Light and easy cookies made with lemon cake mix.

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Ingredients

18
Original recipe yields 18 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease baking sheets.

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  • Beat together the whipped topping and eggs together. Add the lemon cake mix and continue to mix. Dough will be thick.

  • Drop by teaspoonfuls into a bowl of confectioners' sugar and roll to coat. Place cookies on the prepared baking sheets. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 8 minutes.

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Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

177 calories; 7.1 g total fat; 28 mg cholesterol; 216 mg sodium. 26.1 g carbohydrates; 2.6 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
08/10/2008
I have been making this recipe for years...Tips chill the dough about an hour - it's easier to handle. Add 1/2 C flour. Let them bake 8-12 minutes, checking at 8,10&12 minutes - the bottoms should be golden brown. Pull the cookie sheets out and let the cookies rest on the sheets for a few minutes. Do not keep in the oven because you think these are not done - cause they are! They will harden up as they sit on the sheets and cool down. YUMMO!!! I also have tried with sugar free cool-whip - less calores and it's still just so gooood. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
10/28/2011
Great the first day but they get kind of chewy after that. Read More
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255 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 156
  • 4 star values: 53
  • 3 star values: 20
  • 2 star values: 15
  • 1 star values: 11
Rating: 5 stars
08/10/2008
I have been making this recipe for years...Tips chill the dough about an hour - it's easier to handle. Add 1/2 C flour. Let them bake 8-12 minutes, checking at 8,10&12 minutes - the bottoms should be golden brown. Pull the cookie sheets out and let the cookies rest on the sheets for a few minutes. Do not keep in the oven because you think these are not done - cause they are! They will harden up as they sit on the sheets and cool down. YUMMO!!! I also have tried with sugar free cool-whip - less calores and it's still just so gooood. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/10/2008
I have been making this recipe for years...Tips chill the dough about an hour - it's easier to handle. Add 1/2 C flour. Let them bake 8-12 minutes, checking at 8,10&12 minutes - the bottoms should be golden brown. Pull the cookie sheets out and let the cookies rest on the sheets for a few minutes. Do not keep in the oven because you think these are not done - cause they are! They will harden up as they sit on the sheets and cool down. YUMMO!!! I also have tried with sugar free cool-whip - less calores and it's still just so gooood. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/27/2006
You can use ANY packaged cake mix and you can even use dry brownie mix. You can also get creative with what kind of sugar mix you use to roll the dough into. My friend made a mix of sugar and splenda and ground it up to mimic the texture of powdered sugar and the cookies were fabulous! For as easy as this is to make the cookies taste better than I've had in a long time AND they always remain moist! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/09/2002
My grandma would make these all the time when I was little. She would use also use white cake mix with 3 egg whites and then add food coloring to the batter. (ie. red and green for Christmas) She would also make ahead and freeze. (freeze no longer than 2 months. let thaw in fridge for 24 hours) I'm so glad to see this recipe out here! Brings back wonderful memories of baking with grandma so long ago! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/26/2003
These are sooooo good! I chilled the dough and then scooped it with one spoon and scraped it into the powdered sugar with a second spoon. They WERE good gone now! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/29/2003
I don't know if I did something wrong but 8 minutes was not long enough... I actually had to double the time so if anyone tries this you might want to do a small test batch... Other than tha these cookies taste great and are easy to make:o) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/15/2003
Easy to make and has a great texture. I too had to play around with the baking time a bit. I wound up baking the cookies for 14 minutes and they turned out great. I made this with chocolate cake mix as I was out of lemon. Can't wait to try it with lemon! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/05/2007
definitely a cake like cookie but HEY whe n you're using a cake mix I guess that's a natural. I found it too difficult to take the sticky thick dough and roll it in confectioners sugar so I dusted the cookie with 10X after baking. You don't get the crackle look but the taste is still there. You could call these cookies muffin tops and for those of you who are Seinfeld fans this is a good basis for a black and white cookie...just mix up two batches of icing one choco and one vanilla and brush half the cookie with each...Look to the Cookie! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/10/2012
I made these last night from an old recipe that I had but had never tried....it used only ONE egg and 1 cup of cool whip....be sure to put in fridge before trying to roll out into balls....worked like a charm and did not have "cake like" texture due to the one egg....two gives it cake like texture....wonderful!!!!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/01/2004
I made with orange cake mix but we loved this light soft cookie! It was perfect to make with my 2-year-old. Thanks for a wonderfully simple recipe! Will make tons more. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
10/28/2011
Great the first day but they get kind of chewy after that. Read More
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