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1 Cookie – 2 Yummy Ways!

Who says that deliciousness has to be difficult? Not me, that’s for sure.
A couple of years ago Beka, in her infinite wisdom and superior web searching skills, stumbled upon a Paula Deen recipe for Ooey Gooey Chocolate cookies. And hot dang were they amazing. After revealing the process behind them, I really didn’t believe her. How could something so yummy be so deceptively easy?
But, it was! And yesterday I remade them – in two different versions. One Beka had recreated soon after her initial ooey gooey cookie discovery and has been a staple of hers ever since, and the other one I recreated on my own. Yay, me!
So here’s what you need for these two extraordinarily tasty variations of this butter cookie.
For the Strawberry and Cream Butter Cookie
~ 1 package Strawberry Cake Mix
~ 1 brick Cream Cheese, room temp.
~ 1 egg
~ 1 tsp. Vanilla Extract
~ 1/2 cup Butter, room temp.
~ 1/2 cup. Powdered Sugar
For the Almond Butter Cookies:
It’s basically the same – told you it was easy!
~ 1 package Golden Butter Cake Mix
~ 1 brick Cream Cheese
~ 1 egg
~ 1 tsp. Almond Extract
~ 1/2 cup Butter, room temp.
~ 1/2 cup Powdered Sugar
Firstly, beat the cream cheese, butter, egg and extracts together. Add in cake mix. When smooth, cover the bowl and let refrigerate 2 hours.
After that two hours is up – remove from the fridge.
When ready, preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
Roll the dough into one inch balls and roll in the 1/2 cup powdered sugar.
Place them on a un-greased cookie sheet about 2 inches apart.
Bake these bad boys for 12 minutes and voila!!
They will be soft and they will look like they are under done – but I swear they aren’t. They are meant to be super soft and squishy. Would I steer you astray?
Let them cool and then enjoy. The printables are available at the end of the page.
These will be very popular, especially for your loving pupper who can’t resist a sniff and an foiled attempt at stealing.

Strawberry and Cream Butter Cookies

Yield: 24 Cookies

Prep Time: 1 Hour 15 minutes

Cook Time: 12 Minutes

Total Time: 2 Hours

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~ 1 package (8oz) Cream Cheese, room temperature
~ 1 package (18 oz) Strawberry Boxed Cake Mix
~ ½ cup Butter, room temperature
~ 1 tsp. Vanilla Extract
~ 1 Egg
~ ½ cup Powdered Sugar


Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.

In a large bowl with an electric mixer, beat the cream cheese and butter until smooth. Beat in the egg. Mix in the vanilla extract. Lastly, mix in the cake mix until thoroughly incorporated.

Cover bowl and refrigerate for 2 hours.

Roll the chilled batter into 1″ sized balls and then roll them in powdered 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.

Strawberry and Cream Gooey Butter Cookies -

Almond Gooey Butter Cookies -


10 Responses to “1 Cookie – 2 Yummy Ways!”

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    Haley @ The Girly Girl Cooks — April 11, 2011 @ 12:24 am

    I love your final picture of the strawberry/cream cookies! Beautiful! Those look so good…I'd be sniffing those cookies right next to Huck! hahaha.

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    Paula — April 11, 2011 @ 1:01 am

    I'm like your dog in the background, sit pretty and hoping to get offered one. They look lovely.

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    Kat — April 11, 2011 @ 1:16 am

    I think we have to hook Huck up with an episode of Scared Straight. He's on a rampage 🙂

    What easy + delicious cookies! I feel like 9/10 times, the biggest obstacle is just getting the ingredients measured/mixed together, you know?

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    Holly — April 11, 2011 @ 2:14 am

    Yummo! I am loving these! : ) And your dog!! lol Too cute!

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    Kristi — April 11, 2011 @ 6:21 am

    Yummm… strawberry and cream butter cookies!

  6. #
    Cat — April 12, 2011 @ 2:45 pm

    Yum…those strawberry ones look particularly delish and I love that they have some color to them 🙂

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    7 — April 12, 2011 @ 10:12 pm

    I just love Paula Deen's gooey butter cakes, but in cookie form?! That might just be a little too dangerous! Love that you did them 2 ways.

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    jordancristine — April 16, 2011 @ 6:23 pm

    man i am hoping that i have some cream cheese in the fridge…
    thanks for sharing these recipes! 🙂

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    Karrie — January 20, 2012 @ 8:48 am

    Saw this on PINTEREST and had to bake the strawberry version — oh my! These cookies are divine! Can’t wait to bake more in different varieties. =-) Thank you!!!

    • Megan replied: — January 20th, 2012 @ 3:42 pm

      Oh Karrie, I’m so thrilled you enjoyed them. They are the most delicious and versatile cookie, ever! ~Megan

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