Have you had enough Christmas cookies? The answer you are looking for is no. There is no such things as too many Christmas cookies. And so, I must share with you one last delicious recipe. This is one of those cookies that my family has year after year after year. There was even a year when I made a triple batch…which may have been a bit overkill…except that there’s no such thing. And these particular cookies even make a nice addition to brunch. I give you…
Gooey Butter Cookies
8 oz. cream cheese, softened
1 stick of butter, softened
1/4 tsp vanilla
1 egg (for egg free, use a mixture of 1 Tbls baking powder, 1 Tbls vinegar, & 1 Tbls water)
1 box yellow cake mix
1 cup powdered sugar
Whip together cream cheese, butter, vanilla, and egg.
Add in cake mix, mixing on low until combined. Cover and refrigerate for 30 min or so.
Roll into 1″ balls and dip balls in powdered sugar.
Bake at 375 degrees for about 12 minutes.
Most of the powdered sugar “disappears” during baking but be sure to taste your cookies before adding more. The taste doesn’t do the vanishing act. If you want them to have more of a dusted look you can skip rolling the dough balls in powdered sugar before baking and just sprinkle it on when you take them out of the oven. Totally up to you. I prefer them this way, personally.
Have you checked out the rest of our Christmas goodies??