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Gooey Butter Cookies

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Gooey Butter Cookies

Decadent gooey, chewy, and buttery cake mix cookies. These Gooey Butter Cookies have a rich butter flavor, chewy center, and tender cookie texture. Drizzled in an easy icing. An easy dessert cookie the whole family will love!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 30
Author Jessica @ swankyrecipes.com

Ingredients

  • 1 box yellow cake mix
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 large egg

Topping

  • Powdered Confectioners' sugar, to dust
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered confectioners' sugar
  • 2 tablespoons water (or lemon juice!)

Instructions

  1. In a medium bowl fit with a mixer, beat butter, cream cheese, vanilla extract, almond extract, and egg until light and fluffy; about 3-5 minutes.

    Carefully incorporate cake mix into batter then mix until combined.

    Cover bowl and chill in the refrigerator for 45 minutes.

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside.

    Place 1/2 cup powdered confectioners' sugar into a bowl. Using a cookie scoop, scoop cookie batter then place onto baking sheet. 

    Dip cookie scoop into powdered sugar to prevent cookie batter from sticking to scoop. This will make it easier to work with the dough.

    Sprinkle cookie tops with a little powdered sugar.

    Bake in oven 15-20 minutes or less time for a smaller cookie scoop. 

    Transfer cookies to cooling rack. Tap cookie tops with a flat spatula if you want a flatter cookie top.

    In a small bowl, combine 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar and 2 tablespoons of water or lemon juice. Mix until smooth then use a spoon to drizzle icing over the top of cookies.




 

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    Dominique | Perchance to Cook
    10/19/2018 at 8:36 am

    These cookies look like they just melt in your mouth! I’m drooling over these photos! I’ll be saving this recipe for the holidays! Yuuuummm

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    Ruchi
    10/20/2018 at 6:41 am

    Ok so this cookies are so easy to make, perfect recipe for me. The color of them is so vibrant and appetizing!

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    Allison
    10/20/2018 at 5:21 pm

    Anything with butter in the title sounds good to me! I can’t wait to try these!

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    Karyl Henry
    10/21/2018 at 8:58 am

    You sold me a “gooey” 🙂 These cookies look delicious, and I’m loving the flavors. These will be great for our annual cookie exchange

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    Sri Mallya
    10/21/2018 at 12:30 pm

    Drooling over pics. What a great recipe. So many flavors and looks so delicious.

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    Katie Crenshaw | A Fork's Tale
    10/21/2018 at 1:46 pm

    I am a huge fan of gooey butter bars, so I know I am going to love these goody butter cookies just as much. What a clever idea!! Can’t wait to make a batch.

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    Anne Murphy
    10/21/2018 at 2:45 pm

    They look so tender! Really very tempting.

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    Michelle Alston
    10/21/2018 at 3:39 pm

    Wow, these look so buttery and melt in your mouth delicious! I’m seriously drooling over my screen right now!

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    Michele
    10/21/2018 at 6:13 pm

    Oh my goodness! Gooey Butter Cakes in cookie form. I’ve died and gone to heaven! These sound absolutely scrumptious and SO clever. My family will love these!

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    Claire | The Simple, Sweet Life
    10/21/2018 at 9:47 pm

    These looks so delicious, tasty and easy! We’ll definitely have to give these a try.

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    Donna
    10/22/2018 at 12:04 am

    Well I have to say I have never used boxed cake mix for a cookie recipe, but this sounds like it would be just perfect for a last minute dinner party!! Yum.

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    Natalie
    10/22/2018 at 10:13 am

    Awww butter cookies… my favorite. These looks so perfect. I want to grab one right from the screen. Love that they are gooey too. I’m saving this recipe to try.

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