Online Cookie Exchange–Lemon Crinkle Cookies

How many times have you seen a picture of an amazing looking recipe on Facebook or Pinterest? 

How many times have you actually made it and it turns out just like the picture?

Well … most of the time mine do not look like the picture, or not as easy as the author makes it sound, or something else goes wrong …  This time though … it worked!

I saw the picture for Lemon Crinkle Cookies on facebook and knew I had to give it a try.  Here is the recipe…

1 box Lemon Cake Mix
1 Egg
1 regular size container of Cool Whip, thawed
½ to 1 cup powdered sugar
***I added the zest of one lemon and the juice from one lemon (be sure not to let the seeds fall in the mixture) just to make it slightly more lemon-y

In a large bowl, combine cake mix, egg, and Cool Whip. The batter will be sticky! Form dough into tablespoon-fulls and roll in powdered sugar. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in hot 350 oven until the edges are golden. Allow to cool 1 minute on baking sheet; then remove to wire rack to cool completely.
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It’s always best to make cookies with a helper – preferably and adorable one!  IMG_6468We decided that Capri would be the spoonful-er.
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And I would be in charge of rolling the balls in the powdered sugar.IMG_6470

The really did turn out like they looked in the picture!
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And they were soft, fluffy and light for eating too.  They went over really well at the Christmas party I brought them too.
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And because I’m one of those folks that have a hard time following the recipe … I decided to try the same thing with a dark chocolate cake mix.  I followed the same recipe above except instead of adding the lemon zest I added some dark chocolate chips.  These also turned out soft and delicious – definitely on my husband’s new list of favorites!

This recipe is part of Patience Brewster's online cookie exchange. Patience Brewster is an artist and designer of unique home décor and ornaments.  Be sure to check out her fun and whimsical art!

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