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Gooey Butter Cookies


These super easy Gooey Butter Cookies are made using a box of yellow cake mix and serve a crowd of sweet-toothed friends and family. They are perfect for any holiday feast or even your child's bake sale. They also make a great food gift for birthdays and during the holidays. Enjoy with a cup of tea or after a scrumptious meal.

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  • 1 yellow cake box mix
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese
  • 1 egg
  • powdered sugar, to sift on top, optional


Servings 60
Preparation time 40mins
Cooking time 52mins
Adapted from


Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°F.

Beat butter, vanilla, egg, and cream cheese until fluffy. Mix in cake mix. Chill for 30 minutes. Roll into balls and dip in a bowl of powdered sugar.

Bake at 350°F for 10 to 12 minutes, and sift powdered sugar on top if desired.

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