It’s Paula Deen Gooey Butter Cookies “This incredible recipe took center stage on Paula’s Food TV show and trust me, they’re an absolute delight! I whipped up a batch of these gems because my partner has this thing about avoiding anything that remotely hints at cream cheese. I was really looking forward to having a stash of cookies to nibble on the next day. But oh boy, was I mistaken. Even though I went all out and doubled the batch, I found myself with a mere total of three cookies left. Talk about disappearing acts!
Contrary to what I expected, these cookies didn’t exhibit the gooey consistency. Instead, they were more on the delicate and cake-like side. One pro-tip here: watch out not to let them stay in the oven for too long; you wouldn’t want to overbake these beauties. And don’t forget, the prep time includes a two-hour chilling session, so plan accordingly.
Quick side note: I caught Paula mentioning on her show about adding oil to the mix, but the exact amount remains a mystery to me. Well, guess what? I decided to skip the oil every single time I’ve whipped up these treats (that’s four times and counting), and honestly, I haven’t felt its absence. And my hips, they seem to be on board with the no-oil policy too!
Update alert: I’ve dabbled with using fat-free cream cheese, and it’s worked like a charm. And here’s a little secret – you can go wild with your choice of cake mix flavors; they all work wonderfully in this recipe. Just a heads-up, the recipe instructions do mention that the dough will be on the stiffer side. Personally, I’ve found using my trusty stand mixer to be smooth sailing, but if you’re going for the hand mixer, a word of caution: tread lightly.
So there you have it, an absolute winner of a recipe that’s been given the Paula seal of approval, tweaked to perfection through trial and error. These cookies, with their delicate, cake-like texture, have proven to be a sensation every time. And don’t forget, you’re free to experiment with different cake mix flavors, just as long as you remember – don’t rush the baking process. Happy baking!”
Ingredients For Paula Deen Gooey Butter Cookies
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
for dusting confectioner’s sugar
1 (18 oz) box moist chocolate cake mix
1 (8 oz) package room temperature cream cheese
1 stick room temperature butter
How To Make Paula Deen Ooey Gooey Butter Cookies
1: Preheat oven to 350 °F. In a large bowl with an electric mixer,
2: cream the cream cheese and butter until smooth. Beat in the egg.
3: Then beat in the vanilla extract. Beat in the cake mix.
4: Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours to firm up so that you can roll the batter into balls.
5: Roll the chilled batter into tablespoon sized balls and then roll them in confectioner’s sugar.
6: Place on an ungreased cookie sheet, 2 inches apart. Bake 12 minutes.
7: The cookies will remain soft and gooey. Cool completely and sprinkle with more confectioner’s sugar, if desired.
8: Makes about 2 dozen cookies.
Paula Deen Doey Gooey Butter Cookies
paula deen gooey butter cookies
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- for dusting confectioner's sugar
- 1 (18 oz) box moist chocolate cake mix
- 1 (8 oz) package room temperature cream cheese
- 1 egg
- 1 stick room temperature butter
- Preheat oven to 350 °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 confectioner’s sugar, if desired.
- Makes about 2 dozen cookies.
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Paula Deen Gooey Butter Cookies are more than a dessert; they’re an embodiment of culinary artistry and the spirit of Southern comfort. By mastering this recipe, you not only pay homage to a culinary icon but also elevate your baking repertoire to a new echelon of excellence.
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If you’re ready to infuse your baking endeavors with a touch of Southern charm and elevate your skills to a new pinnacle, Paula Deen Gooey Butter Cookies await your skilled hands. Embrace the symphony of flavors, textures, and aromas that await, and let your kitchen transform into a stage for delectable delights