Right before Christmas, someone brought cookies or candy or some kind of goodies into our office to share. It added to my girth and added a smile to my face.  I love sweets. Our friend Caitlin is an excellent baker.  She even beat me recently in a chocolate chip cookie bake-off. Caitlin brought in an entire basket of cookies to share with the staff.  All of the cookies were wonderful, but I did have a favorite. You can see them in the bottom left of the picture above.

I never dreamed my favorite would be something that doesn't have any chocolate in it. My name is Todd and I am a choco-holic. The best cookie Caitlin made was lemon flavored. Lemon??? Yes lemon. I was surprised too. Even though they were a Christmas cookie, you can make them any time and they are just as wonderful. Thank you for the recipe Caitlin.  They are out of this world.


  • 1 box of Lemon Cake Mix w/ Pudding in the mix
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 container of Cool Whip
  • 2 Tbsp Powdered Sugar

Combine cake mix, egg and container of Cool Whip until well mixed (batter will be VERY sticky!) Spoon batter into a bowl of powdered sugar and roll into ball. Bake at 350 degrees for approx 10-12 minutes or until cooked through. The cookies will most likely be flat, but I found that cooking them on parchment paper puffs them up better for some reason. They cook faster on the parchment as well, so be careful!