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Christmas Cookie Recipes – Chocolate Gooey Butter Cookies

2 Dec

My co-worker Jenna is a fantastic cook, and she always brings goodies to the office. I work for a cable advertising company.. so Jenna tries out recipes from cable food shows and blogs about them on our company blog! (Check out our blog at www.viamediablog.com and Click on “What’s Cooking on Cable with Jenna” for all her recipes) She brought in the best cookies today.. they are literally melt-in-your-mouth amazing! And she is going to be making a different cookie recipe each week from now until New Years! Check out her post:

What’s Cooking on Cable With Jenna-Chocolate Gooey Butter Cookies

This recipe was not a difficult one for me to pick out–the name alone had my mouth watering. Chocolate Gooey Butter Cookies!! This is a Paula Deen recipe, so you know 2 things right off the bat. They will contain at least one stick of butter and will be as unhealthy as possible. I figure that Christmas is the perfect time to indulge. I will be making a Holiday cookie recipe each week leading up until New Years! Get excited!!

This recipe literally has 5 ingredients. 1 Box of Chocolate cake mix (I used Devil’s Food), 1 Egg, 1 stick of butter, 1 package of Cream Cheese, and vanilla extract. Easy!!

After mixing the ingredients together the dough must chill. This is the only way to be able to roll the dough into balls. Trust me, I tried to roll them without the chilling and I just made a mess. After the dough chills in the fridge for 2-3 hours, it should be cold enough to roll into balls. Once the balls are formed roll them in powdered sugar. That’s it!

I put about 16 cookies on each cookie sheet but I probably should have put less. The cookies really spread out and some ran together. Next time I will only put 12 on each cookie sheet. Lesson learned!

My coworkers and husband agree that these cookies are fantastic! One coworker even commented that they taste almost brownie-like. I think this will become a holiday standard in my house!


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