Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Cake Batter Cookies (better known as) Gooey Butter Cookies



     So, I've been out of town and without my laptop and pics for the past several days, so I'm just now finishing this Easter blog!  The rain and storms have been crazy here in Western Kentucky, although the damage in my hometown is pretty bad, all immediate family and their belonging are fine--Glory to God--although I do have some cousins and friends who have damage.   My prayers go out to them and anyone else who have been less fortunate with the wind and flooding!

      I must say, that I'm glad to be home in my own house, and back in my "Blogging World"! :)  I'm drinking some Creme Brulee coffee and watching "Inside the Royal Wedding", because I just like things like that!  I was born just after Charles and Diana's wedding, so I never have been able to experience this kind of excitement before.  And, I just love weddings!

     These pretty little cookies are derived from the best loved, Gooey Butter Cake recipe!  I got this recipe from one of my favorite cookbooks, Keeping Good Company, and the first time I made them they instantly became a hit!  They have the very same soft, chewy texture and buttery, vanilla flavor that the cake has except in cookie form. I truly think they taste like cake batter!  My husband had the suggestion of me renaming them because he agrees that these gooey little clouds taste like licking a cake batter bowl, but even better!

Is your mouth watering yet?

     These cookies are incredibly simple and easy to make.  They only recipe a handfull of ingredients, and ones that are usually pantry staples. Basically just mix everything together, chill in the fridge, roll in powdered sugar and bake!  (Kids would especially love to help roll these in the powdered sugar...I know I do!)  I like to sift a little extra powdered sugar on them after they come out of the oven, too. --Just to polish them off!

     I don't see how anyone wouldn't love these pale yellow little beauties!  Their color has "Spring" written all over them.  That's why I made them for Easter this year to take to Nana and Pa's house.  You know everybody loves a good cookie! I hope you try these gooey, cake batter cookies out sometime for yourself...you'll thank me later!!  :)



Cake Batter Cookies

1/2 c. butter, softened

1/4 tsp. vanilla extract

1 egg

1 (8 oz.) pkg. cream cheese

1 (1 lb.) box butter recipe cake mix

powdered sugar, for dipping

cooking spray



Beat butter, cream cheese, vanilla and egg until light and fluffy. 



Mix in dry cake mix.



Chill for 30 minutes.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Lightly spray cookie sheets.



Drop by teaspoonful in a bowl of powdered sugar and roll into balls. 



 Completely coating with powdered sugar.




Bake for 10-12 minutes.



Allow to cool on the pan for at least 10 minutes. 
The center should still be soft, for they are gooey butter cookies.
Sift a little extra powdered sugar on them and eat warm!
Makes about 3 dozen.



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2 comments:

The Christian Conservative Mom said...

thank you so much for posting this! My mom always made these and they are one of my favorites. She passed away in May and I never had her recipe. These taste just like hers! You really blessed my Christmas Eve Day. :) Merry Christmas!

Leslie said...

I'm so glad you found this recipe since it was a favorite from your dear mom. I'm sorry about her passing. I hope you can make these yummy cookies with the sweetest memories of her. Thank you so much for taking the time to not just stop by but leaving a message and sharing a piece of your life! :)
God Bless you!
Leslie