've made chocolate ones before but never lemon! I always have a box of lemon cake mix in the pantry!
what a great idea!
I literally just wrote on my blog about how I am a sucker for anything lemon flavored, so great timing on this recipe! 🙂
Yes mam! Not sure if that would be a good or bad thing for our bellies, but all things in moderation. 🙂 By moderation I mean, eat 5 cookies a day!
Oh, I could go for some chocolate today. The cool whip gives these cookies the most awesome, soft texture.
Didn't you know, I'm psychic? I just KNEW you were a sucker for anything lemon flavored! ha Let me know if you make these!
I make chocolate crinkle cookies similar to these and they are so delicious!
Krista I love your blog! Just started looking through it-already made these lemon cookies, very easy and delicious! I brought them to work and they were devoured quickly 🙂
Thanks girl! Glad to hear they went over well at your work too 🙂 It really is hard to eat just 1!