Light Lemon Cake Puff Cookies

Light Lemon Cake Puff Cookies

One of my favorite cookie recipes includes anything with lemons, so imagine my delight when I adapted a Weight Watchers recipe, lightened it up as much as possible and turned it into cookies. They turned out light, puffy and utterly delicious.

Even though I love lemon, this was originally adapted from a spice cake and can of pumpkin recipe. I just started experimenting with different combinations. You should try your own combo based on what you love. Perhaps strawberry cake and light cream cheese with Cool Whip? Maybe you’d prefer the pumpkin and spice cake combo. Applesauce is also a great substitute that is Vegan and keeps the cookies moist.

Light Lemon Cake Puff Cookies
Author: Crabby Housewife
  • 1 box lemon cake mix can substitute any flavor
  • 1 tub Sugar Free Cool Whip you can also use Fat Free if you aren't worried about carbs
  • 1 egg for Vegan, sub in 1/3 can lemon lime soda, this will lighten up the cookies
  • Optional: Powdered sugar and fresh lemons to make a lemon glaze
  1. In a mixer combine cake mix, softened Cool Whip and egg or soda.
  2. Mix until the consistency of cookie dough.
  3. Spoon cookie mixture onto a sheet of plastic wrap and roll up into a log. Make sure the wrap completely covers the dough and is airtight.
  4. Refrigerate for 2 hours.
  5. Pull out of the fridge and unwrap.
  6. Slice into 1" width sections.
  7. Roll each section into a small ball and place onto parchment paper.
  8. Cook in preheated 350 degree Fahrenheit oven for ten minutes. Cookies will not brown up but dough should spring back when touched lightly with fingers. If the edges get brown, then you are overcooking the cookies and should pull them out immediately. Otherwise, they will be hard and not moist and light.
  9. Allow to cool.
  10. If desired, add lemon glaze by mixing powdered sugar, squeezed juice from fresh lemons and water until you have a glaze the consistency of school glue. You can then drizzle over the cookies and allow to set up. If you want a yellow look, add a drop or two of food coloring.

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