Recipe by ELLIS917
"This recipe makes a soft, chewy cookie that your family will gobble up in a hurry! There are only four ingredients and I have most of them in my pantry or refrigerator at all times -- no hunting for exotic ingredients! If chocolate is not your favorite, the recipe can be changed by using a lemon cake mix with the pudding in the mix. They are great also!"
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1 (18.25 ounce) package
devil's food cake mix with pudding
2 1/4 cups
frozen whipped topping, thawed
confectioners' sugar for decoration
appropriate to make today since it is snowing out. I must say I have tried several recipes on here w/the same concept of rolling dough made from cake mix in 10x sugar and these by far are the prettiest with the best effect. I used a D.H. dark chocolate fudge mix. **TO MAKE IT EASIER FOR THOSE WANTING TO MAKE THESE...IF U BUY AN 8OZ CONTAINER OF COOLWHIP AND REMOVE 3/4 CUP....DUMP THE REST IN THE BOWL...THAT IS EXACTLY 2 1/4 CUPS** It makes it easier to use a cookie scoop and just remove them into the bowl of 10x sugar and roll around. No sticky fingers. I didn't refrigerate dough at all. Very attractive cookie. They taste soft and chewy like a brownie almost.
These are less like cookies and more like bites of chocolate cake. I always read the reviews before I make a recipe and in this case I am so glad I did. The batter is definitely sticky and I burned up my hand mixer and had to finish mixing by hand. Very difficult. Another reviewer suggested dusting your hands with confectioners sugar to prevent the batter from sticking to them. That was invaluable advice because, again, the batter is very sticky. I would not go through the trouble of making these cookies again. If I want chocolate cake bites I will simply make a chocolate cake.
Everyone I know loves these cookies! Most asked for christmas cookie that I make. I make them one batch at a time because the batter is so sticky, and I've burnt out a couple of handmixers because I tried to rush it.. I also stopped using handmixers with this.. lol! My favorite is using Lemon Cake Mix. Tip for fluffier cookies: Use cold Cool Whip out of the fridge, I found out that if I used warmer Cool Whip the cookies turned out flatter and not as chewy.
Awesome and so easy! Yes they are a bit hard to handle but I used a tablespoon to gather the dough which after I molded each cookie in the tablespoon, I dipped it back into the powdered sugar after each cookie. I also coated my fingers with the powdered sugar. No problems after that! Delicious!
This recipe is quick and easy, but even more important, it makes an exceptionally good cookie. I like them even better after they have been sitting overnight. I made two batches (1 lemon with almonds, 1 chocolate with milk chocolate chips and walnuts) and it only took 1 1/2 hours from start to finish (including clean-up) Even after sitting for a week, the last cookie was as good as the first. This Christmas for the neighborhood cookie exchange I plan on making a selection of variations - in addition to the two listed above, I will also do orange with pecans, white with crushed peppermints, and spice with raisins. I plan on having fun with this recipe!
I didn't have enough whipped topping so I substituted a cup of plain lowfat yogurt for the extra cup of whipped topping. I thought they turned out really good.
These were a good cookie and definately went fast. It helped to put the dough in the fridge before working. Lightly dusting your fingers with powdered sugar prevented sticking to. Next, I'm going to try it with a lemon cake mix.
Very good recipe. The review right before mine suggested white cake with crushed peppermint. DO NOT TRY THIS! I did. The candy melts and then get hard again as it cools. It makes a huge mess. I did try the chocolate & am going to try carrot cake with walnuts today. Very easy recipe.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Serving Size: 1/18 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 18
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 60
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