It was Christmas Eve and all the baking I had done during the month of December had vanished.
Never fear, Pinterest is here!
Don’t you just love Pinterest? I should honestly figure out a way to make money from being on it so much, since so many of my free hours are spent cruising and surfing through the gorgeous photos. It’s a problem, really.
Well, it wasn’t a problem on Christmas Eve, because Pinterest totally saved my bacon.
I had made a bunch of cookies and squares throughout the holidays and thought I had more than enough for my family Christmases. Boy, was I wrong. It turns out that my hubby had eaten more of them than I thought and was sneaking them from the freezer. Ahhhh!
So, here I am on Christmas Eve with no car (my husband was out doing some last minute shopping) and no way of getting to the grocery store for ingredients.
Off to my kitchen I went and discovered I had all of the ingredients I needed to make my famous Peanut Butter Kisses. Yay! But I wanted to make something else for my cookie platter. So, I dug through my cupboards and found a couple of cake mixes.
I typed “cake mix recipes” into Pinterest and up popped a link to this recipe. I had all the ingredients it listed (and still no car), so I decided to give it a whirl.
And am I ever glad I did, because they were awesome! So awesome that I only got to try one, since they were all gobbled up by the time I went for a second.
They were light, fluffy and lemony. Yum!
Here’s what you’ll need to make these delicious Lemon Crinkle Cookies …
First step: Zest your lemon …
Step 2: Cream together your butter, lemon zest, egg, cream cheese and lemon juice …
Step 3: Add the lemon cake mix to the mixing bowl, once the rest of the ingredients from Step 2 are well combined …
The dough will be very thick and sticky, like this …
Step 4: Drop the dough by the tablespoon into the powdered sugar …
And roll it around until well coated …
Step 5: Place dough balls 2 inches apart from each other on an ungreased cookie sheet …
Step 6: Bake the cookies for approximately 12 minutes at 350º F …
Step 7: Cool on a wire rack and enjoy …
1/4 cup butter, softened
8oz. cream cheese
the zest of 1 lemon
the juice of 1 lemon
1 box Duncan Hines Lemon Supreme cake mix
1/4 cup powdered sugar, for rolling
- Preheat oven to 350º F.
- In a large mixing bowl cream together butter, egg, cream cheese, lemon zest, and juice.
- Once well combined, mix in the cake mix (dough will be very thick and sticky).
- Drop by tablespoons into powdered sugar and roll around until well coated.
- Place dough balls 2 inches apart from each other on ungreased cookie sheet.
- Bake for approximately 12 minutes.
- Cool on a wire cooling rack.
I know it’s quite a long ways away, but I think these might be the cookies I’ll bring to this year’s Christmas Cookie Exchange. They were easy to make, delicious to taste and a big hit with my family!