Christmas Crinkle Cool Whip Cookies

Christmas Crinkle Cool Whip Cookies are a blast to make with the kids! Everyone loves these easy Christmas cookies, just be ready to get a little messy!
Until last year I had never heard of making cookies with Cool Whip. It seemed like the strangest thing ever to me. I’ve made cake mix cookies before, but with Cool Whip? You guys, it totally works! Amy from Amy’s Cooking Adventures sent me her awesome Colorful Crinkle Cookies recipe years and ago in the fall for a cookie exchange. They were so cute that I had to revamp them for Christmas. These Christmas Crinkle Cool Whip Cookies were SO easy to make and oh my gosh do they taste good. I took them to my bagpipe’s band Christmas party and they were eaten faster than I could believe!

Christmas Crinkle Cool Whip Cookies


  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Red & green gel food coloring, liquid is fine too
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 box vanilla cake mix
  • 1 tub of Cool Whip, equal to 3 cups
Christmas Crinkle Cool Whip Cookies


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a Sil-Pat.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, beat together the cake mix, egg, cool whip and vanilla. The dough will be thick and sticky.
  3. Divide the dough in half and place one half in a second bowl. Add a couple drops of red food coloring to one bowl and a couple drops of green food coloring to the other bowl. Mix the food coloring into each half of the dough. Add more food coloring as needed until your desired color is reached.
  4. Put the powdered sugar into a small bowl.
  5. Use a small cookie scoop (or 1 tablespoon measuring spoon) to portion the dough into the bowl of sugar. One scoop at a time, place the dough into the sugar and roll it around until it is completely coated. Place the dough ball onto the prepared baking sheet. Repeat with the remaining dough, leaving 2-inches between each cookie. (Seriously, the cookies spread A LOT.)
  6. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until the cookies are set. The center of the cookie will still be soft, that's okay.
  7. Remove from the oven and let cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes. Carefully transfer the cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.

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