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can’t mess ’em up cookies

IT’S VALENTINE’S DAY INSPIRATION WEEK! All this week, I’ll have fun tutorials, outfits, and recipes for you to get ready for Valentine’s Day. Need to catch up? Here’s a link to the heart-shaped marquee light DIY. Here are four outfit inspiration ideas for whatever your Valentine’s Day plans might be.Also, don’t miss Tuesday’s bonus post for an adorable Valentine’s Day themed manicure. Yesterday, we made French Vanilla (heart shaped, of course) Marshmallows!—

Growing up, my mom’s best friend ((and coincidentally my best friend’s mom)) // cheerleading coach used to make these amazingly soft, chewy and melt-in-your-mouth-amazing cookies. I always wondered how she made them and recently, flipping through my hometown cookbook, I stumbled upon Valerie’s Mrs. Carey’s recipe for “cool whip cookies.” 
I felt like I had found a secret passage to Narnia. 
I’ve had this cookbook for years and never knew it was in there! Now, I renamed them “can’t mess ’em up cookies” simply because I don’t want to mess with trademark issues from using the term “cool whip.” But Val gets all the credit here. 
Thanks, Val. Not only did you make my toe-touches what they were in my high school days, but you also made me a cookie addict. 
Okay, maybe part of the cookie addiction is my fault. And maybe you don’t want to take credit blame for those toe-touches.
All I can tell y’all is that
 1. Val is a genius. 2. You really can’t mess these up. 
Enough blabbering. Here’s the recipe.

What you’ll need:1 egg1 container of cool whip1 box of cake mix (chocolate, lemon, and strawberry are all winners)1 tsp vanilla
Directions:1. Preheat oven to 350.2. Mix all ingredients together. It took a while to get the cool whip all incorporated.  3. Place by the spoonful into a bowl of powdered sugar and place powdered sugar side up onto a cookie sheet.4. Bake for 8-10 minutes. 5. Top with more powdered sugar, if desired.

Tips:*Be careful while eating and don’t inhale in too strenuously. The powdered sugar can be painfully hilarious to choke on/breathe in. Don’t act like I didn’t tell you later.*Package them in cute little farmer’s market baskets and cellophane for cute gifting!

The strawberry is perfect for Valentine’s Day treats!

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