Friday, September 28, 2012

Gooey Butter Cookies

My brother's girlfriend introduced me to these cookies last weekend. I've never had such a thing; a cookie made from a cake mix, so light and fluffy and literally melts in your mouth. Apparently they've been around for quite some time now, maybe you've had them before.

They're probably the easiest cookie ever to make, only calling for a few ingredients. With a cake mix as your base, it's very versatile. I thought it would be fun to try our first batch using a funfetti kind. I'm also anxious to try making them with lemon and strawberry as well.  They're quite addicting I must add so this could get dangerous!

Gooey Butter Cookies
8 oz. cream cheese, softened
1 stick butter, softened
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 egg
1 box cake mix, any flavor
Powdered sugar, for rolling cookie dough in
In a large bowl, cream together cream cheese and butter. Add in vanilla and egg and mix well. Mix cake mix in with wet ingredients. Taking a small cookie scoop, roll dough into 1-inch balls, coat with powdered sugar and place onto prepared cookie sheet. Bake at 350 for 12-13 mins. Makes about 4 dz. small cookies

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