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Super Easy Chocolate Gooey Butter Cookies

Super Easy Chocolate Gooey Butter Cookies

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By Kathryn Knight

November 29, 2010

Whether you’re celebrating a specific holiday or simply the break from school, you can indulge with these Chocolate Gooey Butter Cookies by Paula Deen, found on You don’t have to be an expert chef or a cookie connoisseur to wow family, friends or your taste buds with these holiday cookies. This recipe is super easy—not to mention, super tasty. Check out the recipe below.

Here’s what you need:

1 8-oz. brick of cream cheese at room temperature
1 stick of butter at room temperature
1 egg
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
1 18-oz. box of moist chocolate cake mix
Confectioner’s sugar for cookie dusting

Here’s what you do:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Mix the cream cheese and butter in a large bowl with an electric mixer. After the two are thoroughly mixed, beat in the egg, vanilla extract and chocolate cake mix. Cover and leave in the refrigerator for two hours.

Once chilled, roll the batter into tablespoon-sized balls and then roll them in confectioner’s sugar. Place on an ungreased cookie sheet, two inches apart, and cook for 12 minutes. Cookies will appear “gooey”—a sign that they’re done!

Top with confectioner’s sugar and enjoy!

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