Monday, February 14, 2011

Chocolate Gooey Butter Cookies

Happy Valentine's Day!

Like the Lemon Cake Mix Cookies, these cookie are a snap to whip up. Courtesy of Paula Deen, this recipe produces a soft, super chocolaty cookie. Rolling the dough in powdered sugar before baking, gives them an extra sweetness and makes them look even more indulgent. For the cake mix, I used Betty Crocker Devil's Food mix.

This is the first time I have used cream cheese in a cookie recipe. It definitely adds to the "gooey" factor. Have you tried cream cheese in cookies?

1 (8-ounce) brick cream cheese, room temperature
1 stick butter, at room temperature
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 (18-ounce) box moist chocolate cake mix
Confectioners' sugar, for dusting

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
In a large bowl with an electric mixer, cream the cream cheese and butter until smooth. Beat in the egg. Then beat in the vanilla extract. Beat in the cake mix. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours to firm up so that you can roll the batter into balls. Roll the chilled batter into tablespoon sized balls and then roll them in confectioner's sugar. Place on an ungreased cookie sheet, 2 inches apart. Bake 12 minutes. The cookies will remain soft and "gooey." Cool completely and sprinkle with more confectioners' sugar, if desired.
Yields 2 dozen cookies.


  1. I love cake mix cookies because they usually stay soft. I've never tried cream cheese in this type of cookie before, but if it increases the gooey factor I'll have to try it! These look yummy!

  2. I've never tried cream cheese in a cookie but would love to give it a go. Thanks!

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