Gooey Butter Cookies

I am a little addicted to Gooey Butter Cake. In any and all forms…. The Blue Owl in Kimmswick has the most amazing Lemon Gooey Butter Cheesecake (A delicious, creamy lemon cheesecake on top of a lemony gooey butter cake crust!) , but it isn’t one of their ‘regular’ desserts… so I have to go back often to see if they are serving it that day. (Even if they don’t have that one available I need to have lunch there anyway…. I mean, why waste the trip?) They have also started making a Chocolate Chip Gooey Butter Cheesecake…. I know! So yummie! But the stinkers haven’t put the recipe in their cookbook yet. Torture! So I am forced to experiement on my own. I found this recipe for Gooey Butter Cookies and I had to make them….. for learning purposes, of course. (Once I figure out a recipe for the cheesecake I will post it here…. in the mean time, go to the Blue Owl and try all the other things thay have to tempt us…. and try my

Gooey Butter Cookies


8 ounces cream cheese
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 egg
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 package yellow cake mix (or lemon cake mix)
1/4 cup confectioners’ sugar


Preheat oven to 350F.

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 1 inch balls and roll the balls in the confectioners’ sugar. Place 1 inch apart onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 10 to 13 minutes in the preheated oven. Remove from baking sheets to cool on wire racks.

Makes 36

OMG! These things are dangerous! I made a batch for our 4th of July party and they disappeared.

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