Saturday, July 24, 2010

My Vintage Kitchen: Gooey Butter Cookies

The recipe that I am sharing today, was originally posted on my other blog, My Vintage Kitchen

My friend Lisa shared this recipe with me after I mentioned many times that I was looking for a cookie just like this one!  (She now makes a gluten free version of these cookies!)

I first made these cookies last Christmas.  These were my contribution to the dessert table for Christmas Eve dinner with Joe's family and Christmas Brunch with my family.  I stuck to the original recipe and used a yellow cake mix for the base.  They were a hit! 

I also made them for New Year's Eve.  That time, I also made a chocolate version by switching out the yellow cake mix for a chocolate cake mix.

Since they are so easy to make (and usually the first dessert to disappear from the sweet table) I figure I'll be making these for Thanksgiving!  This time, in additon to the chocolate and yellow varieties, I plan to try them using a spice cake mix! 

Gooey Butter Cookies


  • chocolate cake mix
  • 1 egg
  • 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 1 stick of butter, softened
  • powdered sugar
  • Add cake mix, egg, cream cheese and butter in a bowl. Mix until well combined.
  • Chill over night (or at least 4 hours)
  • Roll into balls to desired size.
  • Roll in powdered sugar.
  • Bake at 350* for 9-12 minutes.
Since then, I've also made them using lemon cake mix and we really enjoyed them!  They are so light!  A perfect dessert to pair with a spring or summer meal!  My sister-in-law suggested making strawberry cookies using a strawberry cake mix.  I haven't tried those yet.
Usually, when I make these cookies, I'll make 3 different flavors at a time.  After mixing up the cookie dough and letting them chill, I'll bake about 2 dozen of each flavor.  The rest of the dough freezes well.  Especially if they are rolled into balls before freezing.  (I don't add the powdered sugar until I am ready to thaw them out and bake them.) 

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Debbi Does Dinner Healthy said...

I just saved these. They look awesome and super simple! Thanks!

KentuckyCooking said...

These sound tasty! :) We love something called Ooey Gooey Butter Bars, so I bet we will love these! Question for you, though - when you freeze them, how long do they keep for? And approximately how long does it take to thaw them to the point you can roll them and bake? Our freezer is tiny :( but I'm trying to learn more about freezing, especially with Christmas just around the corner! It would be nice to be able to mix things up in advance and bake near the time (to save some sanity!).


Jennifer Morris said...

Sounds delish!! I pinned it to my pintrest! Thanks for sharing!!

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