Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Chocolate Gooey Butter Cookies







































Warning: Potential snarfage if you make this recipe. Very soft, moist, tangy and delicious. They taste just as good, if not better, by the second and third day.

It is important to note that a stand mixer should be used for this recipe. If you don't have access to one, use a bowl and a wooden spatula. Avoid using a hand mixer at all costs. After reading the reviews of this recipe at Food Network, hand mixers were known to burn out after trying to mix the following ingredients.

Chocolate Gooey Butter Cookies
Makes about 24

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
*I added about 1/3 cup of semisweet chocolate chips to the original recipe*

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
2. In a large bowl with a stand 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.

Source: Paula Deen

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14 comments:

  1. I swear my stomach growled when I read this. That new camera of yours really makes your yummy food look even yummier.

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  2. Oh Shoot! you posted! I was hoping you would of had your baby on my daugters Birthday!

    These look mighty yummy!

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  3. Yeah, I am so making some of these! You know what else I've had a jones for? Chocolate chip cookies baked in a pan. With M&Ms and walnuts. MMMMmmmm.

    Just started the "night shift" after a record amount of sleep in one day. While I'm thinking about it, I wanted to tell you about a few low-cost and versatile items that have been indispensible during the past week since we brought home baby. Just suggestions, of course. I wish someone had given me a "first week" list:

    -A dozen cloth diapers. These are great for burp clothes, wiping up little messes, or even just a light sheet over baby.

    -Waterproof lap pads. Great layer between baby and the crib sheet or changing pad cover, MUCH easier to clean and replace. Mine came in a pack of three at Target, I bought three packs.

    -Pack of solid white onesies. For the first few weeks, at least, baby's going to sleep most hours of the day. It's nice to not have to fool with fussy outfits when you need to get that diaper changed in a hurry. Plus, there's just something about a baby in pristine solid white.

    -Mylicon infant gas drops. This stuff is liquid gold. Give it to baby right before/after feeding to relieve uncomfortable gas pains.

    -Several flannel receiving blankets. These are great for layering, or you can roll them up and put them beside baby to keep her positioned properly.

    -Clorox 2. So you can keep those whites nice and bright!

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  4. P.S. I ate like a PIG up until the night I gave birth. Since coming home, though, I have found that I don't crave junk food half as much AND my appetite is 1/4 what it was. I've already lost more than 30 pounds and am within about 10 pounds of my pre-pregnancy weight. You may very well experience the same thing! In the meantime, have another gooey butter cookie, why dontcha?

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  5. Parker,

    I heard about this on NPR and thought of you. I googled in the midwest, but need to search further. It's a dream, longterm for many people. I know you are about to have your hands full, but it might be an interesting read.

    http://www.dnr.state.md.us/publiclands/curatorship.html

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  6. OMG-I made these today for my daughter and her friends where were making a model of a brain out of Floam for school.

    Best.Cookie.Evah...

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  7. One more thing, can't believe I forgot the microwave steam sterilizer! The one I bought is made by Avent and it holds 6 4-oz. bottles with their tops. I have used it every single day since we came home.

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  8. I love these cookies!! And I love Paula Deen...LOL

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  9. These look absolutely amazing and would be perfect for my Foodie Friday linky party - stop by this week and link up!

    If you have a sec, feel free to pop over now to enter my GIVEAWAY! Entries must be in by tonight and the winner will be announced tomorrow morning!!

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  10. OK I NEED these right now! YUM!!!

    I would like to invite you to join in on "Made it on Monday" a WEEKLY RECIPE LINK PARTY I host on my blog.

    http://larkscountryheart.blogspot.com/

    *link ups are every WED.-SAT.*

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  11. Oh my....sounds like cookie heaven! Thanks for linking up, I can't wait to try these!!!
    Crystal

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  12. Ali, I think that I subscribed to your e-mailed posts in the past month, but this has definitely been the 1st time that I've really had a chance to look around at a few recipes!!! Yummy! I will be definitely enjoying your blog posts!!!
    Barb

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