Cake in a cookie. Cookie that tastes like cake. Gooey Butter Cookies only have a few ingredients and are so easy to make! (Hey, that rhymes!) ;-)
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. Gooey Butter Cookies are such the 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.
Gooey Butter Cookies
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.
(Kind of like my cinnamon rolls.)
There are only 5 ingredients to this cookie and one of them is a yellow cake mix. There is no measuring flour or no messing around with baking soda. It is all neatly packaged in the cake mix.
Swell, wouldn't you say?
A great tip for making these cake mix cookies is after you roll out the dough, roll them in powdered sugar, then flatten them slightly with the back of a spatula or bottom of a glass. Make sure the spatula or glass has a coating of powdered sugar on it so the dough won't stick.
After you flatten the cookies, pop them in oven and bake.
What you have is a delicious cookie that is soft, practically melts in your mouth and will be the talk of the table. Believe me. :-)
Gooey Butter Cookies
- 1 stick margarine softened
- 1 8 oz cream cheese softened
- 1 box yellow cake mix
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- Mix together margarine and cream cheese using a hand mixer or stand mixer
- Mix in egg and vanilla until blended
- Blend in cake mix
- Roll into balls and roll into powdered sugar
- Place dough on ungreased cookie sheet and flatten dough balls slightly using bottom of glass or spatula, coated with powdered sugar
- Bake at 350* for 10-12 minutes or until cookies are firm
- Place on cooling rack to cool. Serve