Recipe: Simple Cool Whip Chocolate Cookies

This Chocolate Cookies recipe with 4 simple ingredients will cure your chocolate craving in nothing flat! 
Super Simple Chocolate Cool Whip Cookies 3 Ingredients

Friends, I have to apologize. My brain just isn’t really in cooking mode this summer. No cooking mode = no blogging mode = I’m really slacking on just about everything around this space lately!

Plus I’m on Weight Watchers and cooking = temptation = eating more than I should. It’s hard to be a food blogger and be on Weight Watchers at the same time! I’m better off just not cooking. And not leaving my house, ever, for that matter. I get too tempted in uncontrolled settings. So that’s it… I’m just going to become a non-blogging, non-cooking hermit so I can stay within my Points range each day, ok?

Super Simple Cool Whip Cookies 3 ingredient

I did finish my 6 mile half marathon training run yesterday, so I had 6 extra Activity Points by 9am. And heaven help me if I was going to let those hard earned Points go to waste! Naturally, the best solution was to make cookies. I was too tired from my run to do anything that required much effort so I made Cool Whip Cookies. I had an extra tub of Cool Whip in my fridge from my Wendy’s Copycat Frosty making day and always have a box or two of cake mix on hand. It was the perfect solution!

I’ve seen this recipe for Cool Whip Cookies around the web for so many years now… I’m not sure where the origination was, but I should probably bow down and thank whomever it was because these are the tastiest cookies, ever. Especially for the ease.  It’s so versatile too! From plain vanilla Cool Whip cookies, like Cookies & Cups made to the Lemon Burst cookies from TidyMom, it’s pretty neat to see what deliciousness 3 ingredients can turn into when combined. Well, and Yummy Healthy Easy says her Strawberry version is practically guilt-free… I’m going to go ahead and say her word is gospel, because I may have had more than one 😉


I’m going to give you the recipe, grab another one of these chocolate cookies, and head back outside and enjoy summer! I hope you are doing the same!

Super Simple Cool Whip Cookies
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Cookies don't get much simpler than this. 4 simple ingredients, one delicious cookie!
Serves: 2 dozen
  • 1 Box Cake Mix, any flavor (I used Devlis Food)
  • 1 8 ounce container Cool Whip, thawed
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup Confectioners Sugar
  1. Combine cake mix, Cool Whip and egg in a large bowl. Stir with a wooden spoon until well combined. Batter will be sticky and thick.
  2. Place Confectioners sugar in a small bowl. Drop cookie batter into the sugar by the spoonful. Roll the dough around in the confectioners sugar, forming a ball.
  3. Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 10-12 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool on cookie sheet for 3 minutes then move to a cooling rack.


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  1. says

    I can’t believe how easy this recipe is! Thank you, because I have been very lazy lately and haven’t felt like cooking or baking either. I have felt like eating though, which means I do have to cook. At least now I have an easy, fool proof cookie recipe to bake!

  2. says


    Wow…you go girl! I’m so proud of your half marathon training. One day I hope to get back to that. Last October I got up to 10 miles as my longest run. :) But the timing was not right within my family to continue at the time. Right now I’m happy to get out and walk 1 to 1 1/2 miles and run 1 mile a day for a total of 2 to 2 1/2 miles total. It’s really invigorating, and helps me to combat the weight while on vacation.

    Now I’m back and trying to clean up my eating and drop a few pounds. I only put on 2-3 on vacation…good thing I was running and walking. Once I lose those…I’ll be back at goal.

    Enjoy your kids and your summer!! It’s precious time that’s for sure. 😉

  3. says

    I contemplated going on weight watchers after Christmas. I give you kudos girl! I couldn’t do it! You are so right, too many temptations!!! I am also in the midst of a summer strike when it comes to cooking. I have been making the same things week after week, but I don’t care because I refuse to operate the oven.

  4. says

    I can get on board with these. Simple & they look delish. I’m feeling the pain in your words when it comes to not being able to get in the kitchen without the worry. Maybe if you pass it all to the kids before you get some – but that doesn’t help during the photo process which always results in some sampling of the parts that were in the shot. Because once they have been touched & played with they certainly can’t go in the container with the rest- they just have to be eaten right?!! :)

  5. says

    It’s funny but chocolate cookies (of any description) are the one sweet eat I just never get bored of eating. Bake me a fresh box of cookies and I’m anyone’s :-)

  6. Suzanne says

    I got this recipe through my WW meeting years ago. When you say batter is sticky, you aren’t kidding. Just couldn’t get the cookies right. Might give it another try. If you have any suggestions on how to handle the extra sticky batter, I’m all ears. Also, congrats on training for a half marathon.

    • says

      If I remember correctly I tried to keep my hands slightly wet as I worked with the dough. It was still very sticky, but they turned out great!
      Thanks for the congrats :) It’s in 2 weeks and at this point I’m just really ready to get it over with :)

  7. Jessica says

    I was hoping to find a recipe to use an extra tub of Cool Whip and was excited to find this one. Unfortunately, it’s probably down to more like 6-7oz or so now…we just used a little as a topping on some fruit. Do you think the recipe would still work out?


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