Gooey Butter Cookies Recipe - Food Fanatic

Gooey Butter Cookies Recipe

      24 Servings


  • 1 8 ounce package Cream Cheese, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup Unsalted Butter, room temperature
  • 1 large Egg, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1 box Yellow Cake Mix
  • 1/4 cup Powdered Sugar


  1. In a medium bowl, with an electric mixer, cream together the cream cheese and butter until thoroughly combined.
  2. Beat in the egg and vanilla until incorporated.
  3. Add cake mix, and mix until thoroughly incorporated.
  4. Cover dough and refrigerate for one hour.
  5. Preheat oven to 350°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  6. Portion the dough into 1-inch cookie balls and roll the balls in the powdered sugar. Place cookie dough balls on prepared cookie sheet, at least 2 inches apart.
  7. Bake in preheated oven for 9-12 minutes. Allow cookies to cool on the pan before removing them to a wire rack.
  8. If desired, sprinkle cooled cookies with additional powdered sugar before serving.


  • Dough refrigeration is not required, but recommended because it makes the dough less sticky; therefore, it's easier to roll.
  • Store Gooey Butter Cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days.

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Source: Adapted from allrecipes.