Lemon Whippersnappers, lemon crinkles, same thing! This is a formed (ball) cookie rolled in powdered sugar, like chocolate crinkle cookies, only flavored with lemon.

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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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  • In a large bowl combine cake mix, whipped topping and egg; mix until well combined. Chill the dough several hours or overnight (or freeze dough wrapped in plastic).

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  • Form tablespoons of dough into one inch balls and roll them in the confectioners' sugar. Place the cookies on greased or parchment lined cookie sheet a couple inches apart.

  • Bake 10 to 12 minutes until cookies are set, but not browned. Cool on wire rack.

Partner Tip

Reynolds® parchment can be used for easier cleanup/removal from the pan.

Nutrition Facts

164.4 calories; 2.2 g protein; 26.3 g carbohydrates; 17.7 mg cholesterol; 211.5 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
05/08/2006
This is now a favorite at my house. My husband loves them, and I am constantly being asked for the recipe. They are easy, quick and taste amazing. I used Fat Free cool whip, to reduce the calories, and cannot tell the difference. I now keep the lemon cake mix on hand at all times! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
04/06/2010
My first batch went into the oven and after tasting one i didn't even bother baking the rest. I never had cake mix cookies before nor have i ever made them. I actually made these for my sis who likes anything lemon. Didn't even bother giving them to her. These were also very hard to handle. Dropping them into the powdered sugar then rolling into balls helped. Definitely wont be making cake mix cookies again. Read More
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101 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 62
  • 4 star values: 20
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 8
  • 1 star values: 5
Rating: 5 stars
05/08/2006
This is now a favorite at my house. My husband loves them, and I am constantly being asked for the recipe. They are easy, quick and taste amazing. I used Fat Free cool whip, to reduce the calories, and cannot tell the difference. I now keep the lemon cake mix on hand at all times! Read More
(71)
Rating: 5 stars
05/08/2006
This is now a favorite at my house. My husband loves them, and I am constantly being asked for the recipe. They are easy, quick and taste amazing. I used Fat Free cool whip, to reduce the calories, and cannot tell the difference. I now keep the lemon cake mix on hand at all times! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/19/2005
I made these for my father-in-law who loves lemon and he devoured them. They didn't even last the whole weekend! I used a little bit more cool whip (the entire 8 oz container). It is important to chill the dough even between batches because the dough gets pretty sticky. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/18/2006
Delicious but tempermental little cookies. I love the flavor of these as they are not too sweet but they need to be watched closely so that they don't get too done or not done enough. Maybe I should use parchement paper as they almost always stick to my good nonstick baking sheets. Still they are wonderful when the turn out right! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/02/2009
This is a family favorite as well! The last time I made these I bought 1 container of cool whip and only 1 box of lemon cake mix but when getting home found out I needed more cookies. So I used half of the carton of cool whip which is a cup and half and they stilled turned out wonderful. They weren't as runny and I didn't have to freeze or cool the batter to make it usable.(they were still sticky) Luckily I had a chocolate cake mix on hand to make a 2nd batch with the other half of the container of cool whip.....and they went over with rave reviews. This year for Christmas I'm making them with spice cake mix and another batch with red velvet cake mix to take to a cookie exchange. My children love the spice ones better then the lemon! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/15/2010
Made this recipe exactly as stated and if you like very lemony cookies that are chewy you will love these. I will be bringing these for a Christmas party so currently don't have other feedback. My only complaint is that the dough was terribly sticky and messy to work with even after refrigerating overnight. I took someone else's advise and sprayed my hands with Pam cooking spray to help with the stickiness. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/12/2010
Made these as directed and they were very good although a bit to sweet for my tastes.While baking the second half of the batch I decided NOT to roll them in the powdered sugar and they came out fantastic! Great with coffee. Also I sprayed my hands with a light coating of vegetable oil spray and it eliminated 99 % of the stickiness. This is a keeper.. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
04/06/2010
My first batch went into the oven and after tasting one i didn't even bother baking the rest. I never had cake mix cookies before nor have i ever made them. I actually made these for my sis who likes anything lemon. Didn't even bother giving them to her. These were also very hard to handle. Dropping them into the powdered sugar then rolling into balls helped. Definitely wont be making cake mix cookies again. Read More
(18)
Rating: 5 stars
01/28/2008
Definitely put in the refrigerator for a few hours before baking - much easier to handle. Everyone that's tried these cookies loves them. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/21/2014
These are the best cookies EVER! My mom was infamous for these back in the 70s-90s and since then I have taken over her realm ha. While building our dream home in '05 I made these SEVERAL TIMES for the contractors building our home and out of all the baked items I fed them these were their favorites. Still to this day when these same guys come back to provide maintenance etc. they always mention my awesome lemon cookies. So here's the key to these "pain in the kiester to make" cookies: Always use Duncan Hines Supreme Lemon Cake Mix. I've never refrigerated the dough. I've never used my hands to touch the dough to form balls. I use 2 spoons to form the balls (takes 2 seconds per ball) then transfer the balls (via spoon) to a large bowl containing the powdered sugar. After throwing in about 12 dough balls (remember large bowl) I take 2 more spoons (designated for just this process) and toss them lightly in the powdered sugar. Then spoon them onto parchment paper lined cookie sheets (I ONLY USE AIR-BAKE! For EVERY kind of cookie I make.) and pop them in the oven. Works like a charm! Read More
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