Chocolate Gooey Butter Cookies

I discovered this Chocolate Gooey Butter Cookies recipe while watching an episode of Paula Deen on Food Network. The cookies looked so easy to make so I figured I’ll try making them too. A little crunch on the outside, buttery and moist on the inside. This recipe is definitely a keeper.

Chocolate Gooey Butter Cookies


  • 1 (8-ounce) brick cream cheese, room temperature1 stick butter, at room temperature1 egg1 teaspoon vanilla extract1 (18-ounce) box moist chocolate cake mix1 cup of Confectioners’ sugar


  • 1 brick cream cheese
  • 1 stick butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 box chocolate cake mix
  • 1 cup confectionery sugar


  • Preheat the oven to 350°
  • Beat the cream cheese and butter in a mixer until smooth and creamy. Beat in the egg and vanilla.
  • Add the cake mix then beat until well incorporated.
  • Cover with a saran wrap then store in the fridge to chill for 2 hours. This will firm up the batter which would make it easier to form into balls.
  • After chilling for 2 hours, scoop a tablespoon of batter and roll into a ball.
  • Place the confectionery sugar into a flat container/pie plate. Roll the balls into the powdered sugar.
  • Place the cookie balls in a cookie sheet. Bake them in the oven for 10 minutes. Do this in batches.

Cool the cookies in a wire rack completely. Sprinkle more powdered sugar if you want to. Like I said, slightly crunchy on the outside but soft, buttery, and moist on the inside.

Dexie Jane

Mother of 2. She drinks coffee everyday and wine on the weekends. She devours massive amount of chocolate, pork, and sushi. She loves to dance in her living room and binge-watches KDRAMA, historical dramas, and excessive unhealthy dose of Crime/Murder mysteries/dramas/documentaries. She's also a proud Bibliophile and loves being a bargain fashionista & SHOEHOLIC!

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