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4 Ingredient Lemon Burst Cookies


Now that Andy has had a taste, he wants more baked goods. Understandably so – those Nutella cookies were freakin’ delicious. So I found a recipe just as simple, but they involve the slightest bit of extra effort. I’ll explain and then you can decide if they’re worth the sweet sweet payoff.

(I wasn’t as diligent with taking pictures of the process this time, so if you have any questions, leave a comment. Also, please excuse the cell phone pictures.)



Lemon Burst Cookies (originally posted by Tidy Mom)

1 box Lemon cake mix
8 oz container Cool Whip
1 egg
Powdered sugar for rolling

  1. Preheat your oven to 350.
  2. In a stand mixer, blend cake mix, Cool Whip and egg together until combined.
  3. Dough is incredibly sticky, so dip your fingers in powdered sugar before you reach into the bowl. Drop balls of dough into powdered sugar and coat.
  4. Place on parchment lined cookie sheets.
  5. Bake for 10-15 minutes.
  6. Leave on the cookie sheets for 5 minutes before moving to a cooking rack.

Note: The smaller the cookies, the more toward 10 minutes you’ll want to cook them. The larger, the more toward 15 minutes. Be sure to use the toothpick method to see if the larger cookies are still gooey on the inside or if they’re forming a cake consistency. A cake consistency with a little goo is okay.

Tidy Mom suggests trying strawberry or orange cake mix for variety. I’m going to try red velvet next. I’ll let you know how it turns out. These are messy but super easy and tasty. Because of the fact that I didn’t realize I had no parchment paper until I had already mixed the batter and the incredible stickiness of the dough, these took around 45 minutes to an hour to complete. But then came the delicious payoff.


Outside of cookies, all is quiet here on the Nutmeg front. I ran a work event at Yale, which was great if only because their campus and all of the houses around it are gorgeous. Yesterday, Andy and I went to his company picnic in Charlestown, RI. His boss has an idyllic beach house there with access to a members only beach, and we spent half the time next to the ocean and the other half on his beautiful patio having a catered dinner. Ahhh, this must be the good life.

How are all of you?


One thought on “4 Ingredient Lemon Burst Cookies”

  1. Dayvon says:

    i have a recipe like this. it’s one box of cake mix, one tub of cool whip {i use the light} and one egg. mix it teegthor and drop onto the pan like you did. you can roll them in powdered sugar or sprinkle them then bake at 350 for about ten minutes until the tops crack . sooooooo yummy and {kind of} good for you. 🙂

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