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A square white platter is piled up with pretty lemon snowflake cookies. The cookies are yellow with a powdered sugar snowflake pattern on them. The platter is surrounded by lemons sitting on a wooden table.
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Secret Ingredient Lemon Snowflake Cookies

These bold Lemon Cookies have several secret ingredients for powerhouse lemon flavor sure to please any lemon lover. You can't go wrong with this easy classic. This recipe makes 4 1/2 dozen. It is easiest if you have four cookie sheets to rotate in and out of the oven. If you don't I suggest rolling the dough in powdered sugar and setting it on a plate to wait for an available cookie sheet.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Servings: 54
Calories: 98kcal
Author: Mirlandra Neuneker


  • 16 oz Cool Whip
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 Tbsp. lemon extract
  • 1 tsp. lemon oil
  • 1 Tbsp. lemon zest
  • 2 boxes instant lemon pudding 3.4oz each – sub vanilla pudding if needed
  • 2 boxes lemon cake mix I prefer Betty Crocker
  • Powdered sugar for rolling


  • Preheat oven to 350 F.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer combine Cool Whip, eggs, lemon extract, lemon oil and lemon zest. Beat on medium speed for 1 minute.
  • With the mixer on medium speed slowly add both boxes of pudding one at a time until combined. Then slowly add cake mixes one at a time until combined; batter will be very sticky.
  • Use a cookie scoop (1oz size preferred) to make balls. Roll each ball in powdered sugar until well coated and place on an ungreased cookie sheet.
  • Bake at 350F for 10 minutes until the cookies are set and edges are firm but not quite brown. Switch top and bottom sheets of cookies at the five minute mark.
  • Let cookies cool for 5 minutes on the sheets and transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.


Calories: 98kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 165mg | Potassium: 20mg | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 25IU | Vitamin C: 0.3mg | Calcium: 51mg | Iron: 0.4mg