Thursday, February 17, 2011

Gooey Butter Cookies

“Gooey” is not an appetizing adjective to me. There used to be an old Taco Bell commercial with the Chihuahua advertising a particularly cheesy burrito and the little dog kept saying, “Gooey, gooey cheese”. I think that’s what did it for me. Take any word, associate it with Taco Bell and it takes away the appeal to me.

However, “gooey” might be moving up a notch or two in my book after making these cookies. These cookies were beyond delicious. Love, love, love them! I think you will love them too.

  • 1 egg
  • 1 box yellow cake mix
  • 1 (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 stick softened butter
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • Powdered sugar for rolling and dusting

  1. In a large bowl with a mixer, cream together butter and cream cheese until smooth.
  2. Beat in the egg, then beat in the extract. Beat in the cake mix.
  3. Cover and refrigerate until firm enough to roll (2 hours to overnight if preparing in advance).
  4. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  5. Place powdered sugar in a bowl set to the side.
  6. Roll chilled dough in to tablespoon size balls and then in the powdered sugar.
  7. Place on an ungreased cookie sheet, 2 inches apart and bake 12 minutes. The cookies will remain soft and gooey.
  8. Cool completely and sprinkle with extra powdered sugar if desired.

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