Tuesday, August 7, 2012

If you search Pinterest or Google for Lemon Cake Mix Cookies there is an endless supply of various recipes.  I did just that yesterday.  I noticed there were two main variations.  One uses oil and the other uses Cool Whip.  Cool Whip, you say?  Yes, I was skeptical too.  

You know my recipes need to be quick and simple.  I had no idea which to trust, so I decided to make both.  Here's the best part, both batches were done in 1 hour and 15 minutes.  Baking and all.  You can't beat that.

I looked at so many variations and didn't use any specific recipes so there's nobody to link back to to give credit to.  These are mine.  All mine.  Without further ado, I give you both my variations on Lemon Cake Mix Cookies.

Lemon Cake Mix Cookies (using Cool Whip)
Ingredients:
1 box lemon cake mix
1 8 oz. container Cool Whip
1 egg
1 tsp. lemon extract
powdered sugar to roll the dough in

Directions:
Mix cake mix, Cool Whip, extract, and egg in a bowl until combined.  The dough is going to be on the thick side and very sticky.  Scoop into teaspoon size balls and roll in powdered sugar.  Bake on a parchment lined sheet at 350* for 9 minutes.  
(yields 42 cookies)

Lemon Cake Mix Cookies (using oil)
Ingredients:
1 lemon cake mix
1/3 cup oil
2 eggs
1 tsp. lemon extract
powdered sugar to roll the dough in

Directions:
Mix cake mix, oil, extract, and egg in a bowl until combined.  The dough is going to be on the thick side and very sticky.  Scoop into teaspoon size balls and roll in powdered sugar.  Bake on a parchment lined sheet at 350* for 12 minutes.  
(yields 30 cookies)

Baking Tip:
I was so glad I used my cookie dough scooper.  I know that's not its official name, but that's what I call it.  This is what I'm talking about.  
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The dough is really sticky.  I used my scoop and dropped it right into the powdered sugar to roll around.  This saved my fingers from getting all goopy.  That's another technical term used in my kitchen.  You're welcome.  

Results:
They are so moist and chewy and delicious and lemony.  The trick was adding the lemon extract.  I was torn, but leaned a little closer to the Cool Whip version.  Not only did it yield more cookies, but it was just a tiny bit better.  They tasted pretty darn similar so I took some over to Sis' to try last night.  She liked the Cool Whip version best.  My boss liked the oil version best.  


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10 comments:

  1. Love your blog. I am following you now. Please drop by to Carole's Chatter and check it out. You might like my Food on Friday series which focuses on a different ingredient. If you like my blog it would be great if you followed me back. Have a good week.

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    1. Thank you! I'll be sure to check out your blog as soon as I get home tonight. Thanks for the follow!

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    2. Hey, Jen, just checked my list and couldn't see your follow. What name have you followed under?

      Hope you are having a good week.

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  2. Stumble (as I often do) across your blog ! LOVEE IT ! Gonna do those lemon cookies for the work luncheon tomorrow and those redneck martini glasses are on my to do list this weekend! I think I could drink wine out of those, don't you?

    xo~sylvia

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    1. I believe you can drink whatever you want out of whatever will hold your beverage. LOL. I used widemouthed pint mason jars for Redneck Wine Glasses. They are the easiest thing in the world to make. Let me know how yours turn out!

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  3. I am soooo glad I discovered your blog! You and I (and your grandma) have the same blood...I want to make everything easier, too.

    I think I have to read your blog from the very start...

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    1. You are too sweet! Thanks for stopping in!

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  4. Yum :) I like that you did both versions - it's kind of like the million different ways to make chocolate chip cookies. Everyone has a different favorite!

    Cookie dough scoopers are the best!


    Thanks for linking up to Tasty Thursday

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    1. Thank you for hosting it! I think I want to try these with orange cake mix and add white chocolate chips. The possibilities are endless.

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  5. Your recipe was one of the most clicked for Tasty Thursday (:
    http://fantasticalsharingofrecipes.blogspot.com/2012/08/tasty-treasures_18.html

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