In my attempt to circulate items out of my freezer, I took a look this week to see what I might use up.
Hmmm...that tub of Cool Whip, something I never use and bought for some now long forgotten recipe...look like it's time was up.
And a light bulb went of in my head, some vague memory of a cookie recipe that use the fluffy white stuff.
To Google I went..and low and behold..there they were. With the understandable title of Cool Whip Cookies.
4 simple ingredients.
A bowl, a spoon.
A few minutes of your time
Cool Whip Cookies
Makes: About 36 cookies
1 (8 oz) container of Cool Whip, thawed
1 (18.25 oz) Box Cake Mix (whatever flavor you like)
1/2 c powdered sugar
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line grease cookie sheets with parchment paper.
Beat together the Cool Whip and the egg. Add cake mix and continue to mix together. Dough will be VERY sticky.
Place the bowl in the refrigerator for an hour.
Drop by scoops into a bowl of the powdered sugar. Roll to coat and form into balls. Place on prepared baking sheets and bake for 10-15 minutes. Cool on a rack until they start to firm up.
I used a #40 scoop but you can make them bigger or smaller, just adjusting the bake time accordingly. I used a chocolate fudge cake mix, but you can just use your imagination. I saw comments on a site where they used a lemon cake and added some lemon zest and a bit of lemon juice..and you know how I love lemon! Next time....
Putting the 'dough' in the frig for a bit helps a lot, because this is a VERY sticky material. But if you use a scoop, drop it right into the powered sugar and then roll in the sugar without touching the dough you can do this without making a terrible mess.
Of course, there is the powered sugar. It makes that nice crackle top, but it can be dangerous.
I should have worn an apron!
Or you could let the kids do it, if you have some of them around.
Then, when they are done,
just remove them to the backyard and hose them off.
Then give them a cookie for their trouble.
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