Lemon Whippersnaps

These Lemon Whippersnaps are perfect for a party! Super easy to make with just a handful of ingredients! Lemon zest and lemon juice give these amazing cookies a bright, bold flavor that’s impossible to resist!

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These Lemon Whippersnaps are perfect for a party! Super easy to make with just a handful of ingredients! Lemon zest and lemon juice give these amazing cookies a bright, bold flavor that's impossible to resist! // Mom On Timeout

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Nobody loves an easy recipe more than I do. I rely on them daily. Whether it’s breakfast, dinner, or dessert, I like to have an arsenal of easy recipes at the ready for those days when time is in short supply. Now that I think of it, that may be every day

I am a big fan of cookies. Love them for easy desserts, snacks, lunch boxes, parties and more. What I love even more than a cookie is a lemon cookie. I love lemon everything. It makes me happy. And on days like today: cold, wet days in January, it makes me think and long for summer.

I almost added white chocolate chips to these cookies. White chocolate and lemon are made for each other after all. I left them out though because I want you to try these cookies on their own first.

Bold lemon flavor, a beautifully soft interior, and a powdered sugar-coated exterior make them showstoppers.

These Lemon Whippersnaps are perfect for a party! Super easy to make with just a handful of ingredients! Lemon zest and lemon juice give these amazing cookies a bright, bold flavor that's impossible to resist! // Mom On Timeout

This recipe calls for a lemon cake mix and you’re going to want to buy one that has pudding in the mix – makes these cookies extra moist and delicious! Unlike many of my cake mix cookie recipes, I didn’t use cream cheese. Instead, I used Cool Whip. Yep. Cool Whip.

Cake mix, cool whip, and an egg. I upped the lemon factor by adding in some lemon zest and fresh lemon juice – fantastic!

The cookie dough is scooped and then rolled in powdered sugar before being baked. Just look at them!

My boys find these easy cookies entirely irresistible!

These Lemon Whippersnaps are perfect for a party! Super easy to make with just a handful of ingredients! Lemon zest and lemon juice give these amazing cookies a bright, bold flavor that's impossible to resist! // Mom On Timeout

And to prove to you just how easy these cookies are…. a video! Let me know if you give them a try! I’d love to hear what you think!

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Lemon Whippersnaps
 
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These Lemon Whippersnaps are perfect for a party! Super easy to make with just a handful of ingredients! Lemon zest and lemon juice give these amazing cookies a bright, bold flavor that's impossible to resist!
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 2 dozen cookies
Ingredients
  • 1 15.25 oz package lemon cake mix with pudding in the mix
  • 2 cups Cool Whip
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 tbsp lemon zest
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  3. Combine cake mix, Cool Whip, egg, lemon zest, and lemon juice in a large bowl.
  4. Stir until completely combined.
  5. Place powdered sugar in a small bowl.
  6. Use a cookie scoop to scoop cookie dough.
  7. Drop cookie dough into the powdered sugar and roll to thoroughly coat.
  8. Place on the parchment-lined cooke sheet.
  9. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes. Let cool for several minutes on the cookie sheet before moving to a cooling rack.
  10. Store in an airtight container.

These Lemon Whippersnaps are perfect for a party! Super easy to make with just a handful of ingredients! Lemon zest and lemon juice give these amazing cookies a bright, bold flavor that's impossible to resist! // Mom On Timeout

More cookies to try!

Almond Joy Cookies

Chocolate Chip Turtle Pudding Cookies

Monster Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies

Brown Butter White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies

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Comments

  1. How long will the Lemon cookies store keeping their texture?

  2. I use this recipe to make Chocolate Crinkles. I sub a devil’s food cake mix and leave out the lemon zest and juice. Yummy cookies!

  3. What would you use instead of cool whip? It’s not a particularly healthy product

  4. How many cookies does this recipe make? I have the same size scoop as show ..thanks!

  5. Looks delish!!! I love ❤️
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  6. How do I know if a cake mix has pudding in it? Will it just say it on the box?? So excited to make these!!!

  7. If I can only find a cake mix without pudding can I use it, or do I need to do something different if I do use it?

  8. Cheryl Farrell says:

    Was wondering if I can’t find cake with pudding, can you add instant vanilla pudding instead and how much

  9. I seen your recipe calls for Lemon cake mix with pudding in the mix. If I can’t find that, can I use a box of lemon pudding mix

  10. Leah Haugneland says:

    I made these last night with lemon cake mix & lemon instant pudding and they were very sticky. Is this normal or is because of our temp/humidity, we live in Houston and it was unseasonably warm/humid? I also remember seeing cake mixes saying “w/ pudding in the mix”, but I don’t see that anymore. Is there a way by looking at the ingredients to check if pudding is included in the mix if it’s not indicated on the package? Could this have contributed to the stickiness because there were more dry ingredients to start with as compared to the Cool Whip and could I add some more CW to get to the right consistency? I can’t view the video to see what the consistency should be. Did you form a ball to roll in the powdered sugar and then press them down to a flatter shape before you bake? Mine didn’t spread out in the 1sr batch so I flattened them in the following batches. Sorry for all the questions, but not being able to watch the video didn’t help me. Thanks!!

    • The dough is pretty sticky. I use a cookie scoop to scoop the dough and drop it directly into a bowl of powdered sugar. Then I sprinkle powdered sugar on top of the ball and roll it around to coat. When I put it on the cookie sheet, I do press it down slightly.
      As far as adding the separate pudding mix, I’m not sure. All of the Betty Crocker Supermoist cake mixes have pudding in the mix already so that may be why you’re not seeing it. At my Target, I picked up a lemon cake mix box that said “pudding in the mix”.
      Hope this helps!

  11. How do you measure the cool whip? Do you use a measuring cup or do you go by the ounces on the container?

  12. Sharie Powers says:

    Are these cookies soft after they are baked? Like snickerdoodles?

  13. Sallita Ballard says:

    Any suggestions for making a crisper cookie? Bake longer? Thank you-this looks super delish and lemony!

  14. Have you tried freezing these cookies? (I just made a batch and they turned out great!!) I have a reception that I’m baking for and would like to make multiple recipes (maybe 3 more) and freeze. Please let me know.
    Thanks! :)

    • You know, I sure haven’t Dana. They always disappear too quickly around here. Please let me know if you try and it works out. Thank you!

      • Going to freeze this batch (after eating and sharing a few) then freeze. The reception is next Sunday, but to be safe, I’ll make my other batches closer to the date. I’ll definitely let you know when I take these out of the freezer. Thanks for the prompt reply (and especially for the recipe…it’s a keeper!).

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