You guys. It’s football season. And while that is exciting on its own, it also means football food. And for me, that means lots of red velvet and crimson colored sweets. I’m just warning you. They’re coming.
I was extremely excited when my friends that are still in school invited me to come watch the game with them this past weekend. I hadn’t seen some of them in months and months, and I’m so glad I got to spend the weekend with them! They didn’t even ask me to bring any baked goods, which, of course, I did anyway. There was also a birthday involved and if you don’t know, you should know that I love birthdays.
You only need 4 ingredients to make these cookies. Any cake mix, one 8 ounce container of Cool Whip, one egg, and powdered sugar for coating. Recently it’s come to my attention that Cool Whip is not available everywhere and that some people don’t like Cool Whip because it’s just too processed. So, I did a little Google searching and found this recipe for homemade Cool Whip. It’s basically homemade whipped cream with unflavored gelatin, which gives it a thicker texture and more stability.
When I decided to make these cookies, I thought I was just making crinkle cookies. I’ve made them from a cake mix before, but decided to try a different recipe just because it seemed easier. When I took these cookie out of the oven, let them cool for a few minutes, and then broke one in half to see if they were done on the inside, I was pleasantly surprised. The inside of these cookies is not the usual consistency of cookie dough. It looks more like cake. They’re slightly chewy on the outside, but are so incredibly soft on the inside. Seriously. So soft.
When I was searching for something to take to my friends’ apartment, I knew I needed something that was quick, easy, and would survive an hour in the car. I figured cookies would be perfect, so I took to my Cookie board on Pinterest. I’m not sure where the original recipe came from, but I got it from Dine and Dish. I think everyone calls them Cool Whip Cookies, but they were just so soft and cake-like on the inside, I decided to call them something different.
If you would like to make these cookies, which you totally should, you can find the recipe here!
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These were so light and good! And very pretty too!
Thank you! They were light and fluffy indeed!
Don’t you just love these? I’m so glad you made them! Thanks for the link love 🙂
Yes, they were fantastic! My friends kept saying, “Omg, these are so soft!” I had no idea they were going to turn out THAT soft, but they sure were good. 🙂
Jeff Branch says
Omg, these were so soft! Melt in your mouth and the color is great (great photos too).
Thanks! I also love how the color turned out. Nice and crimson. 🙂
they look yummy!
Thanks, Dina! 🙂
Jess @ On Sugar Mountain says
These are beautiful, Beth! Absolutely gorgeous. I am also super excited about football season and game-day food (appetizers are my thing heehee) but I can never say no to crinkly, cakey cookies. 😀
Thanks, Jess! Game day appetizers are always delicious! I just always volunteer to bring the dessert. 🙂
Kammie @ Sensual Appeal says
Cake cookies, huh? I will say these look simply fabulous! I love the colors and the dusting.
Thanks, Kammie! 🙂
These cake cookies are definitely going to be made in my house around Christmas time (or, as I like to call it, cookie season). They look fantastic!