Monday, July 23, 2012

La La Lemon Crinkle Cookies

Since it's Summer I decided that Lemon seems to be the flavor these days.  Although it has been exceptionally hot all over the United States, I couldn't give up baking!  I know the heat varies throughout the Summer months nationally but I have to tell you reaching a heat index of about 105'F with about 90% Humidity is just utterly disgusting!  Just standing you have sweat pouring down your body.  The air is so thick you feel like you're suffocating and all your joints ache!

I feel so bad when the weather is so horrible for my husband since he has to walk and deliver the mail.  He walks about 12 miles a day carrying packages, mail, magazines and advertisements.  It adds up and the bag gets heavy.  I know I couldn't do his job.  So think of your mailman during bad weather whether it's cold, hot, snowing or raining.  They go through a lot especially when the are on foot.  So offer them a cold beverage and remember them during the holidays.  It really is a stressful job!

So back to this recipe.  I added this recipe to my line up of cookies to bring to a graduation party that was so much fun!  My platters looked abundant and nice.

These cookies are like a marshamallowy cloud with a hint of lemon that is not overpowering to even the people who don't eat lemon desserts.  The kids loved them as well as the adults.  What is even more awesome that these are using the biggest short cut....CAKE MIX!  You can't even tell and they are so yummy that I was blown away.  The whole concept of using Cake Mix for something other than making a Cake was not so believable by me, but you have to try!  After all if it's approved by Sandra Lee of Semi Homemade and all her cut corners ideas, than it's good enough for me!

So I used the same concept as I did my Snickerdoodles but did a Lemon Cookie.  These are puffy and soft as well.  They are super easy and a great quick cookie to make in a flash.  With all my cookies to keep them uniform I use a cookie scoop.

So here we go!

La La Lemon Crinkle Cookies
1 pkg. Lemon Cake Mix
1/3 cup vegetable oil
2 eggs
1 tbsp. lemon juice
Powdered Sugar to roll dough ball in

Preheat oven to 350'F. Mix cake mix, oil, eggs, and 1 tablespoon lemon juice together.

Dough will be very stiff. 

Scoop dough or pinch dough and roll into balls.

Roll around in a bowl of powdered sugar.

*Great for kids to chip in!

Place dough balls on parchment paper lined cookie sheets.

 *My daughter did such a great job and got powdered sugar on her and her face!  =)

Bake cookies between 10-14 minutes until cookies are set and barely golden around edges and crackle shows on cookies. Do not over bake.

Remove from oven and let cool and transfer to cooling racks.

This was a great recipe to get my daughter involved to make some memories just like I was a little girl helping my mom.  The tradition continues....

My daughter loved the cookies so much she kept stealing them and I had to eventually put them away in an air tight container so I can plate them up on the platters the next day for the party.

I hope you have a wonderful weekend!


  1. Annamaria, I've never even thought how difficult it must be to be a mailman. Please, say Hi to your husband and let him know we're praying for him to be strong!....
    P.S. your daughter is so gorgeous! Annamaria, I'm happy you're blessed with such a wonderful family!!!

  2. Thank You Maria! I will indeed let him know! I was going to write a blog about Mail Carriers and to just to let people know that they are forgotten hard workers and in some cases are heroes. They in some events risk their lives. I'll explain better in my post about the USPS. But I am so glad there are so many of his customers who offer him cool drinks, snacks and warm beverages in the winter. Last year he got over 30 Christmas Cards thanking him for his service and it makes him feel real good that people appreciate his hard work. Thank you for saying Sofia is gorgeous. I feel like she's my angel of beauty. She is amazing. I am truly blessed that I have my family. It's a lot of work and tough times at times, but all worth it! God has truly blessed me! God Bless You Maria! I can tell you are a wonderful and beautiful person! xoxo

  3. These look Yummy! I am lemon obsessed this summer. Visiting from Kitchen Fun Linkup :)

  4. Thanks for following along with me at LizzieJaneBaby. These cookies look so yummy. I love lemon and can't wait to try them. I'm also your newest follower!

  5. YUM! Lemon is my favorite flavor and I can't wait to try this super simple recipe. Thanks for sharing :) Have a great week.