I like dessert. And yummy treats.
But, I don’t like to spend a ton of time in the kitchen creating elaborate desserts. Most of the time, it’s just my boys who are going to eat them(and me, and Hubs if he gets home before only crumbs are left) and we certainly don’t need fancy!
They actually have some sort of treat every day- especially since they can be convinced that strawberries are a treat.
It’s all in how you word it, mamas.
To make that treat a little more special, sometimes I let them have COOL WHIP Whipped Topping along with their strawberries. Something so simple makes it seem like they are getting a special treat!
COOL WHIP is my favorite mom fake out when it comes to everyday desserts: put a dollop on top of fruit or a little alongside some yogurt or pudding and the kids think they are getting something amazing. Angel food cake, pineapple, and COOL WHIP all layered in a pretty bowl makes my kids feel spoiled. And yet, it’s all so simple!
But, because this week is spring break for us, I thought I’d get a touch more elaborate. Or if not really elaborate, try something that could be an activity for my boys. Anything to keep kids busy over school breaks. So, we decided to try making cookies with COOL WHIP. Still such an easy dessert: you’d have to try hard to mess these up!
Easy COOL WHIP Cookies
- 1 box cake mix(I found Pink Lemonade)
- 8oz COOL WHIP
- 1 egg
- powdered sugar
- Preheat oven to 350.
- Stir together cake mix, COOL WHIP, and egg
- Drop by teaspoonfuls into powdered sugar and coat by rolling in the sugar
- Bake 10-12 min on parchment lined baking sheet
That’s it! Super easy and totally delicious! This is a great way to get the kids to bake with you, since there’s no difficult measuring to be done. Though I’d suggest breaking the egg yourself if your kids are anything like mine. Also: if you forget the parchment paper, it’s not the end of the world- but it will be a lot easier if you use it!
Do you use COOL WHIP in your desserts? What is your favorite thing to make?
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