Gooey Butter Cookies

Gooey Butter Cookies


"If you like Gooey Butter Cake you will love these cookies. You can't stop eating them."

Ingredients 18 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 168 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 168 kcal
  • 8%
  • Fat:
  • 9.8 g
  • 15%
  • Carbs:
  • 18.3g
  • 6%
  • Protein:
  • 2 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 29 mg
  • 10%
  • Sodium:
  • 199 mg
  • 8%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. In a medium bowl, cream together the cream cheese and butter. Stir in the egg and vanilla. Add cake mix, and stir until well blended. Roll into 1inch balls and roll the balls in the confectioners' sugar. Place 1 inch apart onto an ungreased cookie sheet.
  3. Bake for 10 to 13 minutes in the preheated oven. Remove from baking sheets to cool on wire racks.
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I have made these cookies several times and have tried several different cake mixes. Each cake mix results in a different texture and flavor. So it's important to know that the dough may not be easily workable, but if that is the case just make a bar cookie instead of the individual cookies. The following cake mixes worked well: (just remember to refrigrate over night) -Lemon Cake Mix (nice dough)(use lemon extract instead of vanilla) and if you would like make a lemon glaze and drizzle over cookie when cooled. (These got a lot of rave reviews when I made them). - Cherry Chip cake mix (nice dough) got rave reviews, devils food cake mix (sticky dough)good taste, german chocolate (nice dough), Carmel cake mix (forget it, very sticky dough- is workable to some degree you just wont get as many cookies. Next I want try carrot cake mix, strawberry cake mix, and spice cake mix. I did discover that it's better to refrigrate over night and use a small cookie scoop, My scoop is big so once I scoop a cookie out of the dough I cut it in half, roll it and then shake it in a baggy with powdered sugar. In my oven 12 min. exact is the cooking time any longer these cookies get a crispy burnt bottom. I hope everyone enjoys trying these other cake mixes as well as my family, neighbors and friends have. :) (update) Strawberry cake was pretty good. But our newest favorite rave review cake choice is Orange. I just made lemon cookies and orange cookies for a church social and then again


I suggest instead of using Yellow cake mix use Yellow Butter Cake Mix. The yellow butter cake mix give the cookie a texture that closer resemble the gooey butter cake.


These cookies are incredibly delicious! I made them for a bake sale, and although they appeared kind of plain at first, once people tasted them, they came back for more! I cannot wait to try this recipe with different flavors of cake mix next time. If you are lucky enough to have any left, they taste even better a few hours after they come out of the oven. One warning, though: It may seem as though the baking time may be off, but DO NOT OVERBAKE. It is just about right. The cookies will continue to cook a bit once they are out of the oven. They are soft and just melt in your mouth. The last thing you want is a burned cookie. Definitely try this one. Mmm mmm good.