Easy Vanilla Cookie Recipe - Allrecipes.com

Easy Vanilla Cookie

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Original recipe makes 2 dozen Change Servings


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. In a medium bowl, stir together the cake mix, egg and whipped topping until a dough forms. In a small bowl, stir together the cinnamon and sugar. Roll the dough into walnut sized balls and roll the balls in the cinnamon sugar mixture. Place on an unprepared cookie sheet about 1 to 2 inches apart.
  3. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes in the preheated oven. Cookies will be golden brown. Allow cookies to cool on the baking sheets for a few minutes before removing to cool on wire racks.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 21, 2004

They are easy and do look impressive and are very tasty. The dough is super sticky. I sprayed my hands with oil before rolling it into walnut sized balls. I came out with 4 dozen cookies. Thanks Connie!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Sep 18, 2005

These cookies sounded good, but didn't turn out that way! First of all they are so sticky that you can't roll them into balls; they wouldn't bake (after 18 minutes the middles were still doughy) and they stuck to the pan. I threw all of them away... what a waste!


9 Ratings

Apr 24, 2005

I was looking for something easy to do on a lazy Sunday afternoon, and this recipe was exactly what I was looking for. It tastes just like a snickerdoodle and is so easy to make.

Apr 04, 2005

Yummy!! These are great and very easy. I just rubbed my hands with butter before rolling into balls and they turned out lovely.

Apr 06, 2005

This is a decent cookie for being so low in fat, but I had high hopes for this and I did not really care for the way they turned out. Way, way too sweet and I didn't even use the powedered sugar. I think I will try a cake box cookie again in a different flavor, maybe use butter or oil instead of cool whip. Thanks though.

Jan 10, 2005

I thought this recipe was terrible. Extremely messy and time consumeing.

May 25, 2010

They are sticky, I took the suggestion to spray hands with oil before rolling. Used powdered sugar for some. Don't over cook, they will get too brown on the bottom. Let them cool 5 min on the pan, then put them on a rack. Mine did not stick to the pan. It was not too sweet. It is a chewy low fat cookie, just ok in my household--but they were all eaten up.

Feb 01, 2010

Super tasty cookie! Although I had some trouble with the consistency and baking them. Also, the cookies stuck to the pan, so I wish you luck. They are easy, yummy and different!


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  • Calories
  • 260 kcal
  • 13%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 40.4 g
  • 13%
  • Cholesterol
  • 16 mg
  • 5%
  • Fat
  • 10.1 g
  • 16%
  • Fiber
  • 0.7 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 2.7 g
  • 5%
  • Sodium
  • 294 mg
  • 12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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