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Lemon Snowflakes

You’ll need just four items to whip up these delightful cookies. Confectioners’ sugar highlights the cracked tops to give them their snowflake appearance. —Linda Barry, Dianna, Texas
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. Bake: 10 min./batch
  • Makes
    5-1/2 dozen


  • 1 package lemon cake mix (regular size)
  • 2-1/4 cups whipped topping
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • Confectioners' sugar


  • In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, whipped topping and egg until well blended. Batter will be very sticky.
  • Drop by teaspoonfuls into confectioners' sugar; roll lightly to coat. Place on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned and tops are cracked. Remove to wire racks to cool.
Nutrition Facts
1 cookie: 37 calories, 1g fat (1g saturated fat), 3mg cholesterol, 59mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.
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  • Margie16
    Feb 8, 2020

    I read the previous reviews and found these easy to make. I added about 1 tablespoon of fresh squeezed lemon. Raised temp to just over 350 and baked 10 minutes. Nice taste, will serve to guests.

  • Jaime
    Jan 31, 2020

    To all the negative ratings, I say this!! I don't understand what part of quick, and easy snack do you not get? Pre-read recipe, and bake if like, but dont negatively rate when you see it requiring box mix....Hence the words "quick

  • Mandy
    Dec 20, 2019

    This was really easy to do, although very sticky. I did not make them a consistent size, so I only got 3-1/2 dozen out of it. Plus, my cool whip was still fully frozen. I will try this again and leave the cool whip out for a bit to measure it easier. I love the flavor. I would also recommend spraying your pan. I had to fight to get it off the pan. Also, may add a bit of lemon to do to enhance that flavor.

  • Lisa
    Dec 8, 2019

    Great recipe!! I cooked a pan an 350 and they spread to much so second pan was cooked at 375 and they came out perfect. They do need extra lemon flavor though so for my cookie exchange next week I will add lemon.

  • Rosey
    Nov 20, 2019

    The easiest cookie recipe!

  • Kelly Hemmelgarn
    Nov 17, 2019

    Simple and Delicious!!!!

  • tsuop
    Aug 20, 2019

    to finish my review The next time I make them I will ad 2 Tab. of flour to make up for the smaller cake mix. They are so good!!

  • Vikki
    Dec 23, 2018

    This was a GROSS recipe! I felt is was a colossal waste of time to make these cookies. My family didn't like the texture or taste. This honestly was the first recipe that I have ever made that totally tanked. The rest of the dough went into the trash, and I deleted this recipe from my collection.

  • snowyval
    Jun 5, 2018

    The ingredients in the recipe are all chemicals. Come up with a cookie using real food. Surprised you would include this.

  • itsmesusan
    May 9, 2018

    My family & kids's friends love them. I don't love making them (the sticky dough is not fun to work with), but I do for them. They have an unique texture.