We love to bake during Christmas time — it is a tradition passed down through generations of mothers in my family tree! Here’s the thing though. I have six children. When I am ready to bake with them, I need quick and easy. Mixes are my friend. I first encountered these Cool Whip Cookies when we made them for my sister’s graduation party. Then we lost the recipe and it was years before we found them again through Pinterest. They are so yummy! I would literally go looking for the recipe on the internet every year they were that good.
What I discovered with the help of my children is that you can make an endless variation on the basic Cool Whip cookie. The possibilities are endless!
You need three basic ingredients:
Cake Mix. Cool Whip. Egg.
That’s it. Any regular cake mix. A small container of Cool Whip. And an egg. You can do this!
Then to dress things up you can have different add-ons. Roll the cookies in powdered sugar, large coarse sugar, sprinkles, colored sugars, or chocolate bits before baking. Frost with buttercream frosting. Frost with plain glaze. Frost with flavored glaze. Add a couple ingredients to amp up the flavor. Like I said, the possibilities are endless.
Today, I used the Holiday Velvets cake mix which come with red and green cake mix. I split all the ingredients in half, using half an egg in each mix and half the Cool Whip in each mix. Then I rolled each cookie in a different sprinkle/sugar/powdered sugar variation. The results were beautiful and yummy!
For a second set of cookies using a chocolate cake mix, I rolled the cookies in Heath bar bits, M&Ms, Chocolate Nibs, Chocolate Sprinkles, Chopped Walnuts, and Crushed Peppermint. I also topped one of the cookies with a slice of caramel, one of the cookies with Cherry preserves, and another cookie was topped with three marshmallows after it finished baking.
Download the Printable Recipe with Variations by clicking on the thumbnail:
I’ve written multiple posts showcasing the different flavors and variations we have come up with and love.