Chocolate Gooey Butter Cookies Recipe by Paula Deen

Level: Easy

Time: 25 MINUTES

3 ratings


  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • confectioner's sugar, for dusting
  • 1 (18 oz) box moist chocolate cake mix
  • 1 (8 oz) package cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 egg
  • 1 stick butter, room temperature


Preheat oven to 350°. 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 confectioner's sugar, if desired. Makes about 2 dozen cookies.

Chocolate Gooey Butter Cookies


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3 Reviews

Christine 12/3/2016
YUM! Kids loved

YUM! Kids loved them.

Jodi 9/29/2015
These cookies ar

These cookies are a family favorite! For me, one batch makes about 3 dozen cookies (I must roll them smaller). For a variation, I also make them using spice cake mix in place of the chocolate cake mix- a great hit for fall.

Loreen 12/19/2014
I bake cookies e

I bake cookies every Christmas, my daughter just started baking with me and these are her favorite. They are easy for her to handle on her own and so delicious, she has to make several batches because they are a popular request.

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