Gooey Butter Cookies

"So easy to make and always a hit!"
Gooey Butter Cookies created by jVo6236
Ready In:
2hrs 13mins
24-36 cookies




  • Cream together cream cheese and butter.
  • Add egg and vanilla, then cake mix.
  • Refrigerate for at least 1 hour or until cookie dough is firm.
  • Roll in 1 inch balls, then roll in confectioner's sugar.
  • Preheat oven to 350*.
  • Bake cookies on ungreased cookie sheet for 10-15 minutes or until cookies are slightly firm to touch.
  • Wait a minute or two before removing cookies to cooling racks.
  • Dust with confectioner's sugar.

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  1. sheyo300
    To be succinct, not that good. I tend to dislike cake mix cookies because they have one flavor: sweet. These are no exception. Surprisingly, they are not very chewy even with the cream cheese, they just have the texture of (big shock) cake. Oh well, I had some extra cream cheese I needed to use.
  2. internetnut
    I gave this recipe 5 stars. These were so rich and yummy! Several people really enjoyed them. These were so simple to make and baked up nicely. I used a Butter flavored cake mix when I made these and plan next time to use a chocolate cake mix.
  3. sweetp
    These were so good. A soft cookie with a rich taste. I used a yellow butter cake mix. I'm going to try a lemon cake mix next. Mmmmmm......
  4. Jayvh72
    Im kinda bummed I was expecting this gooey buttery cookie and instead got a cake cookie. It was easy to make and came out just like the photo. Maybe if I stuffed it with a cream cheese sugar concoction and put it in the middle of the ball I might like it better! :).
  5. Michelle Figueroa
    I went to the Nashville Farmer's Market and ate a Gooey Butter Cookie...I was determined to come home and find a competing recipe. To my delight, here it is!! This definitely didn't take me over 2 hours to make....I would say it took me not quite ten minutes to mix everything up, 10-15 minutes to roll my cookies (I used a cookie scooper as the dough was too sticky to quite roll) and then two rounds of cookies in the oven for about 15 minute a piece. I cooked them a little longer and browned them slightly. The first one I tried at the recommended time was too soft (or gooey) in the middle and I am weird about 15 minutes they were perfect for my crowd. Thank you so much for my new favorite cookie recipe!<br/>EDITED: I went to make this again and realized I forgot the entire chilling part the first time. No wonder it didnt take me very long! I used a cookie scoop (1 tblsp) and so the dough wasn't hard to work with it all. I skipped the step this time too (on purpose) as my daughter was nearing bed time and really wanted a cookie. They turned out great, again!



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