Gooey Butter Cookies

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Serves: approx. 24 cookies
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Cooking Method: Bake


1 box Duncan Hines butter recipe cake mix
1 stick butter
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
1 pkg cream cheese @ room temp (8 oz. pkg)
1 egg

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Vonna Pauls Recipe
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Trenton, TN (pop. 4,264)
Member Since Dec 2009
Vonna's notes for this recipe:
These cookies are so easy to make and everybody loves them. It's fun to experiment with different cake flavors, too. We've made these with coconut cake mix and added coconut flakes as well.
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These cookies are easy to prepare and MUCH easier to enjoy.  I love the crunchiness on the outside and the gooey inside.

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Combine all ingredients with electric mixer until well blended. Chill dough for 2 hours. Roll into balls (about walnut size). Roll balls in powdered sugar. Bake on ungreased cookie sheet in 350 degree oven for 10 - 12 minutes. Dust with powdered sugar when completely cooled.

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user Joan Williames flash394 - Dec 19, 2009
Have been cooking for Days this one looks like a Winner to Finish off My Christmas Boxes Thanks!
user Peggi Anne Tebben cookiequeen - Jan 20, 2010
I have been cooking Paula Deen's Gooey Butter Cakes for several years now & love them. The cookies are also good.
user Michelle DeLozier bakingcakesintn - Jan 20, 2010
I am anxious to try a new cookie recipe:-) Valentines Day sounds like just the holiday to try them out:-)
user Jennifer Manchester Jennibean54 - Feb 19, 2010
These are great. I added alittle nutmeg and mace and raisins and they were out of this world. The plain ones were great too.
user Angelina Clawson TheAntiBoop - May 7, 2010
looks awesome!!!

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