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gooey butter cookies

★★★★★ 116
a recipe by
Vonna Pauls
Trenton, TN

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. If you love a gooey butter cake with the gooey layer... this is the cookie version of that layer. At first, we thought we underbaked the cookies, but we were wrong - they are perfect. We love the crunchiness on the outside and the gooey inside. Powdered sugar is the perfect topping. Everyone is going to love these!

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★★★★★ 116
serves approx. 24 cookies
prep time 2 Hr 15 Min
cook time 10 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For gooey butter cookies

  • 1 box
    Duncan Hines butter recipe cake mix (can substitute yellow or French vanilla)
  • 1 stick
  • 1/4 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1 pkg
    cream cheese, room temp (8 oz)
  • 1
  • powdered sugar (for rolling dough into)

How To Make gooey butter cookies

  • Mixing ingredients in a bowl.
    Combine all ingredients with electric mixer until well blended. Chill dough for 2 hours.
  • Rolling dough balls in powdered sugar.
    Roll into balls (about walnut size). Roll balls in powdered sugar.
  • Cookies baking in the oven.
    Bake on an ungreased cookie sheet in a 350 degree oven for 10 - 12 minutes.
  • Dusting baked cookies with powdered sugar.
    Dust with powdered sugar when completely cooled.