Wednesday, February 2, 2011

For Fun - Chocolate Gooey Butter Cookies

I am usually not a huge fan of recipes that use a cake mix but I must say, these cookies from Paula Deen are wonderful and really easy.

Chocolate Gooey Butter Cookies - leave 2 hrs for chilling dough

1 t. vanilla extract
Confectioner's sugar for dusting
1 (18 oz) box moist chocolate cake mix
1 (8 oz) brick cream cheese, room temp
1 egg
1 stick butter, room temp

Preheat oven to 350. In lrg bowl, cream cream cheese and butter until smooth. Beat in egg. Then beat in vanilla. Then beat in cake mix. Cover and refridgerate for 2 hrs to firm up. Roll chilled batter into tablesppon sized balls then roll in powdered sugar. Place on ungreased cookie sheet 2 inches apart. Bake 12 min. The cookies will remain soft and gooey. Cool completely and sprinkle with more powdered sugar if desired. Makes 2 dozen.

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