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Saturday, December 14, 2019

Chocolate Gooey Butter Cookies

Easy chocolate gooey butter cookies are full of cream cheese and buttery goodness. Plus they start with a cake mix so they are super easy. Ooey gooey chocolaty goodness is just minutes away!

platter filled with rows of powdered sugar coated chocolate gooey butter cookies

    Chocolate gooey butter cookies are soft fudgy little bites of deliciousness.  They start with a cake mix, so they come together easily.  The ratio of cream cheese to other ingredients keeps them from being too overly sweet.  They are just little bites of deliciousness. Whip some up to see for yourself!

    Ok.  Follow me here.  Chocolate. Cream cheese. Butter.  You with me?

   Good!  These cookies are a mix of all things yummy in my book!

cookie scoop filled with chocolate cookie dough, ball of dough in small bowl of powdered sugar, and sugar coated balls of dough on cookie sheet

   They are made up of the things that make ooey gooey butter cake so decadent.  But in cookie form... and with chocolate!

   They are just the right size too.  A couple of bites of rich gooey heaven.

   That way you don't feel like you really overdid it, but you get enough to satisfy your sweet tooth.  Of course that is if you can stop after just one or two!

chocolate gooey butter cookies on baking sheet fresh from oven

     There are only seven ingredients in the dough and you can get away without using any measuring cups or spoons. It really is that simple!

   You'll want to start with softened cream cheese and butter. Beat them together until they are nice and smooth.

    Then add the egg and extracts. I like to use a bit of vanilla and a touch of almond, because I think both go well with chocolate.  Feel free to experiment with whatever you like best.

    Once those are mixed in, add the cake mix and stir it all up.  You will want to let the dough chill for at least a couple of hours.

chocolate gooey butter cookies on wire cooling rack

    The dough is soft and a bit sticky, even after a nice long chill, so don't be tempted to skip that step. You will thank yourself for being patient when you are scooping later.

    I like to use a small cookie scoop to cook the chilled dough. It keeps them uniform and a nice one to two bite size.

     Roll the balls of dough in powdered sugar and place them on a cookie sheet. After a quick trip to the oven they will be beautiful crackly little gems.

    The appearance almost reminds me of chocolate crinkle cookies, but the insides are even gooier.  Because of that you will want to let them cool for a few minutes on the baking sheet before moving them to a wire rack to cool completely.

    If you move them too soon, they will be really soft and you could end up with a bit of a mess.  Just 5 minutes will make a big difference in how easy this process will go!

    Once they are cooled completely, store in an airtight container until you are ready to serve them.  Or you could put them in a freezer bag and freeze them up to three months. Though I doubt they will last that long!

    If you like super soft almost cakey cookies, you are going to love these.  Make a batch and let me know what you think! Feel free to tell me in the comments or on social media, I enjoy the feedback!

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Yield: 24 servings

Chocolate Gooey Butter Cookies

Chocolate Gooey Butter Cookies

These easy chocolate cookies are full of cream cheese and buttery goodness. Plus they start with a cake mix so they are super easy. Ooey gooey chocolatey goodness is just minutes away!
prep time: 2 hourcook time: 20 Mtotal time: 2 H & 20 M


  • 1 chocolate cake mix
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 egg
  • Powdered sugar for rolling


How to cook Chocolate Gooey Butter Cookies

  1. Cream together butter and cream cheese.
  2. Stir in egg, extract and cake mix until uniform.
  3. Chill dough for two hours
  4. Preheat oven to 350 F
  5. Roll small balls of dough (about 1 Tablespoon) into balls, then roll in powdered sugar. Place a couple of inches apart on a cookie sheet
  6. Bake for ten minutes. Cool on cookie sheet for a couple of minutes, then finish cooling on a rack.
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These easy chocolate cookies are full of cream cheese and buttery goodness. Plus they start with a cake mix so they are super easy. Ooey gooey chocolatey goodness is just minutes away!


  1. These sound delicious!! I love cookies that start with a cake makes the prep work that much faster. :) I also love any dessert with the words "ooey gooey" in the title!

    1. The words ooey gooey perk my ears up as well! Thanks for stopping by!

  2. I bet those just melt in your mouth. I might eat too many!
    (Visiting from Weekend Potluck.)

    1. Eating too many is definitely a hazard! Thanks for stopping by!

  3. Oh, YUM! Easy and delicious, my favorite kind of cookie! Thanks for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty - we're looking forward to what you have to share next week. :)

    Life With Lorelai

    1. Thanks for hosting. It is nice to have a couple of recipes that come together in a flash with ingredients you have on hand. This is one of those for me!

  4. Cake mix cookies are always great! Thanks for linking up and sharing with us at Funtastic Friday. Hope you join us again this week.

  5. Yummy sounding and easy too. I like this kind of recipe. Thanks for sharing.


    1. It's hard to go wrong with easy and delicious!

  6. You had me at Ooey gooey! Throw in the chocolate and you have the perfect cookie!

    1. I know, it's terrible (and wonderful!) isn't it?

  7. Replies
    1. They are so easy you could have them in minutes! Thanks, Mollie!

  8. Wow!
    Sounds fantastic!
    Thanks for the recipe!

  9. Ooey, gooey, AND chocolate? Yes, yes, and YES! 😍 Soft cookies are my favorite!

    1. Ha, I know... all of the best words in one cookie! I really like soft cookies too, especially if they have a bit of chew.

  10. Now who can resist a little bite of deliciousness!?! I think that it was the cream cheese that pushed me over!


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