(Don't Eat The) Yellow Snowman Cookies

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 12 mins

Everyone knows you shouldn't eat yellow snow, but kids and grownups alike will get a kick out of making an exception in this case. This is an original recipe, developed with love to celebrate the snow on my son's January birthday! Quick, easy and fun to make on a snowy day, lemon cake mix is a shortcut to tangy cookies that look as sweet as they taste. These snowmen will disappear even faster than the fellas outdoors!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • Cookie Ingredients

  • 1 (18 1/2 ounce) box lemon cake mix
  • 13 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup flaked coconut
  • Snowman Decorations

  • decorative candies, as desired for eyes and buttons
  • miniature chocolate chip, for eyes
  • any colorful tiny round candy sprinkles, for buttons


  1. Heat oven to 350°F.
  2. In large bowl, combine cake mix, oil and eggs; beat until well mixed.
  3. Place coconut in shallow bowl.
  4. For each cookie, use a cookie dough scoop to shape a 1-1/2-inch ball for the body, and a melon baller to shape a 1/2-inch ball for the head.
  5. Roll each ball in coconut; place on ungreased cookie sheet with smaller ball touching larger ball.
  6. Place cookies 1-1/2-inches apart.
  7. Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes or until coconut just begins to brown.
  8. Immediately press eyes into head and buttons down the front of the snowman's body for each cookie.
  9. Remove from cookie sheet to cool, taking care not to let the head separate from the body!
Most Helpful

These are great cookies. I saw the lemon cake mix with coconut, and knew it was for me.....and I am HAPPY! I just made normal sized cookies, and rolled them in the coconut, but didnt put them together for a snowman. THe are very sweet and have a crunchy, but soft texture. I will definetely make these again. THanks for sharing!

~*Miss Diggy*~ July 07, 2003

i like them with out the coconut and i thought they were very easy to make

mpeek90 December 05, 2007

A pretty decent cookie made out of a cake mix! Nice lemon flavor and coconut is always an added bonus! The dough is a bit stickier to work with than a "normal" cookie dough, but definitely do-able! Made for LiveSTRONG day. Thanks for posting!

Marlene. May 06, 2007

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