This is based on a Paula Deen recipe, so it's quite rich ;) This is by far the most luxurious cookie I make. They never last long. They're painfully easy to make, which may be bad news for your waistline.
- In a large bowl with an electric mixer, cream the cream cheese and butter until smooth.
- Beat in the egg.
- Beat in the vanilla extract.
- Beat in the cake mix.
- Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours to firm up so that you can roll the batter into balls.I've chilled batter overnight and it comes out fine.
- After batter has chilled and you're ready to make the cookies, preheat the oven to 350°F.
- 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 should remain soft and gooey.
- Cool completely and sprinkle with more confectioners' sugar, if desired.
- To make these devilishly rich, I also top the cookies with cream cheese frosting, which is simple to make. I use Bev's Cream Cheese Frosting (recipe #55530), but double the vanilla. Or, if I'm making them for people I know have more of a savory tooth than sweet, I'll triple it to a full tablespoon.