WannaBe Chef

Recipes and randomness from Amanda's kitchen.

WannaBe “Baker,” take 2 December 20, 2009

Filed under: Holiday,Sweets — WannaBe Chef @ 8:16 pm

Every Christmas, I have grand plans to bake plates and plates of goodies.  Unfortunately, it just never happens because… well, you can read why I don’t bake here.  Oh, and you can also read about another time I tried to bake and how it turned out here.  This year, I wanted to make just a little something to bring to our neighbors and to work.  I saw these incredibly easy cookies over on this blog and figured there’s no way I could mess these up!

Whipper Snappers
From Trying to Heal blog (scroll down a little bit to see her pretty cookies)

1 box cake mix, any flavor (I made a batch of red velvet and a batch of funfetti)
1 egg
1 regular-sized tub Cool Whip, thawed (I used lite)
powdered sugar

Heat oven to 350.  Mix the first three ingredients together, use some elbow grease!  The dough will be thick and sticky.  Spoon a blob of dough into a shallow dish you’ve filled with powdered sugar.  Coat the blob in the sugar, then pick it up and gently form into a ball.  Place onto cookie sheets (I sprayed the pans lightly with cooking spray).  Bake for 10-15 minutes. 

It took me a few batches to get the timing right.  (I did manage to slightly burn the first batch!)  I found that you have to take them out when the tops still seem wet/doughy, then let them sit on the pan a couple minutes before putting them on the cooling rack.  Most of my batches stayed closer to 10 minutes than 15…. and I used the 2nd from the bottom rack in the oven.  In case you wanted to know, I got 41 red velvet cookies and 47 funfetti (I obv made these a wee bit smaller).


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