Gooey Butter Cookies Recipe photo by Taste of Home
Total Time
Prep: 25 min. + chilling Bake 10 min./batch
As a native of St. Louis, I wanted to make a cookie version of the famous gooey butter cake. And although many gooey butter cake recipes use a cake mix, these cookies are made from scratch. —Julia TenHoeve, Richmond, Virginia

Updated: Mar. 22, 2023

Gooey Butter Cookies

Prep Time 25 min
Cook Time 10 min
Yield 5 dozen.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup nonfat dry milk powder
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Beat butter, cream cheese and sugar until blended. Beat in egg and vanilla. In another bowl, whisk flour, milk powder and baking powder; gradually beat into creamed mixture. Chill dough 30 minutes or until slightly firm.
  2. Scoop level tablespoons of dough; roll in confectioners’ sugar. Place 1 in. apart on parchment-lined baking sheets. Bake until light brown, 10-12 minutes. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool.

Nutrition Facts

1 cookie: 70 calories, 3g fat (2g saturated fat), 11mg cholesterol, 50mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

As a native of St. Louis, I wanted to make a cookie version of the famous gooey butter cake. And although many gooey butter cake recipes use a cake mix, these cookies are made from scratch. —Julia TenHoeve, Richmond, Virginia