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Lemon-Lime Crackle Cookies

You can taste the spirit of Christmases past in these chewy old-time cookies with their crackle tops and lemony flavor. They're a luscious addition to cookie exchanges.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
  • Makes
    3 dozen


  • 1/2 cup sweetened shredded coconut
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon zest
  • 2 teaspoons grated lime zest
  • 2 cups whipped topping
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 envelopes whipped topping mix (Dream Whip)
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 package lemon cake mix (regular size)
  • Confectioners' sugar


  • Preheat oven to 350°. In a blender or food processor, combine the coconut, lemon zest and lime zest. Cover and process until finely chopped, about 30 seconds; set aside.
  • In a large bowl, combine whipped topping, eggs, dry whipped topping mix and lemon juice. Add dry cake mix and coconut mixture and mix well (dough will be soft). If desired chill dough to firm up before rolling into balls.
  • Drop by tablespoonfuls into a bowl of confectioner's sugar. Shape into balls. Place 2 in. apart on greased baking sheets. Bake until edges are golden brown, 10-12 minutes. Remove to wire racks to cool.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested with Dream Whip topping.
Nutrition Facts
1 cookie: 83 calories, 2g fat (2g saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 114mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.
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