Lemon Whipper Snappers

April 5, 2016

I'm a bit behind on sharing this recipe, but it's another from the Nanny's recipes folder. 

Or the envelope, if I'm being totally accurate. 

I made this for Celebrate Recovery a few weeks ago and they were a hit. I'm not a huge lemon person, but if you are - this is your cookie. 

Lemon Whipper Snappers are insanely easy to make, especially since they came to be from the decade of prepackaged goodies. 

I know my generation wants everything to be from scratch, and honestly the recipes that I call "mine" are from scratch.

Our grandmothers though, they had just come off of a childhood where prepackaged foods weren't what they were by the 1960's. Cool Whip and cake mix were new, exciting, and no one was thinking about health when they all came to pass.

I recently watched a really neat series called "Back in Time for Dinner" with Giles Coren that really put that all into perspective. The speed at which food has changed since the 1950's is insane, and being a child of the 90's and ready made meals I totally see why my crowd is pushing to go back to basics.

If you get a chance look that series up on YouTube, I'm totally obsessed with BBC2 series that we can't get here on BBC America.

Now for the cookie of my mother's childhood.

Lemon Whipper Snappers

1 box Lemon Cake Mix
1 12oz bowl Cool Whip
1 egg

Mix ingredients and drop spoonfuls in powdered sugar. Roll into balls and place on a cookies sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake at 350 degrees for about 10 minutes.