This winter might not be so bad if we actually had a winter with pretty white drifts of snow. Instead, it's been cold. So very, very cold. We've been cooped up in the house and missing the sunshine. So, it seemed like a perfect day to make something lemony. Lemons just smell like summer. Fresh, bright and they even look like little suns.
As it happens, I also volunteered to bake for a bake sale at the school. You know what that meant? I wouldn't be tempted to eat them all! What I did not plan on was how much the husband would like these light and lemony cake cookies. Thankfully, I had doubled the recipe so there was plenty to go around.
I should have known he would like them. He seemed too eager when I asked him to pick up the cake mix and cool whip at the grocery store.
The smell of the cake mix made me feel a little happier. I decided to make these because I love lemon bars. The thing is, I've never made lemon bars. They look to complicated and have a lot of steps; never mind having to grate lemons.
These cookies have only four ingredients! The eggs and powdered sugar I already had on hand which makes think I need to keep lemon cake mix and cool whip in the house at all times. I could make them whenever I wanted to make them.
Since the main ingredients are cool whip and cake mix, I thought using the paddle attachment on my mixer would make them airy. That's a thing, right?
This batter is as thick as my middle. I'm glad I didn't use a hand mixer.
Unlike lemon bars that have a crust, these little lemon awesome-cakes just have to be rolled in powdered sugar. If you are fancy, use confectioners sugar.
This batter will spread out fairly well on the cookie sheet. This time, I remembered to space them out. Last time I made cake batter cookies, they spread out so much I should have just made a cake.
While I waited for them to come out of the oven, I used canva to create a design then Avery to make and print labels on my HP printer. I did this all from my iPad. Wireless makes life so much easier. I even impressed a few moms at the bake sale. I may have imagined it.
Lemony Cool Lemon Bar Cookies
- One box of lemon cake mix
- One 8oz tub of Cool Whip
- One egg
- 1/2 - 1 cup powdered sugar to roll the cookies in
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees
- Blend cake mix, cool whip, and the egg together
- Roll dough into balls and then in the powdered sugar
- Bake for 8 - 10 minutes. Edges should be slightly brown