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Lemon Snowflakes

Otherwise known as "Nehmon Toodoos" here, these lemon cookies are simply the best. I picked them because of the name and because they looked pretty. I wasn't terribly sure they would turn out alright based on the ingredients, but I was extremely surprised by them. This cookie wound up being a favorite, and not just for me! I will definitely make them again. I'm already trying to come up with other flavors that might work (failing miserably, because the lemon is so good, though!). This recipe is from Taste of Home's Best-Ever Christmas Cookies and Candies (2005).

1 box (18.25 oz) lemon cake mix (with pudding, if possible)
2 1/4 cups whipped topping (like Cool Whip)
1 egg
Confectioner's sugar (for rolling)

In a mixing bowl, combine cake mix, whipped topping, and egg. Beat with electric mixer on medium speed until blended. Batter will be very sticky! Drop by teaspoonfuls into powdered sugar (one at a time); roll lightly to coat. Place on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350° F for 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned. Yield: 5-6 dozen

Notes: I had a difficult time finding the lemon cake mix with pudding. I think it was Betty Crocker that puts it out but not every store carries it for some reason (theirs really is the best lemon cake). I'm not sure if it would work without the pudding in the mix, or if adding pudding to the mix would work or not. I also added 1/4 tsp lemon extract. I can't get enough lemon flavor sometimes, and the extract was the perfect addition. These cookies really are quite sticky and the powdered sugar makes it easier to manage putting them on a cookie sheet. Make these and people will gobble them up in a jiffy!

Other flavors I've considered are raspberry, chocolate, pineapple, spice, and strawberry. I think the chocolate might work out okay, but other than that, I'm not so sure.

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