Gooey Butter Cookies


These gooey butter cookies are sure to be a favorite if you like the cake by the same name. You won't be able to stop eating them!

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
2 dozen


  • ¼ cup confectioners' sugar

  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened

  • ½ cup unsalted butter, softened

  • 1 large egg

  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 (15.25 ounce) package yellow cake mix


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Place confectioners' sugar into a shallow bowl.

  2. Beat cream cheese and butter with an electric mixer in a medium bowl until creamy. Stir in egg and vanilla. Add cake mix and stir until well blended. Roll dough into 1-inch balls.

  3. Roll balls in confectioners' sugar to coat; place 1 inch apart onto an ungreased cookie sheet.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until set, 10 to 13 minutes. Remove from the oven and transfer to wire racks to cool.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

168 Calories
10g Fat
18g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Calories 168
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 29mg 10%
Sodium 199mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 18g 7%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 2g
Calcium 39mg 3%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 33mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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