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Lemon Cookies known as Lemon Whippersnaps

These Lemon Cookies 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!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cookies, dessert, lemon, lemon cookies, recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 24
Author Trish - Mom On Timeout


  • 15 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
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar


  • Preheat oven to 350F.
  • Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  • Combine cake mix, Cool Whip, egg, lemon zest, and lemon juice in a large bowl.
  • Stir until completely combined.
  • Place powdered sugar in a small bowl.
  • Use a cookie scoop to scoop cookie dough.
  • Drop cookie dough into the powdered sugar and roll to thoroughly coat.
  • Place on the parchment-lined cooke sheet.
  • Bake for 10 to 12 minutes. Let cool for several minutes on the cookie sheet before moving to a cooling rack.