Sunday, February 28, 2010

Chocolate Gooey Butter Cookies

There's a restaurant in town that makes gooey-butter bars for one of their desserts. Brian's practically obsessed with them. One day, he brought home two and I had them eaten by the next morning. Only, I snuck around and ate them so that maybe he wouldn't notice. :) Yesterday, we were watching Paula Deen and she made a gooey-butter cake, so he begged me to try one. I went searching and found this cookie recipe. It worked out perfectly because Bake at 350's Flavor of the Month was chocolate. Perfect!

This recipe is so easy and you can vary it with whatever cake mix you want to use.

Chocolate Gooey Butter Cookies
Source: Paula Deen

1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Confectioner’s sugar, for dusting
1 (18 ounce) box moist chocolate cake mix
1 (8-ounce) brick cream cheese, room temperature
1 egg
1 stick of butter, room temperature

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a large bowl with an electric mixer, cream the cream cheese and butter until smooth. Beat in the egg. Then beat in the vanilla extract. Beat in the cake mix. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours to firm up so that you can roll the batter into balls. Roll the chilled batter into tablespoon sized balls and then roll them in confectioner’s sugar. Place on an ungreased cookie sheet, 2 inches apart. Bake 12 minutes. The cookies will remain soft and gooey. Cool completely and sprinkle with more confectioners’ sugar, if desired.

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bridget {bake at 350} said...

A-ha! I've heard of gooey butter cake, but never gooey butter cookies! Great idea! Maybe I could limit myself to 2 cookies rather than eating an entire cake! ;)

Sarah said...

mmmm!!! Are you talking about Randalla's??? If so, I have the recipe for those bars!!! They are SOOO good!!

ty said...

Dammit woman, I'm trying to diet here. Anything with "butter" in the title is Tyler kryptonite.

Amanda said...

This looks fantastic... great recipe!! Isnt Bridget the best?? LOVE her Flavors! ;)


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