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Gooey Butter Cookies

Gooey Butter Cookies are a quick and easy cookie recipe made with cake mix and cream cheese. Super soft, chewy, and irresistible!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword butter, cake mix, cookies, cream cheese
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Chill 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 24 cookies


  • 8 ounces cream cheese room temperature
  • ½ cup butter room temperature
  • 1 large egg
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 box yellow cake mix
  • 1 cup confectioner's sugar


  • Combine the cream cheese, butter, egg, and vanilla in the mixer bowl and beat well until combined and fluffy.
  • Stir in the cake mix until fully incorporated.
  • Cover the bowl and chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • Roll tablespoon-sized balls of dough between your hands and then roll them in the confectioner's sugar before placing them 1-2" apart on the prepared baking sheet.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes, they will be puffed and slightly soft when done.
  • Sprinkle more confectioner's sugar on top if desired.