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Gooey Chocolate Cookies Recipe
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Gooey Chocolate Cookies Recipe

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These soft and chewy cookies couldn’t be easier to make. Jazz them up with a chocolate kiss in the center, or substitute a different flavor of cake mix. —Angela Bailey, San Pierre, Indiana
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES:54 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES: 54 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 package chocolate cake mix (regular size)

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 69 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 13mg cholesterol, 90mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 0g fiber), 1g protein Diabetic Exchanges: 0 starch, 0 fat.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and butter until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Add cake mix and mix well (dough will be sticky). Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours.
  2. Roll rounded tablespoonfuls of dough into balls. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 9-11 minutes or until tops are cracked. Cool for 2 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks. Yield: 4-1/2 dozen.
Originally published as Gooey Chocolate Cookies in Taste of Home August/September 2009, p45


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pajamaangel 182355
Reviewed Sep. 27, 2013

"I, too made them with the brownie mix because I had it on hand. These turned out really well like this and I will try the cake mix next time so I can give a proper rating on the recipe as it is."

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uut4690 182717
Reviewed Sep. 4, 2013

"I used a lemon cake mix and added some white chips and cranberries. I rolled in powdered sugar before baking. Oh my! They were fabulous and received raves from everyone that tried them."

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Susiew122 210882
Reviewed Dec. 4, 2012

"VERY GOOD WITH A LEMON CAKE MIX. yOU CAN USE ANY FLAVOR YOU WISH AND ROLL IN POWDERED SUGAR."

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pjk4him 182637
Reviewed Dec. 1, 2012

"I followed the recipe with a "regular" Devil's Food cake mix (15.25 oz) and they turned out great. I did add 1/2 cup of Hershey's mini chips which gave them an extra punch. Almost like eating a bite size brownie! Yummy--we love them and they are SO EASY which is a BIG plus! We'll be making these again!"

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Jacynthe 182354
Reviewed Jun. 12, 2012

"I have made this recipe a few times now and they are so good. I will try with a brownie mix next time as suggested by previous post. I usually use milk chocolate cake mix."

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honda2008 169538
Reviewed May. 18, 2012

"I was going to make this recipe and had all ingredients except the chocolate cake mix. I did have a box of brownie mix, so I used that and the cookies were DELICIOUS! My husband said they were the best cookies I've ever made, even better than Toll-House cookies. To be fair to the recipe, the next batch I used chocolate cake mix. They were good, but not as good as with the brownie mix. I love the simplicity of this recipe and have made several batches, and will continue to make more."

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rumbamel 164925
Reviewed Apr. 15, 2012

"My 8 yr old and I mad this with carrot cake mix, 1/4 C chopped raisins, 1/4 C chopped walnuts and we used Smart Balance instead of butter. The lack of butter made a big difference. We only got 44 cookies instead of 54 and they didn't spread. The taste is AMAZING, though. I would definitely make these again. Very easy, too. Thanks."

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Nancanchan 182352
Reviewed Dec. 17, 2011

"This is absolutely delicious, as stated. I didn't have any trouble with recipe. I have handed out the recipe to others who have asked for it. Yummy, and I highly recommend."

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danielle82 99761
Reviewed Dec. 1, 2011

"I have been making the recipe forever. We call the Gooey butter cookies, like the cake a STL favorite. I use chocolate or yellow cake mix. I make them in the morning and bake them in the afternoon. But rolling them in powder sugar is a must. Sooo good"

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criskokid 99748
Reviewed Nov. 20, 2011

"These cookies were very easy to make and moist and chewy as stated but for those who love chocolate they could have used some choco chips or peanut butter chips or even perhaps toffee bits to give a little more flavor. Next time I will add something additional."

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