Gooey Butter Cookies

Vonna Pauls


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.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

These cookies are easy to prepare and MUCH easier to enjoy.  I love the crunchiness on the outside and the gooey inside. The Test Kitchen


★★★★★ 112 votes

approx. 24 cookies
2 Hr 15 Min
10 Min


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  • 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. pkg)
  • 1
  • ·
    powdered sugar (for rolling dough into)

How to Make Gooey Butter Cookies


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

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About Gooey Butter Cookies

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

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