Lemon Cake Mix Cool Whip Cookies are a fun & tasty 3 ingredient soft lemony cookie recipe that everyone loves! Cake mix, Cool Whip and an egg combine for a super simple lemon cookie that tastes delicious.
You are going to love making these Lemon Cookies with cake mix and cool whip. It is such a simple recipe that you can have fresh baked cookies ready to eat in under 30 minutes!
No chilling required! Being able to serve up cookies on the fly is always great, especially when it is a low maintenance recipe like this one. Simple and delicious, what is not to love about these Cool Whip Cookies??
What are Cool Whip Cookies?
Cool whip cookies are a super simple and easy one bowl cookie recipe that uses whipped topping, cake mix, and an egg to give you a wonderful flavored cookie dough that is perfectly sweet. Most recipes featuring cool whip have the cookies rolled in powdered sugar for crinkle-like appearance.
We have modified the recipe and are making these easy cake mix and cool whip cookies with a simple lemon glaze on top. The results are cookies packed with tangy, sweet flavors you are going to love!
Lemon Cool Whip Cookies Ingredients
For the cookies, you will need:
-Cake mix: You will need 1 standard sized (15.25ounce) box of lemon flavored cake mix. Pick your favorite kind, any brand will work great.
-Cool whip: You need to use 1 tub of thawed cool whip topping (8 ounce). This will give the cookies a lovely soft and light texture.
-Egg: You will need 1 large egg to bind the dough together well.
For the glaze, you will need:
-Powdered sugar: Use 1 cup of powdered sugar to make the glaze smooth and sweet.
-Butter: You will need 2 tablespoons of melted butter to help make a creamy and rich tasting glaze.
-Lemon juice: Use 1 tablespoons of lemon juice for a nice tangy flavor.
-Lemon zest: Using 1 teaspoon of lemon zest can really add a punch of fresh lemon flavor to the cookies.
How to make lemon cake mix cool whip cookies
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Then, line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
Making the dough
In a medium size mixing bowl combine the cake mix, cool whip and egg, stir until well mixed.
Then, using a cookie scoop, scoop the dough and place it onto your prepared baking sheets. Keep each ball of dough about 2 inches apart, give them room to spread out without touching too much.
Bake in the oven for 10-12 minutes or until the cookies are lightly browned on top.
Next, remove the cookies from the oven and allow them to rest on the baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely. The cookies will appear puffy out of the oven, as they cool they will flatten as they rest.
Making the glaze
After the cookies have been placed onto a wire rack to cool, it it time to make the glaze.
In a small bowl combine the powder sugar, melted butter, lemon juice and lemon zest. Whisk until well combined and smooth.
Proceed to spoon the glaze onto the cookies about 1 teaspoon at a time. Gently spread the glaze around to coat the tops. Let set for a few minutes, serve fresh and enjoy!
How long are cool whip cookies good for?
These cookies can be stored in an airtight container for up to 5 days. For best tasting results eat within 3 days. I do not recommend storing these lemon cookies made with cake mix and cool whip in the fridge as the cold air can cause the cookies to dry out more quickly.
Can I freeze lemon cool whip cookies?
These lemon cake cookies with cool whip are great for freezing if you want to make them last longer. Simply place the cookies in an airtight container in the freezer for up to 3 months. Thaw before eating. For easier storage, I recommend placing a piece of parchment paper between the cookie layers so that the glaze doesn’t stick cookies together.
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Lemon cake mix cool whip cookies are wonderful 3 ingredient cookies perfect for any occasion. Topped off with a lemony glaze these cookies are the perfect blend of tangy and sweet.
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