Lemon Crinkle Cookies Recipe

Lemon Crinkle Cookie Recipe | The Bearfoot Baker

You wake up one morning and make yourself a cup of coffee while thinking everything is going to go very smooth today. Your laundry is caught up, the dishes are done, you checked the calendar and everything is on track for a nice normal day.

You take a moment to pat yourself on the back for being so organized and then it hits you! You remember you promised to make cookies for a friends birthday and they need to be delivered by noon! YIKES! No time to panic!  You need to do something now! Why not make some simple delicious lemon crinkle cookies? You can have them done before you finish that first cup of coffee!
Lemon Crinkle Cookies | The Bearfoot BakerI bet you have the stuff to make them in your kitchen right now. All you need is a box of lemon cake mix (you should always keep at least one box of lemon cake mix in your cabinet in case of emergencies like this one), an egg and an 8 ounce container of cool-whip. Before you know it you can make a batch of the best lemon crinkle cookies you have ever tasted!

Lemon Crinkle Cookies:

Lemon Crinkle Cookies

Ingredients:

  • 1 Box of Lemon Cake Mix
  • 1 egg
  • 1 – 8 ounce container of Cool-Whip
  • 1/2 cup of powdered sugar for rolling the cookie dough
  • Baking sheet
  • Parchement paper or a Silpat

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 350°.
  • Place the lemon cake mix, egg and cool-whip in a bowl and mix with a fork or spoon until well blended. Be careful not to over mix.
  • Freeze the cookies for about 2-3 minutes before you roll them in the powdered sugar.
  • Roll them in the powdered sugar and place them onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a Silpat.
  • Bake in a 350° oven for 8-10 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 350° while you prepare the cookie batter.

Simple Lemon Crinkle Cookies from a Box of Cake Mix | The Bearfoot Baker

  • Begin by placing the lemon cake mix, egg and cool-whip in a bowl.

Lemon Crinkle Cookies from a Box of Cake Mix | The Bearfoot Baker

  • Mix it with a fork or spoon until well blended. Be careful not to over mix.

Simple Lemon Crinkle Cookies from a Box Cake Mix | The Bearfoot Baker

  • I like to freeze the cookies for about 2-3 minutes before I roll them in the powdered sugar. It doesn’t take very long because all you want to do is freeze them slightly so the dough doesn’t stick to your fingers.

Simple Lemon Crinkle Cookies | The Bearfoot Baker

  • I broke my cookie scoop the other day so I had to get creative. I used a tablespoon to scoop out cookies and it worked out pretty well. You just need to use a spoon or a small spatula (or your finger) to help remove the dough. It was quite interesting and it worked but I plan on replacing my cookie scoop soon.

Lemon Crinkle Cookies from a Box Cake Mix | The Bearfoot Baker

  • After you freeze the cookie dough for a few minutes remove them from the freezer and roll each one of them in the powdered sugar. Make sure they are coated well.  Place them onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a Silpat.

Easy Lemon Crinkle Cookies from a Box Cake Mix | The Bearfoot Baker

  • Bake in a 350° oven for 8-10 minutes.

Easy Lemon Crinkle Cookies | The Bearfoot BakerI absolutely love the way the cookies look once they are baked. The powdered sugar is cracked open and you can see the gorgeous yellow cookie that is bursting with awesome lemon goodness. My mouth is watering just thinking about them!

More Cookie Recipes: 
Lemon Cookie Recipe
Soft and Chewy Lemon Cookies by Averie Cookies
Lemon Poppy Seed Cookies by Created by Diane

Bear hugs,

Lisa