Chocolate Gooey Butter Cookies


A few girls at work are amazing bakers, which I admire since sometimes my recipes fall flat (I have tried to make Ian's favorite dessert, key lime pie, three times without success!). When I needed an easy cookie recipe for a friend's birthday, they gave me this recipe for Chocolate Gooey Butter Cookies. Simple ingredients, simple steps (although I do need to pick up an electric mixer stat) and they were delicious.


1 (8 oz.) brick of cream cheese, room temperature
1 stick butter (this is a Paula Deen recipe y'all), room temperature
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 box moist chocolate cake mix
Confectioner's sugar (for dusting)


Preheat the oven to 350. Using an electric mixer, cream the butter and cream cheese together until smooth. Beat in the egg. Beat in the vanilla. Beat in the cake mix. Cover and refrigerate for two hours (I left mine overnight). Roll into tablespoon sized balls and roll into sugar. Bake for 12 minutes so they are still gooey in the center. Try not to eat them all!

Recipe found here.


likeapteal said...

Oh this look so so so so yummy!

Mr. Taylor and his Lady said...

oh goodness, if only my stomach weren't tossing and turning. i would make these in a heartbeat! sounds HILARIOUS!!!
xo TJ

The Yellow Door Paperie said...

Looks so yummy! Just stopped over from the olive tree.

Nicole said...

Now I need a chocolate fix!!

Anonymous said...

Theses look unbelievable! Thanks for sharing. I'm going to have to remember this one for my "recipe of the month" post! -and thanks for stopping by! (I'm following!)

Ashley {styleash} said...

These sound amazing! And I love that there are only a handful of ingredients (all of which I have at home).

Brynn {chartreuse and a twist} said...

why do these have to look so amazing??!! i am on a major health kick...but i guess i can 'window shop' for sweets, right?! XO brynn

Honey said...

this looks insane. butter and cream cheese will most definitely yield gooey and moist cookies. YUM!