Lemon-Lime Crackle Cookies Recipe

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You can taste the spirit of Christmases past in these chewy old-time cookies with their crackle tops and lemony flavor. They're a luscious addition to cookie exchanges.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
MAKES:18 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
MAKES: 18 servings


  • 1/2 cup sweetened shredded coconut
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon peel
  • 2 teaspoons grated lime peel
  • 2 cups whipped topping
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 envelopes whipped topping mix (Dream Whip)
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 package lemon cake mix (regular size)
  • Confectioners' sugar


  1. In a blender or food processor, combine the coconut, lemon peel and lime peel. Cover and process until finely chopped, about 30 seconds; set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, combine whipped topping, eggs, dry whipped topping mix and lemon juice. Add dry cake mix and coconut mixture and mix well.
  3. Drop by tablespoonfuls into a bowl of confectioner's sugar. Shape into balls. Place 2 in. apart on greased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Remove to wire racks to cool. Yield: about 3 dozen.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested with Dream Whip topping.
Originally published as Lemon-Lime Crackle Cookies in Country Woman Christmas Annual 2003, p43

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.

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love_my_life User ID: 2481170 101638
Reviewed May. 21, 2010

"This is a very, very light and moist cake-type cookie that might be served at a tea party. It is so soft that it can easily fall apart. The cookie is tasty- but would not travel well."

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