Quick Gooey Butter Cookies

Bev Hale Recipe

By Bev Hale bulldogmom

2 Hr
10 Min

A very easy cake-mix cookie recipe! The cookies are so moist and soft...they never last more than a day or two!!


1 box
yellow cake mix
8 oz
cream cheese, softened
1/2 c
butter, softened
1/4 tsp
vanilla extract
1/4 c
powdered sugar

Directions Step-By-Step

Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Combine all ingredients, except powdered sugar, and chill for at least 2 hours.
Roll into 1-inch balls and roll in powdered sugar. Bake on ungreased cookie sheet for 10 min.
Optional: sprinkle with additional powdered sugar when cooled.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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CAroline Hall carahall
Jan 28, 2014
My mother found this recipe on the back of a Ginger Evans cake mix (from Sav-a-lot) about 7 years ago. She tried it just for fun & we have been making them ever since! Everyone loves & asks for recipe LOL. The yellow cake mix w/ simply vanilla or a bit of lemon taste like the most MOIST butter cookies you ever had. Very soft & addictive cookie :) Thanks for sharing!
Pam Rinaldi pmrinaldi
Aug 28, 2012
If you have problems making cookies from scratch, this recipe is for you. Tried the recipe, twice, very easy to make. Both times came out the same, as pictured. Tasted ok when warm, not too good the next day. Texture was very light and not that of a cookie, more of a cake.
Donna Slack UpstateNygal
Aug 16, 2012
I am getting ready to make these right now, I notice in the directions it says to mix all the ingredients together, does that include 1/4 cup of confectioners sugar ? (the directions say all ingredients, except the sugar) but then reading the comments below it was mentioned to make sure the butter was room temp and to mix well with the sugar.

Don't want to ruin the first batch, what has everyone been doing ?

Thanks, waiting patiently to try this recipe :-)
Kathy Ritondo Katora
Mar 30, 2012
Hi All,
The other trick to this recipe is that the most important steps are: the butter has GOT to be at room temp. Very important. And, don't skimp on the time spent when you cream the butter and sugar together. It makes all the difference in the way they come out. My first two batches were disappointingly flat. When I changed to the above method they looked as great as the picture. And, if you are planning on getting a picture of what you make, be sure you do it when your family isn't home. They don't last long enough to get the picture! Cookie thieves grab them up and PS no picture.
Kris W Krista_Weller
Mar 29, 2012
Im gonna try these cookies for Easter. They sound YUMMY. I may use colored sprinkles to make them look festive. Sounds like something my 6 yr old can help me do.