Cake in a cookie. Cookie that tastes like cake.
When I have stated before, there is no such thing as a bad cookie, that is so true. However, there are cookies that exceed expectations. This is such a cookie. It is gooey and soft. Hmm…what does that sound like? Oh, yes: Gooey Butter Cake.
This cookie is Gooey Butter Cake in a cookie form. Whenever I take it to a family gathering or potluck, it quickly disappears. In fact, I took these Gooey Butter cookies to church last night and was again complimented on them. Makes a girl feel good, you know? Especially when they are the easiest to make, with little prep time. Easy peasy never fails.
The thing with these cookies is the dough is pretty sticky when you try to roll them into balls. Thus the un-circle shape. It really doesn’t matter though. They still disappeared quickly and nobody refused them because of the lack of circle. Try making these for your next gathering…you’ll be the talk of the table.
Gooey Butter Cookies
1 (8 0z) package cream cheese-softened
1 stick butter-softened
1/4 tsp vanilla
1 pkg yellow cake mix (you can also use chocolate, lemon or strawberry for something different)
1/4-1/2 powdered sugar
Heat the oven to 350*. Mix together cream cheese and butter. I use my Kitchen-Aid Mixer. Mix in egg and vanilla just until combined. Add cake mix and mix on medium/low speed until well blended. Roll into 1-inch balls and then roll them in the powdered sugar. Place them on an ungreased cookie sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes or until done.
*About halfway through baking, I take a spatula and flatten the cookie slightly. They don’t spread that well and this helps the cookie shape. I then let the cookie cook completely.