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Gooey Butter Cookies Recipe

These cookies are so easy to throw together and taste just like my favorite dessert (Cheesecake Chess Squares) in a cookie form! 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time13 mins
Total Time23 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Best cookies, butter cookies, gooey butter cookies
Servings: 30
Calories: 110kcal


  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese
  • ½ cup butter softened
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extra
  • 1 box yellow cake mix
  • ¼ cup powdered sugar


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


Calories: 110kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 183mg | Potassium: 69mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 145IU | Calcium: 35mg | Iron: 1mg