I don’t know about you but our summer has been BUSY! It seems like every day we are running off to the pool, a birthday party, a barbecue or a neighborhood gathering. It seems like you always need to bring a dessert or a side dish to all of these gatherings and it’s hard to find time to whip something up when you are on-the-go!
That’s why I LOVE bringing these Lemon Pudding Crinkle Cookies to all our gatherings. They are light and tangy. Perfect for a hot summer day. But the best part of all…I can preheat the oven, make, bake and clean up all in a span of about 20 minutes. When you need to run out the door in a hurry, these are the perfect cookies to make and no one will be any the wiser!
Now you’ll see in the recipe below that it calls for a Butter Cake Mix. I often have trouble finding Butter Cake Mix. Duncan Hines makes one and I usually find it at Walmart on the very bottom shelf on the baking aisle (#14 for me!). It’s often hard to spot because it gets lost in the sea of Yellow Cake Mix. If you can’t find a Butter Cake Mix, that’s okay! You can use a plain Yellow Cake Mix. I just find the Butter mix gives the cookies a slightly richer taste.
These cookies seriously couldn’t be easier to make. I think you’ll spend more time reading this post than making them. Here’s how:
- 1 package Yellow or Butter Cake Mix
- 2 Eggs
- 1 package instant Lemon Pudding
- 1 tablespoon Lemon Juice
- ⅓ cup Vegetable Oil
- ½ cup Powdered Sugar
- In a large bowl, mix together the cake mix, eggs, dry lemon pudding mix, lemon juice, and vegetable oil. Stir until everything is incorporated.
- Drop the batter by teaspoonful into a bowl with powdered sugar and coat the ball. Place on a greased cookie sheet.
- Bake at 350 degrees for around 7 minutes or until the bottoms of the cookies begin to get very slightly brown.
This past weekend we headed to the farm for grandma’s 88th birthday party. Heading to the farm for a day is always stressful for me. I have to pack based on lots of contingency plans. The kids might get greasy on a tractor. Maybe they want to swim in the river. Maybe they want to go fishing and what if they fall in the water tank? So making a dish to share is always my last thought. So these cookies are perfect for that because I can make them, start to finish, in the time it takes Stan to load the car!
So I whipped up a batch this weekend and took them to the farm. We unloaded and then took the boys out to check on the crops. They love comparing the corn and wheat to their own height. I should have known that the family would eat all the cookies while we were away!
Thankfully someone saved one cookie for the boys which they promptly inhaled as soon as we got back. That’s how it works at Grandma’s house: Have food, will eat. Anytime food is out it gets inhaled. I guess that’s what happens when you have 3 kids, 4 grandkids + spouses and 5 great grandsons. Nothing is safe! If you are having a Summer On-The-Go, be sure to visit the Simple Entertaining Social Hub for more great entertaining ideas!
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