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Cool Whip Cookies

These soft and sweet Cool Whip cookies are easy to make with just 4 ingredients! Customize this cake mix cookie recipe with your favorite flavors for every occasion.

Assorted Cool Whip cookies stacked on a white plate.


Cool Whip cookies might be the easiest cookie recipe ever! Whether you bake these for Christmas or any other occasion, Cool Whip cookies are a genius way to make use of a boxed cake mix. This easy treat is perfect to make as a last-minute dessert or bake sale addition, and it’s great if you’re just beginning baking. These cookies turn out light and fluffy, with the perfect sweet and chewy finish.

Why You’ll Love These Cool Whip Cookies

  • 4 ingredients. Cool Whip cookies are a fun variation of cake mix cookies, keeping the ingredients to a minimum! All you need to make these cookies is cake mix, whipped topping, an egg, and powdered sugar for coating.
  • Soft and chewy. These cookies are soft and melt-in-your-mouth, with crinkly tops and sweet, chewy middles. 
  • Make them your own. Changing up the flavor of these cookies is as easy as changing up the cake mix you use to make them.
Ingredients for Cool Whip cookies.

What You’ll Need

You only need 4 ingredients to make these soft, chewy Cool Whip cookies. Below are some notes. You’ll find a printable ingredients list with more details in the recipe card at the bottom of the post. 

  • Cake Mix – Use any flavor of boxed cake mix you’d like. The cookies shown here are made with strawberry, funfetti, and chocolate cake mix.
  • Cool Whip – Thaw out a container of Cool Whip, or you can use homemade stabilized whipped cream.
  • Egg
  • Powdered Sugar – Rolling the cookie dough in powdered sugar before baking gives these Cool Whip cookies a similar look to crinkle cookies.

Can I Use Regular Whipped Cream?

No. Cool Whip and whipped cream aren’t the same thing. Cool Whip is oil-based and stabilized, whereas regular whipped cream is made by whipping air into heavy cream. As a result, the air in whipped cream dissipates in the batter, leading to a dry, crumbly cookie. Make sure that you’re using Cool Whip or a similar whipped topping when making these cookies.

How to Make Cool Whip Cookies With Cake Mix

It doesn’t get easier than 3 steps and 4 ingredients! Here’s a quick look at how to make these cookies. Scroll to the recipe card for printable instructions.

  • Combine the ingredients. Whip together the cake mix, Cool Whip, and egg.
  • Portion the cookies. Scoop balls of cookie dough and then roll each cookie in powdered sugar. Place the rolled dough onto a lined baking sheet.
  • Bake. Bake the cookies at 350ºF for 11-12 minutes. Let your Cool Whip cookies cool on the baking sheet for a bit, and then transfer them to a wire rack.
Baked chocolate Cool Whip cookies on a lined baking sheet.

Tips for Success

These are my best tips for perfect Cool Whip cookies:

  • The dough will be sticky. The Cool Whip in this recipe makes the dough very soft. If you’re having trouble scooping and rolling out your Cool Whip cookie dough, chill it in the fridge for up to 30 minutes. After, roll the dough in powdered sugar as directed.
  • Avoid over-spreading. If your kitchen is particularly warm, or if you’re concerned that your cookies may turn out flat, you can also chill the dough before rolling and baking (see the previous tip).
  • Powdered sugar is optional. Confectioner’s sugar adds a pretty, “snowy” finish to the baked cookies and helps a bit with sticking. However, feel free to skip it if you prefer (or if you don’t have any in the cupboard).
  • How do I know when the cookies are done baking? Cool whip cookies are done baking when they’re set and the cracks in the cookies appear dry (they’ll have a texture similar to chocolate crinkle cookies).
Overhead view of assorted Cool Whip cookies on a wire rack.

Cool Whip Cookie Variations

There are lots of fun ways to switch up the flavors in these cookies. Here are some easy recipe variations that you can try:

  • Use a different cake mix. Switch up the cake mix with any box of your choosing, such as vanilla, funfetti, strawberry, chocolate fudge, red velvet, and lemon cake mix.
  • Add-ins. Try adding in chocolate chips (white, milk, or dark), crushed freeze-dried strawberries, chopped pecans, toffee bits, crushed peppermint, or peanut butter chips. Customize your cookie add-ins to suit whichever cake mix you’re using.
Close up of funfetti Cool Whip cookies on a wire rack.

Can I Make The Cookie Dough Ahead?

Yes! Get a headstart on your Cool Whip cookies and freeze the portioned dough balls before rolling them in powdered sugar. Flash-freeze the cookie dough balls on a lined baking sheet and then transfer the solid dough to a freezer bag. When you’re ready, thaw the dough balls in the fridge, roll them in sugar, and bake.

Close up of assorted Cool Whip cookies on a wire rack.

How to Store

  • To store. Store any leftover cookies in an airtight container on the counter for up to 3-4 days. There’s no need to refrigerate baked Cool Whip cookies.
  • Freeze. Let the cookies cool completely, and then store them in freezer bags or in a freezer-safe container. They can be stored frozen for up to 3 months and defrosted at room temperature.

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Yield: 26 cookies

Cool Whip Cookies

Assorted Cool Whip cookies stacked on a white plate.

These soft and sweet cake mix and Cool Whip cookies are easy to make with just 4 ingredients!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes


  • 1 (15.25 oz) cake mix (any flavor)
  • 1 (8 oz) container Cool Whip, thawed or homemade stabilized whipped cream
  • 1 whole large egg
  • ½ cup powdered sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 350º F.
  2. Using a stand mixer or electric hand mixer mix together cake mix, thawed Cool Whip, and egg until well blended. 
  3. Scoop about 2 tablespoons (medium cookie scoop) balls of dough and roll through the powdered sugar. The dough will be sticky. Place on a lined baking sheet. 
  4. Bake for 11-12 minutes until the edges are set and the cracks in the cookies appear dry. Remove from the oven and let cool for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely. 


  • Store in an airtight container.
  • Shown is Strawberry, Funfetti, and Chocolate cake mix.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 101Total Fat 3gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 7mgSodium 126mgCarbohydrates 18gFiber 0gSugar 11gProtein 1g

Nutrition Disclaimer: All information presented on this site is intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information shared on should only be used as a general guideline.

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Tuesday 26th of March 2024

Can't stop eating these cookies! They were fun to make and so yummy!

Amanda Batcher

Tuesday 26th of March 2024

These were so easy to make but yet so rewarding. They were delicious!


Tuesday 26th of March 2024

The Cool Whip Cookies were a pleasant surprise! I loved how quick and easy they were to make, and they turned out so delicious.


Tuesday 26th of March 2024

Positively irresistible - I can't stop eating them!!!!!!!!!!


Tuesday 26th of March 2024

I love the texture of these cookies. Making them with Cool Whip is magical!

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