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Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Lemon Crinkle Cookies

These Lemon Crinkle Cookies are made with just 4 ingredients. They're quick, simple, and delicious!
Melissa's Cuisine: Lemon Crinkle Cookies
I love to browse Pinterest to find recipe inspiration.  A while back, I was showing Mike a recipe for some chocolate cookies that looked delicious.  He didn't think they looked as good as I thought, but he pointed to a picture for some lemon cookies and said they looked better.  I told him I would make them for him.

A couple weeks later I had freshly baked cookies waiting for Mike when he got home from work.  He enjoyed them, but commented that I still hadn't made his lemon cookies.  Oops...
Melissa's Cuisine: Lemon Crinkle Cookies
Last week I decided to make good on my promise to make these cookies for him.  I picked up the necessary ingredients at the store.  Not a problem:  there are only 4 ingredients in this cookie!  It took just a few minutes to whip up the dough and before we knew it, I had a fresh batch of cookies cooling on the counter.

Mike typically prefers day old cookies.  Something about them not being so gooey...  I know, how could he not love a fresh from the oven cookie?  Anyway, he didn't wait a day to eat these cookies.  In fact, I don't think he even waited an hour.  After I told him which cookies he could eat (I had to keep the best ones for pictures, of course!), he dug in.  I think he ate about 5 cookies. He just couldn't get enough!

These Lemon Crinkle Cookies are some of the easiest cookies you'll ever make.  They start with a box of lemon cake mix.  Then you add in an egg and a container of cool whip.  Stir it up, and roll the dough into balls.  Please note, this dough is very sticky!  I refrigerated mine for 30 minutes to make it more manageable.  Then I just scooped spoonfuls of the dough into a bowl of powdered sugar and rolled them into balls in the sugar.

The lemon flavor is just right: not too overpowering, but more than just a hint.  I think you could use just about any flavor of cake mix for these cookies, and I'm looking forward to experimenting!
Melissa's Cuisine: Lemon Crinkle Cookies
Lemon Crinkle Cookies

Makes about 3 dozen cookies

Ingredients:
1 box lemon cake mix
1 egg
1 8 ounce container Cool Whip, thawed
1/2 cup powdered sugar

1.  In a large mixing bowl, combine the cake mix, egg, and Cool Whip.

2.  Chill the dough for 30 minutes.  (You can skip this step, but it does make the dough easier to handle.)

3.  Scoop Tablespoonfuls of the dough into a bowl of powdered sugar and roll into balls.  Place cookies on a greased cookie sheet.

4.  Bake at 350 for 8-10 minutes, until the bottoms are golden brown.

5.  Allow the cookies to cool on the cookie sheet for 1 minute before transferring to a wire rack to completely cool.

Store in an airtight container.

Source:  Frugal Antics of a Harried Homemaker

8 comments:

  1. I am so excited when we start bringing out the lemon flavors, spring is almost here! Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a great weekend.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  2. These look so refreshingly delicious! Thanks for sharing them at the Friday Frenzy -I just shared it on my FB page. http://www.melissas-cuisine.com/2014/02/lemon-crinkle-cookies.html

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  3. how far long before Christmas can I make these

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