By Mikey Greenberg on December 05, 2005
Photo by Rollin in the Dough!
Photo by Rollin in the Dough!
"I'm a great cook, but not so great baker, but these come out great every time. My favorite is Funfetti cake mix with French Vanilla Cool Whip."
Serving Size: 1 (22 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 24
"These are the easiest cookies, and they are so good! I used yellow cake mix because my husband and I love the flavor of it, and both the dough and cookies were just delicious! Looking at the ingredients, I could not believe that these would work, but they do! I did chill the dough in the refrigerator before baking to make it easier to handle, but it was still very sticky. The easy preparation more than makes up for a sticky dough though. Thank you so much for posting, I will make these again and again!"
"I made it with a German Chocolate cake mix an added milk chocolate chips and some coconut. Wow, this is now my "Secret Family Recpie""
"Very good tasting and easy to make.Dough was hard to stir but well worth it.Thanks"
"Lemon cake mix is awesome! I think I ate more of the batter than the cookies!!!"
"These are so great! I have made them twice (the first time the batter overwhelmed me with how gooey it was, but the second time I was prepared with a cookie scooper) and everyone loved them. The scoop helped tremendously, and I have repeatedly been asked to make more. I highly suggest trying these in lemon or strawberry! And remember, use a scooper!"
"I used Betty Crocker lemon cake mix. They made a very nice presentation on the cookie platter. The dough was difficult to work with. Mine took 12 minutes to bake."
"I made two flavors: devil's food and spice for my cookie trays for Christmas this year. Because the batter is really sticky, I used a spoon to drop the batter into the powdered sugar and then rolled it around. My cookies were done in 10 minutes. I can't wait to try other flavors of cake mixes."
"I made these tonight for a cookie exchange. I used devil food, lemon, and cherry cake mixes. I also added flavor to the powdered sugar with cocoa powder, lemon koolaid, and cherry koolaid. The batter was very sticky, so I used a small cookie scoop and dropped it right in the sugar then rolled it around. Thanks!"
"I used to make these at home with my mom, but had lost the recipe. I was so happy to find it again. I have made them in chocolate and lemon. Both were great! I get asked for the recipe every time I share them."
"I've been searching for this recipe ever since I lost my original copy! This recipe is amazing, and these cookies are always a hit! My favorite cake mix to use is Devils' Food mix! They're amazing!"
"I've been making these for years, and they have been nicknamed Angel Cookies in our family because they are so light and chewy. Before making the balls I apply cooking spray to my fingers. No need to chill the dough, but you do need to keep respraying your fingers. I also add colored sugar to the powdered sugar for the holidays before rolling the balls."
"I'm not a great baker, I took the hints here (chilled the dough), etc. and HOLY COW I MADE FABULOUS COOKIES. The recipe is so easy - the dough IS sticky - what I ended up doing was dunking my fingers in the powdered sugar, grabbing some dough and plopping it in the bowl of powdered sugar - then rolled it around - my fingers stayed "pretty clean" once I figured that out."
"This recipe intrigued me because of the ingredients and I couldn't resist giving it a go. I used a lemon cake mix. It wasn't the easiest batter to work with, that's for sure. It helped a great deal when I put it in the freezer for a short time and kept my hands clean and wet. The results are a soft cookie that we enjoyed. I thought my grandchildren would like them more than they did, but I guess if it isn't loaded with chocolate in some form it's not worth their bother, LOL! My DH took some to work to share with his co-workers, and they were consumed in short order; what better compliment can a cook receive? Next time I make these, and I will make them again, I will try using a chocolate cake mix and see if it stirs more interest from the grandchildren. Thanks Mikey Greenberg, for contributing this very interesting recipe."
"These were fantastic! I used lemon cake mix and I chilled the mix for about 30 minutes prior to rolling. I also dipped in powdered sugar after they cooled."
"I loved these! My kids thought it was delicious. I did chill for awhile and dampened my hands while rolling. I actually forgot recipe called for an egg ( which probably would have made my dough easier) but it tasted so great and they puffed up beautifully. We used chocolate cake and low fat cool whip.Yumm!"
"I made these using a lemon cake mix and posted a picture on here of the results! I know that others have made these with just about every cake mix and flavored cool whip combination available! Paulette"
"Life is short, so I ate these yummy cookies before I ate my supper. I would have died happy. They were wonderful. I used a lemon flavored cake mix. I cannot wait to try other flavor combinations."
"These were a big hit at two different events. I made as written using low fat cool whip and lemon cake mix. The dough is more than a bit sticky but it was not an issue as I just used a small scooper and dropped into a bowl of powdered sugar which worked like a charm, afterwards did see some reviews refrigerated but the large bowl of powdered sugar was good for me. This is a great last minute recipe that I will be using often. Thanks so very much for the post."
"Four ingredients makes a great cookie! And any flavor boxed cake mix will do. For all those that can't get past how sticky the dough is, here's a hint: USE A SMALL ICE CREAM SCOOPER. Put your powdered sugar in a ziplock bag, drop the dough in the bag, shake-shake, and use a spoon to scoop out. No messy hands."
"I made 2 batches, one spice cake the other lemon. I'll agree that keeping the batter very cold is a must. This batter was not at all easily balled by hand but 2 spoons made the shaping much easier. My spice batch were puffy, ugly and really unappetizing in appearance but taste pretty good. The lemon batch look lovely, bright, flat and perfectly crackled. However they taste pretty gross. Super overwhelming faux lemon flavor. I don't find them overly sweet, bur they do not taste great to me. I think if I attempt these again I'll use a plain yellow or white box cake and add my own flavors. They are easy, quick and really cheap to make."