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Monday, May 28, 2012

COOL WHIP Everyday Treats! Easy cake mix cookies!

I really am not much of a dessert maker. I usually just make sweets on a whim or for special occasions. I sometimes get the urge to make the cookies so I decided for this Cool Whip challenge I would find a good cookie recipe. I like my desserts to be quick and simple to make. With a toddler who is into anything and everything it makes it hard to spend a long time working on something elaborate in the kitchen.

That is where these cookies come in! This is a great and easy recipe that I found to make using COOL WHIP Whipped Topping. These cookies are almost like a fruity version of crinkle cookies, which is a chocolate cookie rolled in powdered sugar before it is baked. I bet you could replace the fruity cake mix in this recipe with a box of chocolate and it would be just as delicious! The recipe I originally found used lemon cake mix. I went to the store and I guess because of the holidays they were out of a few types of cake mix. So, I improvised. I decided to use orange cake mix instead. I don't regret it!

I like the fruitiness in these cookies though. It makes them perfect for Spring or Summer.  I would love to make these cookies for a barbecue or party. The cookies are slightly messy (because the powdered sugar), soft, chewy but the outside has a crunch and of course, they are sweet. My mom mentioned that she thought they are pretty sweet. She is a diabetic. To remedy this you could absolutely use COOL WHIP sugar free whipped topping and they wouldn't be quite as sweet.

Here's what you need:
2 eggs
4 oz of COOL WHIP
1 box of lemon or orange cake mix or strawberry or even chocolate
Powdered sugar for rolling the dough in (1/2 a cup or more)

1. Beat the eggs and the COOL WHIP together.
2. Beat in the cake mix. I used orange cake mix. The mixture will be very thick so don't worry when it is.
3. Form into balls. I used a small ice cream scoop to help me get them to a proportional size throughout.
4. Roll the balls of dough in the powdered sugar.
5. Bake at 350°F on a greased cookie sheet for 8 to 10 minutes on the top rack. Mine took 10.

Before I scraped the bowl, obviously. See? It is very thick. I may or may not have tasted the batter. It tastes like a creamsicle. Mmm.

 Rolling the dough in sugar and getting some on my pregnant belly. ;)

Make these asap and let me know what you think in the comments!

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  1. I am going to make them today!!

  2. This sounds yummy, but would try another flavor cake! Thanks for sharing

  3. Sounds easy to do and good for the summer weather. Do you think a strawberry cake could be used or perhaps a chocolate?? Thanks for the idea!

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  5. You could definitely do strawberry or chocolate! That would be great!

  6. Mmm! Made it with lemon cake mix! Delish!!

  7. Do you think an angel food cake mix would work a mayby be kinda fluffy

  8. Do you think an angel food cake mix would work a mayby be kinda fluffy


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