Spiced Pecan Cream Cheese Cake Cookies-Annette's

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 3 Ratings
Serves: 24
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Cooking Method: Bake


1 box spice cake mix
1 stick butter, room temp
1 pkg 8 oz. cream cheese, room temp
1 large egg
1 c cinnamon chips (found in chocolate chip isle)
1 c pecans, chopped
1/4 tsp vanilla extract

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Annette W. Recipe
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Lincoln, NE (pop. 258,379)
Member Since Oct 2011
Annette's notes for this recipe:
Now that's a mouthful. Or shall I say, you'll have a mouthful of these cookies hot out of the oven.

Spice cake mix, cream cheese, butter, cinnamon chips and pecans! Does it get any better? And talk about easy to put together. This is another one of those throw together in a pinch recipes. It's also very versatile. You can use any kind of cake mix you want and either change up the mix-in's or leave them out completely. These are a play off the original "Gooey Butter Cookies" but I changed up the ingredients to fit what was in our pantry.
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Preheat oven to 375°F. In a medium bowl, beat cream cheese and butter with a spoon until well blended. Stir in vanilla and egg.
Add cake mix; stir until well combined. Fold in cinnamon chips and pecans.
Shape dough into 1-inch balls; place 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets.
Bake 10 minutes. Remove from cookie sheets to cooling racks. Do NOT over bake or they will turn hard. Enjoy!
You can leave plain or frost with cream cheese frosting or drizzle with icing. I frosted mine with my Cream Cheese Pudding Cool Whip Frosting-Annette's.

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user Annette W. greeneyez - Aug 9, 2013
I tried this recipe and say it's Family Tested & Approved!
user sallye bates grandedame - Aug 9, 2013
These look great, Annette. Are you a night owl like me?
user Annette W. greeneyez - Aug 9, 2013
Thanks Salley. Yes I am. Insomnia is my middle name.
user Sue H Soos - Aug 9, 2013
A definite pinch for me.

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