Lemon Coconut Clouds


Lemon Coconut Clouds

Delight your senses with these light and airy cloud cookies!

Lemon Coconut Clouds
Lemon Coconut Clouds
8 Min

If you're wondering about whether coconut goes good with lemon, we're here to tell you, YES! These heavenly Lemon Coconut Clouds are lighter than air and have just the right amount of tropical flavor to make you feel like you're on a private island soaking in the sunshine and the breeze.

Plus, these easy lemon coconut clouds can be made by anyone and quickly. With only five ingredients, it couldn't be simpler to put these delicious cookies together. The whipped topping gives them the light as air composition and the shredded coconut adds to the texture to finish off these delightful treats. Now, go on and share the paradise with your friends and family!

What You'll Need

  • 1 (18.25-ounce) box lemon cake mix
  • 1 1/2 cup frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut
  • 3/4 cup confectioners' sugar

Cloud Cookies Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat 2 baking sheets with cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, beat all ingredients except confectioners' sugar with an electric mixer; mix well.
  3. Place confectioners' sugar in a shallow dish. Roll a heaping teaspoonful of dough in sugar. Place on prepared baking sheets.
  4. Bake 8 to 10 minutes, or until light brown around edges. Let cool 5 minutes then remove to a wire rack to finish cooling.


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have made these with different cake mixes and they are great and quick

There was a time back in the day when you couldn't bribe me to eat anything with lemon...and now I try to put it on or in everything I eat or drink. LOL Funny how things change as we get older huh? I've never really cared for the lime and coconut combo but I'm assuming lemon and coconut are a much better match up. I don't think I've ever tried cake mix cookies before, but these look so light and airy I can't wait to try them.

Not the greatest, just ok. I added 2 tsp lemon juice to increase the lemon flavor but should have used even more. More coconut would be good too as you hardly know it's there.They are VERY sticky, even after chilling, and a mess to drop into the powdered sugar and roll. That adds an abundance of powered sugar per cookie! The recipe made 3-1/2 dozen and i didn't make them small. They turned out looking like the picture . The texture was cake-like but lighter but I don't care for their whipped topping taste. I won't make them again. I have made your carrot-cake cookies and they are fantastic but they don't use whipped topping.

Use lemon zest instead of juice. Lots more flavor

I LOVE cake mix cookies, but I haven't tried a lemon version yet. How fantastic! I'm glad to add this to my list.

I know! Why haven't I been making them already?! I feel this is like the cooking discovery of my life, after creme fraiche! lol

How well will these store. Do they need refrigeration or just in an airtight tin?

These do not need to be refrigerated, they can be stored in an air tight tin. Enjoy!

I'm from Australia, what exactly is frozen whipped topping? Do you have a recipe to make this?

Frozen whipped topping is basically prepared whipped cream. You can make your own using whipping cream and you can always make a big batch to freeze. Here is a recipe: http://www.mrfood.com/Misc-Desserts/Homemade-Whipped-Cream

I am updating the staples I keep stocked in my pantry and freezer to make the wonderful recipes I find on Mr. Food! I never thought of making my own prepared whipped topping, but I will have to now that I know I can! I will keep at least one container in the freezer when I don't have whipping cream in the frig!

Instead of spraying the pan, can parchment paper be used, or will this be too absorbent?

Yes, you can use parchment paper instead of spraying the pan. Enjoy!

I made these as part of our Christmas baking day with my nieces. Very good! They couldn't be any easier to make. It is a chewy cookie. The coconut is subtle. I will be making these again!

The cookies are excellent. The only problem I had was that the batter was too thick and tacky. Can I do something to make it a little less tacky.

Would adding chopped pecans or almonds work instead of coconut or are they too heavy? Thanks.

do you add the water and oil thats on the cake mix?

No. Just as directions state.

This recipe is fantastic, and I also do not care for synthetic whipped cream, however it works well here (Hint: place dough in refridge for about 30 min before shaping into balls - less sticky and easier to roll in sugar. My picky quality control expert who does not like coconut (AKA husband), has been stealing so many of them, that I might have to make another batch before my luncheon on Tues. Thanks, Mr. Food

What type of Coconut, coconut Milk or shreddred coconut? It does not specify.

I am so happy to see the comments from the test kitchen. It's very helpful.

I absolutely do not like coconut. Can you omit it and just make them lemom cookies?

Sure you can leave the coconut out. Try whatever works best for you! Enjoy!

Can you use a cake mix with pudding in it?

Thank you for your question. Yes, you can try using a cake mix with pudding in it. This will make the cookies moister.

It sounds yummy to me! gonna try it.

Have made the whippersnapper apple cinnamon cookies with kook whip so am anxious to try these lemon ones thanks Barbara Datz

The synthetic cream is oil, so if you use a half cup of oil you will get the same results.

Thank you for your comments. Since the Mr. Food Test Kitchen has not tried this recipe substituting oil for whipped topping, we can not guarantee the recipe will work this way. Thank you!

does any one know if you can use heavy cream instead of the synthetic whipped topping?

There are some ingredients in recipes that can be substituted. However, heavy cream will not give you the same result for this one. We have only tried this recipe as you see it above in the Test Kitchen, so we can not guarantee the results if you substitute the whipped topping. For this recipe, you could try a different flavor cake mix. Thank you for your question!

You could probably use an equal amount of whipped cream...


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