Lemon glazed cool whip cookies are a simple and delicious treat that packs a lot of flavor into every bite. With sweet, tangy, and refreshing cookies like these, you’ll always have the perfect summer cookie recipe!
Can I tell you how much I love how simple these cookies are?! I do! I went from craving lemon to eating these soft, chewy lemon cookies in less than 30 minutes. Others roll them in powdered sugar but the dough is so sticky that part drives me crazy. So instead I bake them, then add a bright, fresh lemon glaze that is incredible. Fingers crossed you have a lemon on hand! If not, add it to your grocery list and make these cookies… you won’t regret it.
What are lemon cool whip cookies?
They’re an easy 3 ingredient cookie recipe made with lemon-flavored cake mix, cool whip, and an egg. Combining all three together gives you a flavorful cookie with little effort. They’re fast, simple, and downright delicious. Adding the fresh lemon glaze on top just makes them irresistible.
Ingredients for Lemon glazed cool whip cookies
For the cookies you will need:
-Lemon Cake Mix: With a box of lemon cake mix we can have the flavor, leavening agents, sugar, and everything else contained within the dry mix saving us from a lot of effort and giving us great results.
-Cool Whip: We need 1 8 ounce tub of whipped topping (thawed).
-Egg: One egg will be our binder for the cookie dough so that it sticks together and doesn’t crumble apart.
For the glaze we will need:
-Powdered sugar: 1 cup of powdered sugar will help give us a thick and smooth glaze for the tops of our cookies.
-Butter: We need 1 tablespoon of melted butter to add richness and shine to the glaze.
-Lemon: You can use 1 Tablespoon of fresh lemon juice and 1 teaspoon of lemon rind or substitute it for 1 teaspoon of lemon extract and 2 Tablespoons of milk.
How to make glazed lemon cool whip cookies
Use a cookie scoop to scoop the dough out of the bowl and onto your prepared cookie sheet.
Make sure to give the cookie dough balls room to grow and expand as they cook. A general rule of thumb is about 2 inches between each cookie.
Bake the cookies in the oven for 10-12 minutes.
You want the cookies to begin to lightly brown on the tops.
Remove the cookies from the oven and allow them to cool on the cookie sheet for 5 minutes.
When the cookies come out of the oven, they’re still pretty soft and puffed up.
As you allow them to cool on the sheet, they’ll continue to cook slightly and flatten out.
Transfer your cooled cookies onto a cooling rack to finish cooling completely.
When the cookies have finished cooling make the glaze by whisking all of the glaze ingredients in a bowl until smooth.
Spoon about 1 teaspoon of glaze over the tops of each cookie.
Gently spread it around to coat the cookie.
- 1 box Lemon cake mix 15.25 oz
- 1 tub Cool Whip 8 oz
- 1 egg
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1 TBSP melted butter
- 1 TBSP fresh lemon juice*
- 1 tsp lemon rind*
- *OR substitute the fresh lemon juice & rind for-- 1 tsp lemon extract + 2 TBSP milk
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
- Combine cookie ingredients in a mixing bowl and mix until well combined. Use a cookie scoop to scoop dough onto cookie sheets. Bake for 10-12 minutes, until cookies begin to lightly brown on top.
- Remove from oven and let cookies sit on the tray for about 5 minutes. When the cookies come out of the oven they're still pretty soft and puffed up. They'll continue to cook a little more on the sheet, and as they cool down, they'll flatten up more. Transfer to a cooling rack to cool cookies completely.
- Whisk glaze ingredients until smooth. Spoon about 1 tsp onto the top of each cookie. Gently spread around.
Adapted from Living on a Dime.
How long are cool whip cookies good for?
These cookies are good for 3-5 days in an airtight container at room temperature. As they age the cookies will become stale so it’s best to enjoy them when fresh or freeze them for longer storage. You can freeze unglazed cookies for up to 3 months in an airtight container, thaw, and then add a fresh glaze to the tops when ready to eat!
Can I make cool whip cookies dairy free?
If you use a dairy free cake mix and use a dairy free whipped topping you can make these cookies dairy free. These simple substitutions shouldn’t change any of the instructions or outcomes.
Making these glazed lemon cookies with cake mix and cool whip is a fun way to make a great cookie. With tangy sweet flavors in every lemon-filled bite, these summer cookies are perfect for sharing with friends and family.