Recipes

SIMPLY SUMMER COOKIES

fruit cookie

By now, you can tell from the recipes I’ve shared here on the blog that when it comes to cooking, I like to keep things super simple. Once in a while I like to venture out and try something a little more involved like Coq au Vin or mushroom ravioli from scratch. Okay, maybe not Coq au Vin, but you get my drift. For the most part, keeping it simple it where it’s at for me.

Today’s recipe is the epitome of simple. You literally can’t get anymore simple than this. If you can, let me know! It’s light,Β perfect for showing off fresh summer fruit and one of our favorite dessert staples around our house.Β Oh, and for those WW lovers out there, this dessert is 5 points per serving when you use Light Cool Whip!

There are so many possible variations of this concoction, but this is what we fancy…

  • Sugar Cookie Dough
  • Cool Whip
  • Cinnamon
  • Kiwi (diced)
  • Strawberries (diced)
  • Mini Chocolate Chips

Start off by baking the cookies as it says on the package but make the balls of dough a little larger than you ordinarily would – about two cookies worth. Like all of my food, I like mine a little more on the burnt done side and Greg likes his more chewy.

strawberry kiwi

While the cookies are baking, cut up the strawberries and kiwi and set aside. By the way, aren’t those strawberries gorgeous?! It’s strawberry season here in Virginia!

Mix a dash or two of cinnamon in your Cool Whip. This will add an interesting extra layer of flavor to the mix without adding calories. It also makes the dessert taste more complex than it really is — which is a plus if you’re trying to impress your in-laws!

Time for assembly! Top the cookie with some of the cinnamon Cool Whip mixture followed by strawberries, kiwi, and mini chocolate chips.

When we have friends/family over, I like to put the toppings in little bowls and make a little topping bar of sorts. That way people can make whatever combination they prefer. Speaking of combinations, try substituting the Cool Whip for a cream cheese and powdered sugar mixture, mascarpone or even Nutella. Yum!

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14 Comments

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    Jessie @ Cape 27
    May 25, 2012 at 10:04 am

    Looks delish! I’m making these tonight πŸ™‚ Love your super simple recipes. We’re obsessed with the OMG chicken. Keep ’em coming!

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    Kellie
    May 25, 2012 at 10:37 am

    YUM! I’m always looking for light dessert ideas and this looks amazing!

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    Rachel
    May 25, 2012 at 10:38 am

    Mmm, delish! This would be really good with some raspberries too.

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    Lindsay R
    May 25, 2012 at 10:39 am

    FYI I skipped breakfast this morning and you’re making my mouth water.
    Looks really yummy!

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    Melanie @ Mailbox Journey
    May 25, 2012 at 12:22 pm

    You are a genius! Those look absolutely delicious. I just made some chocolate chip cookie dough whoopie pies (http://bit.ly/MNlsmU) and they are probably 932849384 weight watchers points, ouch! They are so good though.

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      Ashley
      May 29, 2012 at 1:26 pm

      Yum, they look delish! Thanks for the link : )

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    Courtney
    May 25, 2012 at 1:10 pm

    I love your recipes! Keep em coming!

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    Heidi
    May 25, 2012 at 1:30 pm

    I agree, keeping it simple is really better sometimes. I love anything that keeps the oven off as much as possible in the summer. Well, that and Cool Whip!

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    Laurel
    May 25, 2012 at 1:48 pm

    Ok, I will be making these! So easy, so fresh and looks so good! I’m into easy recipes to. Not only does it look delicious but so pretty! Would look beautiful on a buffet and would be nice to offer guests a lighter option next to the more rich and heavy desserts.

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    Alana @ Domestic Bliss Diaries
    May 27, 2012 at 8:12 am

    Drooling! Looks so good. And, btw, I’m with you… The simpler the better.

    http://www.domesticblissdiaries.com

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    Ruth
    May 28, 2012 at 7:06 am

    yummy looking. The strawberries wouldn’t last long enough to make it to the top of that desert, unless I hide them in a safe or something…my daughter demolishes every strawberry before it makes it to the refrigerator…

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    Dennis Bullock
    May 30, 2012 at 11:15 am

    Oh my gosh this is amazing! A great combo of good & bad! ;]

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    Kelly Ray
    June 4, 2012 at 4:24 pm

    I made these for a memorial day picnic and they were the biggest hit! Thanks for the recipe!

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      Ashley
      June 5, 2012 at 12:12 am

      Awesome! So good to hear! Thanks for letting us know : )

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