Tis the season, which means shopping, decorating, and loads of baking! I used to have time to bake. I’m not entirely certain when that changed or even HOW that changed, but each Christmas I bake less and less.
When my nieces were younger, my sister and her daughters would come to our house on Christmas Eve and we would spend the day baking and the evening eating and chatting and laughing and opening gifts. When it came time for them to head home, they had a wide assortment of baked goodies to take home with them, and we all had a host of new memories!
This year, I contemplated baking Christmas cookies, but had the task all to myself. My sisters are grandmas now, and are enjoying all of the experiences having grandkids at Christmastime brings. I didn’t feel much like dragging out all of the old recipes. Too many cookies for two people. Too much time as well. One evening, I was scanning through my newsfeed on social media and stumbled across the most amazing cookie recipe.
I say amazing because it has 3 ingredients!
Yep, I said THREE!
So, on the way home from work last Friday I stopped and picked up enough ingredients to make 2 batches of cookies. I mixed one up on Saturday morning and was amazed at the ease, the appearance of the baked product, and the flavor!
Here’s the recipe:
Cool Whip Cookies [yes, it reads COOL WHIP]
1 box of cake mix [any flavor]
1 eight-ounce tub of Cool Whip [whipped cream]
Preparation: Add powdered cake mix to mixing bowl. Add one egg–yoke broken–and Cool Whip. Fold gently to incorporate cake mix into cool whip, then mix thoroughly. Drop by teaspoonfuls into confectioners sugar and coat evenly. Place on parchment paper-lined cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 12-15 minutes depending upon your oven. For larger cookies, drop by tablespoonfuls.
I have made devils food cookies and orange cookies. Up next are spice cake cookies.
Until next time, may your home be full of family and friends, may your greatest gift be love, and may your Christmas be blessed!