Easy and Chewy Lemon Cookies

Renée G.


This was adapted from two other cookie recipes. I wanted to make something 'Lemony' to take to a dear lady friend who is the nursing home, following a stroke. She used to love to cook and has published a few cookbooks in her time. She loves anything with lemon. At first I was going to bake a lemon bundt cake and take her part of that, then decided it would be easier for her to manage cookies in her room, and she spends her days in a wheelchair.

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Makes approx. 30 cookies
15 Min
10 Min


1 box lemon cake mix (i used duncan heinz, but any kind will work)
1 container (8 oz.) cool whip whipped topping, thawed
1 egg
½ cup confectioner’s sugar

How to Make Easy and Chewy Lemon Cookies


  • 1Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 2 cookie sheets with cooking spray.
  • 2In medium bowl, stir together cake mix, whipped topping and egg until combined. (Dough will be really thick and sticky.)
  • 3Place powdered sugar in small bowl. Using wet hands, shape tablespoonfuls of dough into balls; roll in powdered sugar. Place at least 2” apart on cookie sheets.
  • 4Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until edges are set; don’t allow them to turn brown, otherwise they will become hard and not remain delicate and chewy.
  • 5Remove from oven and allow to cool on cookie sheet for 5 – 8 minutes; remove from cookie sheet to a wire rack to finish cooling.

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About Easy and Chewy Lemon Cookies

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American