Chocolate Gooey Butter Cookies - Paula Deen

Recipe by MamaBear23
READY IN: 2hrs 27mins
YIELD: 2 dozen




  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • In a large bowl cream the cream cheese and butter until smooth.
  • Beat in egg. Then add in the vanilla.
  • Add in the cake mix mixing in well. Dough will be VERY stiff. (if using a hand mixer be careful)
  • Cover and refrigerate 2 hours until firm enough to roll into balls.
  • Roll the chilled dough into tablespoon sized balls.
  • Roll in confectioner's sugar.
  • Place on an ungreased cookie sheet, 2 inches apart.
  • Bake 12 minutes.
  • (The cookies will remain soft and look somewhat under-baked.).
  • Allow to slightly cool and very carefully remove to wire racks to cool. (they are very delicate and tend to fall apart easily).
  • Cool completely. Sprinkle with more confectioners sugar if desired.