Cool Whip Cookies

 

close up shot of a bunch of Cool Whip Cookies stacked on top of each other on a cooling rack
Cool Whip cookies are soft and chewy. One of the easiest cookies you can make, these tasty cookies only need 4 ingredients and can be made in about 20 minutes.
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Table of Contents
  1. Cool Whip Cookies Ingredients
  2. Substitutions and Additions
  3. How to Make This Cool Whip Cookies Recipe
  4. How to Serve
  5. Storage
  6. Frequently Asked Questions
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Cool Whip Cookies are not only colorful, but they are soft, chewy, and simply delicious. These delightful cookies, bursting with strawberry flavor, are made with just 4 ingredients, require no dough chilling, and bake for less than 10 minutes. 

If you love these easy cookies you’ll want to make M&M Cookies, Cake Mix Cookies, or Lemon Cool Whip Cookies

close up shot of Cool Whip Cookies in a plate with a strawberry

Cool Whip Cookies Ingredients

Cool Whip Cookies raw ingredients that are labeled

You will need:

  • 1 box strawberry cake mix
  • 8 ounces Cool Whip thawed
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup powdered sugar

Substitutions and Additions

CAKE MIX: You can use any type of cake mix – just mix with Cool Whip and the egg, and you’re good to go! These cookies could be made with virtually any flavor. Try lemon cake mix, spice cake mix, chocolate cake mix, or red velvet cake mix for yummy choices. 

FLAVOR VARIATIONS: If you are using a different flavor of cake mix for these tasty cookies, you could also consider adding extra mix-ins depending on the flavor. For example, if you are making lemon cake mix cookies, add a little bit of lemon zest or lemon extract. 

How to Make This Cool Whip Cookies Recipe

STEP ONE: Preheat the oven to 350°F.

STEP TWO: In a large mixing bowl, use a hand mixer or standing mixer to combine strawberry cake mix, cool whip, and egg until mixed.

strawberry cake mix mixed with cool whip, and egg in a bowl

STEP THREE: Use a 1 tablespoon cookie scoop to form even balls of dough. Drop the balls into powdered sugar. Roll in the powdered sugar (and once they’re coated in powdered sugar, they are easier to roll in your hands to form a better ball if you wish).

PRO TIP: Don’t roll the cookies too heavily in the powdered sugar. It will clump and look less pretty when it crackles. Just a nice even coating will turn out great. These cookies don’t absorb the powdered sugar coating like some other crackle cookies do. 

cookie mixture ball dropped into the powder sugar in a bowl

STEP FOUR: Place the balls 1½ inches apart on a cookie sheet sprayed with non-stick cooking spray.

PRO TIP: Use a silicone baking mat on the cookie sheet for easier cleanup and to prevent sticking or burning.

STEP FIVE: Bake for 8 to 9 minutes or until the cookies are evenly spread and just beginning to brown on the bottom edges.

PRO TIP: The decorative “crinkle” happens when you roll the balls in the powdered sugar before baking. As the cookies expand in the oven, the sugar pulls apart to create a unique pattern.

baked cookies in a baking tray

STEP SIX: Allow cookies to cool for 2 to 3 minutes before transferring them to a cooling rack.

How to Serve

These easy Cool Whip cookies are a yummy addition to a cookie tray for a potluck or get-together. You could even whip up different cookie flavors and have a rainbow of colorful cookies to share. Enjoy your cookies with a glass of milk or iced tea. 

Storage

ON THE COUNTER: Store these easy Cool Whip cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days. 

IN THE FREEZER: The baked cookies can be frozen in an airtight container, in a single layer, for up to 3 months.

close up shot of a bunch of Cool Whip Cookies stacked on top of each other on a cooling rack

Cool Whip cookies, with their pretty pink color and powdered sugar crinkle top, are sure to put a smile on the face of everyone who takes a bite of one of these sweet cookies. Practically the easiest cookies you can make, these tasty cookies can be made in about 20 minutes with a box of cake mix and a tub of Cool Whip. You can even get creative with your favorite flavor of cake mix to create these unique pillowy cookies. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use a different flavor cake mix? 

This easy recipe would work with so many flavors. Just pick your favorite cake mix flavor and mix with the Cool Whip and egg, and you’ll have a rainbow of tasty cookies. Try lemon Cool Whip cookies or chocolate Cool Whip cookies as a start.

Can I freeze these Cool Whip cake cookies? 

These cake mix Cool Whip cookies freeze well and will last sealed in an airtight container for up to three months.

Can I freeze the dough before baking? 

You could whip up the dough and freeze it wrapped in plastic wrap. Thaw fully when you are ready to bake.

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close up shot of a bunch of Cool Whip Cookies stacked on top of each other on a cooling rack

Cool Whip Cookies

Cool Whip cookies are soft and chewy. One of the easiest cookies you can make, these tasty cookies only need 4 ingredients and can be made in about 20 minutes.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 9 mins
Total Time 24 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 20

Ingredients
  

  • 1 box strawberry cake mix
  • 8 ounces Cool Whip, thawed
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup powdered sugar

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  • In a large mixing bowl, use a hand mixer or standing mixer to combine strawberry cake mix, Cool Whip, and egg until mixed.
  • Use a 1 tablespoon cookie scoop to form even balls of dough. Drop the balls into powdered sugar. Roll in the powdered sugar (and once they’re coated in powdered sugar, they are easier to roll in your hands to form a better ball if you wish).
  • Place the balls 1½ inches apart on a cookie sheet sprayed with non-stick cookie spray.
  • Bake for 8 to 9 minutes or until the cookies are evenly spread and just beginning to brown on the bottom edges.
  • Allow cookies to cool for 2 to 3 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.

Notes

  • Don’t roll the cookies too heavily in the powdered sugar. It will clump and look less pretty when it crackles. Just a nice even coating will turn out great. These cookies don’t absorb the powdered sugar coating like some other crackle cookies do.
  • Use a silicone baking mat on the cookie sheet for easier cleanup and to prevent sticking or burning.
  • The decorative “crinkle” happens when you roll the balls in the powdered sugar before baking. As the cookies expand in the oven, the sugar pulls apart to create a unique pattern.

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