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Sunday, August 29, 2010

Joyeux Kitchen: Oooo Chocolate Gooey Butter Cookies

One of Paula Deen's best...  (You'll see her name come up a lot in my cooking posts.  What can I say?  I love me some butter.)

You'll need:
  • 1 (8-ounce) brick cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 stick butter, room temperature
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 (18-ounce) box moist chocolate cake mix
  • Powdered sugar for dusting

Preheat oven to 350.  Cream butter and cream cheese until smooth.  Beat in the egg, then the vanilla extract.  Add the cake mix and beat until smooth.  The batter is THICK.  Try not to eat it all before you can get the cookies into the oven, it'll be worth the wait.  Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours to firm up so you can roll it into balls.  Roll it into tablespoon-sized balls and then roll them in powdered sugar.  Place on an ungreased cookie sheet, 2 inches apart.  Bake 12 minutes.  The cookies will remain soft and "gooey."  Cool completely and sprinkle with more powdered sugar, if desired.  (You will desire.)

1 comment:

  1. I don't know...I might have to taste test these before you post it on our blog! :) YUM