Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Easy Lemon Burst Cookies

Thanks to Pinterest and ultimately Tidy Mom, I found an irresistible recipe (among many others) for lemon cookies and tried it today. Do you want the good news first or the bad? I'll give you the good 'cause it's really good...

The recipe calls for FOUR ingredients, that's it AND each cookie is only ONE point!! So good. Right?

The bad news is you can't eat just one which makes it very dangerous to even make this. You start with a one point cookie that turns into ten by the end of the night. So bad.

So here it is in all it's good and bad glory...


1. One box of lemon cake mix*
2. One - 8 oz. tub of cool whip**
3. One egg
4. Powdered sugar

Preheat oven to 350°
In medium bowl beat cool whip, egg and cake mix until well blended. Dough will be thick and sticky.

Drop teaspoonfuls into a bowl of powdered sugar and roll to coat.
Place on cookie sheet and bake for 12-14 minutes.

Eat warm! The cookies should be chewy deliciousness.

* Don't like lemon? Try an orange or strawberry cake mix!
** I used a tub of "lite" cool whip so the cookies were one (Weight Watcher) point. If you are not watching your waistline, use the real stuff (it's what the original recipe called for)

Note: You should yield 50-60 cookies to get each cookie within the one point range. Also, the smaller the cookie the better. The cookie is already quite chewy. Making a large cookie leaves the center raw-ish.


RollerScrapper said...

Wow these look amazing! I've made chocolate ones before, but never with cool whip, cool idea!

Anonymous said...

Hi Alison, Cannot believe that last night I was looking at the box of lemons near our back door that have been picked off our lemon tree and thinking... "What the .. am I going to do with all of these lemons?" ... I LOVE you VERY much you have sent the answer to my pray. ESPECIALLY only 4 items and 1 point... love you heaps XOX Ann PS will let you know how they taste!

Anonymous said...

Hi Alison, I should have read!!! no fresh lemon added but could add fine grated rind? Will try that for 1 point... bye

Alison said...

Ann, I think a little rind would be perfect!! They needed a little tang although I love lemon. I may have to try this again but with a little zest! Yum!

Anonymous said...

Alison, I am going to try it myself the WW 1 point get me and lemon agree Yum!