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Christmas dessert recipe — Gooey Butter Cookies

By: 20 December 2010 2 Comments

I did my Christmas cookie baking this past weekend and, yes, followed a lot of recipes I’ve posted here over the past few weeks.

I put trays together, and had my daughter take one over to our next door neighbor. Our neighbor sent some of her cookies back over to us, including gooey butter cookies.

Yes, I had to get the recipe and I’m sharing it with you now. Let me tell you — it has been added to my list of “must make” Christmas dessert recipes. This cookie is absolutely wonderful and very unique! I hope y’all enjoy it as much as I did.

Gooey butter cookies

8 ounces cream cheese (1 package)
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 egg
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 18.5-ounce package yellow cake mix
1/4 cup powdered sugar

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 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″ balls and then roll the balls in the powdered sugar. Place 1 inch apart onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 10 to 13 minutes. Remove from baking sheets to cool on wire racks.

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About: Marci Nobles:
Marci Nobles, a Benton resident, is a fantastic cook. Visit her on the Internet at The Crazed Wife Blog or send an email to mknobles@att.net.

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