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Cool Whip Cookies

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Learn how to make amazing Cool Whip cookies at home. If you are a cookie lover like me you have got to try this super easy cookie recipe. They turn out really soft and absolutely delicious. And the best part is they only require 4 ingredients to make. If you are looking for a quick cookie recipe to make try this recipe!

Cookie Ingredients

Devil's food cake mix and a tub of Cool Whip on a counter next to a bowl with an egg in it.

To make this easy Cool Whip cookie recipe you need just a handful of simple ingredients:

  • Cool Whip – You don’t need to buy this particular brand, any generic brand of whipped topping will work, like the Kroger brand or Great Value brand.
  • Cake Mix – This recipe uses a standard-sized box cake mix. You can use any flavor of cake mix that you want, I like to use a chocolate cake mix, but a lemon cake mix works amazing, same with a spice cake mix, or any other flavor cake mix, etc.
  • Egg – Just one egg is all that you need.
  • Powdered Sugar – The cookie dough balls will be rolled in powdered sugar, although this is optional, you don’t have to use powdered sugar if you don’t want to.
Several chocolate cool whip cookies on a cutting board.

Equipment

  • Sheet pan or baking sheet
  • Parchment paper or silicone baking mat
  • Wooden spoon
  • Hand mixer or stand mixer with paddle attachment
  • Sieve – optional
  • Spoon/Tablespoon or small cookie scoop
  • Cooling rack

How to make this Cool Whip Cookies recipe

Large bowl with Cool Whip and an egg mixed together.

About 30 to 45 minutes before you want to make the cookies, remove the tub of Cool Whip or generic whipped topping and place it on the counter at room temperature. It needs to be softened.

Add the egg to a large bowl along with the softened Cool Whip and mix those together until well combined. You can use a sturdy spoon, whisk, hand mixer, or stand mixer with a paddle attachment.

Pile of chocolate cake mix on top of the Cool Whip mixture in a bowl.

Add about a third of the cake mix to the bowl and mix that in. You may want to use a sifter or sieve to make sure you don’t get any clumps from the flour or cocoa powder in the cake mix. If you are using a cake mix that doesn’t have cocoa powder, you may not need to worry about it. You can also just place the cake mix in a separate bowl and give it a good whisk first before using it.

Finished Cool Whip cookie dough in a large bowl.

Continue mixing the rest of the cake mix in a third at a time until all is incorporated. The dough will be thick and sticky when it is complete. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap or a lid and place it in the fridge to chill for at least 30 minutes.

Bake those easy cookies

Balls of Cool Whip cookie dough rolled in powdered sugar on a sheet pan lined with a silicone baking mat.

Preheat the oven to 350F or 176C. Scoop out some dough, I usually use a Tablespoon and roll the dough in your clean hands or wear gloves. Take the balls of dough and roll them in powdered sugar then place them on a baking sheet or cookie sheet lined with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. Space the cookie balls 2 inches apart. You should be able to get 12 cookies in one pan.

TIP: The cookie dough will be extremely sticky. You may want to add powdered sugar or oil to your hands first then scoop some dough and roll it into a ball, this will help it to not stick to your hands.

Several baked Cool Whip cookies on a wire rack.

Bake the cookies in the oven, middle rack, for 12 to 14 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted in the middle. They will spread out and crack like crinkle cookies because these are a type of cake mix crinkle cookies.

Allow them to cool for a few minutes then transfer the baked cookies to a wire rack to cool completely before serving. Enjoy!

How long do Cool Whip cookies last?

Store the leftover cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for about a week. You can also store them in the fridge to extend their life a few more days or freeze them in a freezer bag for a few months.

Do I have to use a cake mix?

No, you do not have to use a cake mix. You can use the dry ingredients from pretty much any cake recipe like my chocolate cake recipe. Take the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt and whisk those together and you essentially have what is in a boxed cake mix.

Can I add chocolate chips or nuts?

Yes! You sure can. Add about a cup of chocolate chips or walnuts or pecans if you like to the cookie dough.

Easy Cool Whip cookies pin for Pinterest.

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Several cool whip cookies on a wooden cutting board.
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Cool Whip Cookies

Learn how to make super easy Cool Whip Cookies with just a handful of ingredients. They come together quickly and are so soft and delicious. So many flavors you can make too.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time12 minutes
Cooling Time30 minutes
Total Time52 minutes
Course: Cookies, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy, fast, soft, sweet
Servings: 24 cookies
Calories: 81kcal
Author: Matt Taylor
Cost: $4

Equipment

  • Sheet pan or baking sheet
  • parchment paper or silicone baking mat
  • Wooden spoon
  • Hand mixer or stand mixer with paddle attachment
  • Sieve – optional
  • Spoon/Tablespoon or small cookie scoop

Ingredients

  • 15.25 oz cake mix any cake mix will work (432g)
  • 8 oz container of Cool Whip 226g
  • 1 large egg
  • Powdered Sugar doesn’t need to be exact, somewhere around 1/2 cup will be enough.

Instructions

  • Remove the Cool Whip from the freezer or fridge so it can soften 30 to 45 minutes before you want to make the cookies.
  • Add the egg to a large bowl along with the softened Cool Whip and mix until combined. Use a spoon, whisk, stand mixer, or hand mixer with a paddle attachment.
  • Add the cake mix a third of it at a time mixing in between until all incorporated. The dough will be thick and sticky. Use a sturdy spoon or the mixer for this, a whisk will not work well.
  • Cover the cookie dough with a lid or plastic wrap and chill in the fridge for at least 30 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 350F/176C.
  • Scoop out some dough and roll it into a ball, then roll that ball in a bowl of powdered sugar and place it on a sheet pan or cookie sheet lined with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. Place the balls 2 inches apart.
  • Bake the cookies one baking sheet at a time for 12 to 14 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted in the middle.
  • Allow the cookies to cool for a few minutes on the pan then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Enjoy!

Notes

NOTE: It will be extremely sticky. You may want to add powdered sugar to your hands first then roll the dough into a ball then put it in powdered sugar. A little bit of oil on the hands will also work to keep the dough from sticking too much to your hands.
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Nutrition

Serving: 31g | Calories: 81kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 2.9g | Saturated Fat: 1.5g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 148mg | Sugar: 11g

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6 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    We are cookie lovers at home so I had to try these Cool Whip cookies. I’m glad I did because they’re super delicious!

  2. 5 stars
    I have never made anything like these and could not have been more pleasantly surprised! So yummy!

  3. 5 stars
    They come out soft and chewy, with a hint of sweetness from the powdered sugar. Perfect for satisfying your sweet tooth! With just a few ingredients too.

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