Gooey Chocolate Cookies
Total TimePrep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch
- 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)
- 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.
- 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.
Nutrition Facts1 each: 69 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 13mg cholesterol, 90mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1/2 starch, 1/2 fat.
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Feb 27, 2018
These are super simple to whip up and delicious. I added some semi sweet chocolate chips to the mix. About half a bag I had leftover from another cooking adventure. I also rolled them in powdered sugar prior to baking. Super good. Definitely a keeper.
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.
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.
Dec 4, 2012
VERY GOOD WITH A LEMON CAKE MIX. yOU CAN USE ANY FLAVOR YOU WISH AND ROLL IN POWDERED SUGAR.
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!
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.
May 18, 2012
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.
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.
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