Gooey Butter Cookies

Vonna Pauls Recipe

By Vonna Pauls HappyCooker

approx. 24 cookies
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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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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
These cookies are easy to prepare and MUCH easier to enjoy.  I love the crunchiness on the outside and the gooey inside.

[Read more about this recipe in Janet's Notebook!]


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

Directions Step-By-Step

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.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtags: #gooey, #cake-mix

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Bea McDaniel bmcdaniel
Oct 13, 2014
This is my favorite cookie recipe! So soft and moist, they really do melt in your mouth.
Louise Perez leperez2005
Sep 25, 2014
because i don't like all the chemicals in boxed food, even cake mixes, i actually found the basic recipe and made this cookies. they were awesome! gotta make them again. melt in your mouth good!
Brittany M Brittany_Momohara
Sep 12, 2014
Yay I found You Vonna! Had to make a new account and this is the 1st recipe I typed in to find ya LOL, I've definitely been craving these too
Brittany M Brittany_Momohara
Sep 12, 2014
I tried this recipe and say it's Family Tested & Approved!
Christine L ChristineEllei
Jan 22, 2014
I made these cookies to use up two boxes of cake mix (devil's food & yellow)I've had in the cupboard forever. I added pecans to the devil's food and dried cranberries to the yellow. Honestly, I wasn't expecting much and they were FABULOUS! Definitely going into the "favorites" recipe book.