Paula Deen knows how to cook and bake – she loves her butter! To go along with my potato chip cookies, I also made this weekend her Chocolate Gooey Butter Cookies. These cookies are very similar to cake mix cookies, however these cookies are definitely more creamy and moist due to the cream cheese. If you don’t like chocolate, you can substitute the chocolate cake mix for a vanilla/white cake mix or even a red velvet mix….whatever you want!
These cookies are my favorite thus far as they are so soft and almost melt in your mouth. They aren’t overly sweet either.
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 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.