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Gooey Butter Cookies


"If you like Gooey Butter Cake you will love these cookies. You can't stop eating them."
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18 m servings 168 cals
Original recipe yields 24 servings (2 dozen)


  • Calories:
  • 168 kcal
  • 8%
  • Fat:
  • 9.8 g
  • 15%
  • Carbs:
  • 18.3g
  • 6%
  • Protein:
  • 2 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 29 mg
  • 10%
  • Sodium:
  • 199 mg
  • 8%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. In a medium bowl, cream together the cream cheese and butter. Stir in the egg and vanilla. Add cake mix, and stir until well blended. Roll into 1inch balls and roll the balls in the confectioners' sugar. Place 1 inch apart onto an ungreased cookie sheet.
  3. Bake for 10 to 13 minutes in the preheated oven. Remove from baking sheets to cool on wire racks.

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I have made these cookies several times and have tried several different cake mixes. Each cake mix results in a different texture and flavor. So it's important to know that the dough may not b...

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Sad to say, but these were not anything speical. They were okay. I would not bother to make them again. I would use the cake mix for a cake and could make much better use of cream cheese. Th...

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I have made these cookies several times and have tried several different cake mixes. Each cake mix results in a different texture and flavor. So it's important to know that the dough may not b...

I suggest instead of using Yellow cake mix use Yellow Butter Cake Mix. The yellow butter cake mix give the cookie a texture that closer resemble the gooey butter cake.

Another St. Louis favorite!! These are just like the ones I get at Dierbergs when I go back home...took them to work and they were gone in minutes. Key is to not overbake. Super easy to make....

These cookies are incredibly delicious! I made them for a bake sale, and although they appeared kind of plain at first, once people tasted them, they came back for more! I cannot wait to try thi...

Folks just love these cookies. "Like a little bit of heaven in your mouth". A few notes that would make this cookie dough easier to handle. One dough is made, put in fridge for 2 hours or over...

Some of my “finds” on this site are only as a result of my using the ingredient search for ideas when I have something in particular I need to use – in this case it was cream cheese. If it wasn...

"Best Chocolate Chip Cookie Ever" - a direct quote from my boyfriend. These were super simple and super delicious. I sprinkled powdered sugar over half of the baked cookies and added chocolate c...

These cookies are the best! You can subsitute a chocolate cake mix for a delicious chocolate version. My dad doesn't like sweets but he couldn't stop eating these. He wants these for his birthda...

These cookies are DELICIOUS! I have served them three different times in one month. My suggestions - 1) make them about half the suggested size since they're so rich, 2) cook them for longer t...