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4 Ingredient Lemon Snowflake Cookie

Light and Luscious 4 Ingredient Lemon Snowflake Cookie recipe is so easy to make and literally melt in your mouth. They are the perfect delicious no-fuss cookie recipe.

Front table view of yellow Lemon Snowflake cookies layered in a row on a white plate.

I found an old newspaper clipping with this recipe in the recipe box that my Mother-In-law gave me and wondered why in the heck I’d never heard of Lemon Snowflake Cookies?

They sounded too good to be true. With just 4 ingredients? I didn’t have anything to lose trying them.

Yellow Lemon Snowflake cookies layered on a white plate with a broken cookie in the front showing the soft center.

I put these together one morning when John wasn’t home. When he saw them he had a couple and asked where the recipe had come from.

I imagine lots of foodie husbands ask about the origin of recipes right? I told him his mom’s recipe box and he said he’d never had them before either.

Front table view of yellow Lemon Snowflake cookies layered in a row on a white plate.

These cookies literally melt in your mouth.

They are soft and luscious and just heaped with flavor. They’re perfect for cookie exchanges because if you don’t make them humongous as I did, you can get about 3 dozen….or so the recipe said!

Even though these cookies are called Lemon Snowflake cookies, they would be amazing any time of year. Maybe Sunshine cookies?

  • Lemon cake mix
  • Cool Whip
  • Egg
  • Powdered Sugar

Easy ingredients right? I sure didn’t need any fancy equipment either. I used my favorite baking sheets and covered them with parchment paper. Cool them on a cooling rack if you can wait that long.

How to make Lemon Snowflake Cookies

  1. Combine the cake mix, Cool Whip, and egg. Mix together and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  2. Drop the cookies onto prepared baking sheets.
  3. Top with powdered sugar.
  4. Bake

We truly love lemon and here are a few of our favorite recipes!

They’re also perfect for when you need a delicious treat on short notice because chances are you either have the ingredients or can get them in a jiffy.

It’s not every day that I run across a simple cookie recipe that I’ve never heard of and tastes better than what I anticipate.

I’m so glad I did run across this one. I’ll be making these more often. My mouth is watering just thinking of them. Time to whip up another batch.

I hope you enjoyed this delicious recipe as much as we do. Drop me a comment below, and don’t forget to give it a star rating. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐. Your comments and ratings help others decide if this recipe is for them too.

A front table view of a line of Lemon Snowflake Cookies on a white tray.

4-Ingredient Lemon Snowflake Cookie Recipe

Author: Julie Menghini
4 Ingredient Lemon Snowflake Cookies are so easy to make and literally melt in your mouth.  They are the perfect delicious no-fuss cookie recipe.
4.55 from 11 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 14 minutes
Total Time 24 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword: Lemon Cookies
Servings: 36 cookies


  • 1 box lemon cake mix
  • 8 oz Cool Whip (2 1/2 cups)
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar


  • Combine all ingredients except the powdered sugar.  Blend completely and refrigerate for 1 hour.  The batter will be sticky.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 °F.  Grease baking sheets or line them with parchment paper.  Put powdered sugar in a bowl.  Drop batter by tablespoons into the powdered sugar and gently roll them until covered.
  • Bake 12-14 minutes.  Let them cool on the cookie sheet which will allow them to set up.
  • Store in an air-tight container.


Calories: 70kcalCarbohydrates: 15gCholesterol: 5mgSodium: 110mgPotassium: 15mgSugar: 8gVitamin A: 20IUCalcium: 38mgIron: 0.3mg

Nutritional Disclaimer

This recipe was calculated using the exact brands and measurements I used to make this recipe. If you are following a strict diet please note changing anything will cause the nutritional info to change. My calculations are intended as a guide only.

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Recipe Rating


Saturday 8th of June 2024

I made these with a fudge cake mix and added mini chocolate chips. They were a hit!

Julie Menghini

Sunday 9th of June 2024

That would be bliss for my chocolate-loving self. Thank you for stopping by with a great variation!


Saturday 14th of August 2021

Looking to make these for a wedding. Can they be made ahead and how to store them?

Julie Menghini

Saturday 14th of August 2021

You can make them ahead and either freeze the dough uncooked and bake when needed or you can freeze the cookies. Just put them in an air-tight container and separate the layers with waxed paper or freeze them in single layers. You can also keep baked cookies stored in an airtight container at room temperature. Use within 2 days for optimum taste.


Tuesday 24th of December 2019

These snowflake cookies are going on Santa's plate tonight! We made them last night, and they turned out PERFECT. Also, that lemon flavor is amazing.

Julie Menghini

Wednesday 25th of December 2019

Santa's going to love them! Thank you!


Monday 23rd of December 2019

Lemon desserts are always a favorite for me! These cookies are delicious...and easy too!

Amy Nash

Sunday 22nd of December 2019

These cookies were so incredibly good and easy to make! I love recipes like this that my kids can pretty much make on their own!

Julie Menghini

Monday 23rd of December 2019

Thanks Amy!

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