Monday, January 11, 2010

Gooey goodness

If you've ever looked for the perfect cookie recipe, this just might be it. It's super easy, so easy that I could do it, and it tastes like a little bite from heaven.

Recipe courtesy of Paula Deen:

Ingredients

* 1 (8-ounce) brick cream cheese, room temperature (I used low fat)
* 1 stick butter, at room temperature
* 1 egg
* 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
* 1 (18-ounce) box moist chocolate cake mix
* Confectioners' sugar, for dusting

Directions

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.


These are very good. They taste like chocolate doughnut holes, only not as heavy or rich and not too sweet. Just about perfect.

Photo courtesy of me. :)

24 comments:

Stacey said...

Sounds so yummy! I wish I wasn't trying to lose a million pounds, otherwise I'd make some up tonight! I'll keep in mind next time I have to bring a dessert somewhere. Thanks for sharing!

Tania-Dreams2010 said...

Oh yummy! I will be stealing this recipe :)

Carrie said...

wow those look so good!

MeganSloan said...

I need to try these...they look ooohhh soooo yummy!! :)

Gwen said...

Yum. I'll have to put these in our cookie file.

You're enjoying that cookbook, aren't you? ;)

Ashley said...

Yummm!

Sunny said...

Mmmmmm! Yummy to my tummy!

Mandi @ Finding Home said...

Oh Paula Deene! These babies look to good not to make.

pk @ Room Remix said...

Sound scrumptious! Thanks for the recipe. Have a good week.

Room to Inspire said...

I am so trying these. I love using cake mix for cookies - but cream cheese too...I am so in!

Chelsea

Kendra @ Domestic Princess in Training said...

Yum, those look delish!

Kendra

eddieross said...

I love butter so that means that I LOVE Paula too! can't wait to try them!!!

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Barbara said...

They look awesome and full or hundreds of calories, just when I am trying to lose weight, but I could always take them to some event.....hehehe

Barbara

Kristin said...

Oh my goodness, that sounds most delicious. And my Paula has never steered me wrong!

Angie said...

Oh yeah, I am soooooo going to make these! YUM!!!

Mandi @ Finding Home said...

Hey girlie...how are you? Thought about you today and am hoping that things are going well for you. Have a wonderful weekend!

Jenni @ nest to keep said...

These look really good! I will have to print this recipe out and try it sometime. You can't have too many cookie recipes! :) Thanks for sharing the recipe!

Barbara said...

Now those are my kind of cookies, EASY...Thanks sharing. I save these recipes for my bridge and bunko groups. When I have to come up with food.

Barbara

golonghorns said...

Hello, stumbled across your blog because I did a google search for fossils and found your post. I'm about to post about fossil hunting among other things. Loved perusing some of your older posts as I enjouy thrifting and crafting. Wanted to tell you about Texas Blogging Gals, its a list of Texas bloggers... you can google it or see the button on my blog. Hope you add your name to the hat you have a fun blog. Blessings! Jennifer

Sunny said...

Just thinking about you. Hope you're doing well. :)

JesseniaT_Orndorff1021 said...

TAHNKS FOR YOUR SHARING~~~VERY NICE.................................................

Joelle said...

Those look so good ,and easy to make. Which is always plus for me.
YUM.
Joelle(thismilitaryhouse.blogspot.com0

Ashley said...

stumbled across your blog and notice we have a litte in common my husband is a muscian as well (some might say struggling LOL) when he is not recording he is a teacher and part time music minister! Hopefully God will bless him one day to do music full time...it really is his passion! I have TONS of family and friends in Dallas, Waco and Austin!

Just wanted to say hi..hope you have a great week ahead of you!
-Ashley-

Carole said...

I was cleaning out stuff and came across the bracelet you made me for a birthday way back when.

I got to thinking about you and hope you're doing well.