The Arch. The Cardinals. The Rams. The Blues. Delmar Loop. The Hill. Forest Park. City Museum. The Zoo. Fabulous Fox. Magic House. Imo’s Pizza. Ted Drewes. Gooey Butter Cake. All things St. Louis. I’m participating in the 4th annual Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap, and I wanted to send a local goodie to my matches. Since the Arch, Yadier Molina, frozen custard, or thin crust pizza aren’t very shippable, I decided to make Gooey Butter Cookies.
The premise for the Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap is that you bake three dozen cookies and send a dozen each to three different bloggers while receiving three dozen cookies from other bloggers. Lindsay at Love & Olive Oil and Julie at The Little Kitchen are the geniuses who host this cookie swap.
The most important part of the cookie swap is that it benefits Cookies for Kids’ Cancer, a national non-profit organization committed to funding new therapies used in the fight against pediatric cancer, which claims the lives of more children in the US than any other disease. There was a required four dollar minimum donation required and 100% of the donations went directly to CFKC. Also, big thanks to OXO, Dixie Crystals, California Olive Ranch and Brownie Brittle for sponsoring!
Last year I made Fudge Crinkle Cookies.
The cookies I received this year were delicious. I shared some, but ate most myself.
- Double Chocolate Mint Cookies by Jenna at To Deliciousness and Beyond
- Snickerdoodles by Shalon and Sam at Palmer and Brown
- Double Chocolate Peppermint Chip Swirl Cookies by Kelly at Life Made Sweeter
As most of you know, I’m the queen of easy recipes. If it’s too complicated, I’m out. Time is precious these days, especially as a full time working mom. My gooey butter cookies? Super easy. The dough should be refrigerated for a couple of hours, so I usually prepare the dough the day before, when I have time, then quickly assemble the cookies and pop them in the oven. And then I eat all the cookies.
And the dough.
Gooey Butter Cookies Recipe
~makes approximately 3 dozen small cookies
- 1 box golden butter cake mix
- 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- powdered sugar
- Combine all ingredients (except powdered sugar).
- Chill for at least two hours.
- Roll into 1-inch balls and roll in powdered sugar.
- Bake for 10-12 minutes on 350.
- Sprinkle with additional powdered sugar when cooled.
Have you ever had gooey butter cake or cookies?
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