Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Paula Deen’s Chocolate Gooey Butter Cookies


1 (8-ounce) brick cream cheese, room temperature
1 stick butter, at room temperature
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 (18-ounce) box moist chocolate cake mix
Confectioners' sugar, for dusting
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

In a large bowl with an electric mixer, cream the cream cheese and butter until smooth. Beat in the egg. Then beat in the vanilla extract. Beat in the cake mix. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours to firm up so that you can roll the batter into balls. Roll the chilled batter into tablespoon sized balls and then roll them in confectioner's sugar. Place on an ungreased cookie sheet, 2 inches apart. Bake 12 minutes. The cookies will remain soft and "gooey." Cool completely and sprinkle with more confectioners' sugar, if desired.

Haylee’s Note:
I saw Paula make these on Food Network, and I was really excited to try them. Unfortunately they weren’t my favorite, but everyone else seems to really like them. They are really easy to make, and they are really good with ice-cream. For the original recipe and to see more of Paula’s great recipe’s (I’m a big Paula fan) click here.

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