Although I enjoy baking cookies, I don't normally participate in cookie exchanges due to the multiple food allergies in our family. This year's Virtual Cookie Exchange at Treasuring Life's Blessings looks awesome, though. I can pick my favorites and adapt the ingredients as needed.
These are the chocolate snowflake cookies that Addison and Brennan made a few weeks ago to take to the single Airmen at the Air Force Base. There is a big Cookie Crunch at our base where people drop off homemade goodies. The treats are all repackaged and distributed to the military men and women living in the dorms on base. Many of these young people may not get to travel home for the holidays and will definitely appreciate homemade treats.
Although these cookies are not allergy friendly for our family, they are easy for the big kids to make on their own. I often keep the ingredients on hand for those last-minute occasions where they need to take a dessert to an activity.
1 box of cake mix
1 small tub of Cool Whip (8 ounces)
Mix all the ingredients well. Scoop out into small balls, roll in powdered sugar, and place on a cookie sheet. Bake at 350* for approximately 12-15 minutes.
Choose a cake mix based on the flavor and/or color you'd like the cookies to be. We've had a lot of success with red velvet cake, chocolate, and lemon.
I originally found this recipe on my friend Amy's blog -- Bow of Bronze, and she graciously allowed me to share it here as part of this year's Virtual Cookie Exchange.