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Cool Whip Cookies

Cool Whip Cookies

Cool Whip Cookies

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Cool Whip Cookies
4.8 rating based on 12,345 ratings
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Course: Drop CookiesDifficulty: Easy



Easy and pretty cookies with a crackled finish. Make them in a variety of flavors!


  • 1 (18.25-ounce) box of cake mix, any flavor (see important note on cake box sizes *)

  • 1 (8-ounce) tub of cool whip

  • 1 large egg

  • powdered sugar (to roll the cookie in)


  • Pre-heat oven to 350 F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper or reusable baking mats. Mix the first 3 ingredients, then drop spoonfuls into the powdered sugar to coat them. Place on lined baking sheets and bake for 12 minutes. Allow to cool before removing from baking sheet.


  • Submitted by Stacey, who adds: “Make two batches and add red food coloring to one batch and green food coloring to the other.”
  • * Since this recipe was submitted, cake mix boxes have shrunk from 18.25 ounces, to 16.5 ounces, to, as of this writing, 15.25 ounces. Many “cake mix” recipes don’t work anymore because a box of cake mix is not what it used to be. My advice: use only recipes that specify EXACTLY what size box this was developed for, and avoid any recipes that just call for “1 box of cake mix” without specifying which size! The Cake Decorist has a great in-depth article on this, but in short:
    — to turn a 16.5 oz cake mix into an 18.25 oz mix, add six tablespoons of all-purpose flour
    — to turn a 15.25 oz cake mix into an 18.25 oz mix, add in 11 tablespoons of all-purpose flour and 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
    — best option: keep a spare box of yellow cake mix for this purpose and use a kitchen scale to weigh out the exact amount you need to add. You can mix yellow cake mix with any flavor.


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Love these, family and friends like the lemon but I like them all.Thanks so much for this . Judy r.
- A Baker

How do you store these once baked?
- Karen, Florida

these are great and can make out of any cake mix so fast and easy
- A Baker

Wonderful cookie! So easy and a blessing when there is so much going on around the holiday. Should have doubled the recipe.
- Claire

Very sticky batter. I wasn\'t able to roll them into balls so dropped them on the cookie sheet which meant adjusting time due to size. Good flavor. I used lemon but will try chocolate and yellow cake next time
- Bess

Loved these cookies. I used Devil's food cake mix. Yummy!!
- Kathy

These were good, you can't beat the ease of the mix. I used lemon cake mix. I would make again and maybe try chocolate next time. Be sure to grease your cookie sheet well, or they will stick. Also, keep in mind that they really expand, so it is best to keep the dough in small balls.
- A Baker
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