Gooey Butter Cookies

These cookies are so easy to throw together and taste just like my favorite dessert (Cheesecake Chess Squares) in a cookie form!  They are sure to be a crowd favorite!

Serves: 30

Gooey Butter Cookies

10 minPrep Time

13 minCook Time

23 minTotal Time

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


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a medium bowl, cream together cream cheese and butter.
  3. Stir in the egg and vanilla.
  4. Slowly add the cake mix until well blended.
  5. Roll into 1 inch balls, and roll the balls in the powdered sugar.
  6. Place 1 inch apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.
  7. Bake for 10-13 minutes.



549 cal


40 g


44 g


7 g
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19 Responses to “Gooey Butter Cookies”

  1. hellodolly
    Making these on a Monday to serve Wednesday evening. How do you recommend storing them in the mean time? I wondered if I needed to freeze them for this short term amount of time due to the cream cheese factor, or if I can store them in a tupperware until Wednesday....?
  2. Was looking forward to these. Had never made them before but made a double batch because they sounded so awesome. So disappointed. I followed to a T. Quality ingredients as well. Super sticky, had to continually dust my hands. Taste like cake balls. 16 ounces of cream cheese and still cant taste it. Overpowered by cake mix. They are very pretty but not what I expected.

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