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!
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 regular-sized tub Cool Whip, thawed (I used lite)
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).