Ooey Gooey Butter Cookies are so delicious and creamy. The rich taste and delicious flavors combine for an addictive treat no one can resist.

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With mostly pantry staples, this cookie recipe is very simple to make. Each bite is moist and gooey for a delicious cookie. The powdered sugar on top takes it to the next level.

The cookies are chewy and so amazing. Perfect for a cookie exchange or a gift.

They are quick and easy to make like Easy Lemon Cake Mix Cookies Recipe and Double Chocolate Cake Mix Cookies.

Why we love this recipe:

It’s an easy recipe that makes it possible for anyone to enjoy delicious homemade cookies from scratch. They turn out perfectly every time. This recipe is ideal for Christmas, special occasions or just because.

Ingredients: 

Ingredients for recipe - flour, sugar, butter, cream cheese, vanilla, eggs.
  • Butter (softened) 
  • Cream Cheese (softened) 
  • Granulated Sugar 
  • Large Egg 
  • Vanilla Extract 
  • All Purpose Flour 
  • Powdered Sugar  

Find the complete ingredient list and instructions in the recipe card at the bottom.

Variations

  • Sprinkles. Top the cookies with your favorite sprinkles in the color you prefer.
  • Almond extract. Swap the vanilla extract for almond if desired.

Step by step instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. 
Bowl of cream cheese and butter being combined.

Step 1. Combine the butter, package cream cheese and granulated sugar with an electric mixer until fluffy. 

Eggs added to mixture.

Step 2. Next, add the eggs and vanilla. Mix together in a large bowl.

Flour gradually added to mixture.

Step 3. Lower the mixer speed and add the flour, baking powder and part of the powdered sugar. Combine the dry ingredients and stir together.

Cookie scoop forming dough balls.

Step 4. Form the cookies using a large cookie scoop. I used a 1 1/2- 2 tablespoons size. Then scoop the cookie dough into round balls. Then roll them in the remaining powdered sugar. 

Cookies on baking sheet.

Step 5. Place the 1-inch balls on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes.

Cookies on wire rack cooling.

Step 6. Allow to cool a few minutes and then move to a wire rack to cool completely.

Ooey Gooey Butter Cookies stacked together.

Pro Tips

  • Room temperature Ingredients. The cream cheese and butter are easier to combine if softened.
  • Don’t overbake the cookies. They do not take long to bake.
  • Block style cream cheese. Do not use the cream cheese in the tub as the texture is different.

FAQ’s

How to store?

Store the leftover gooey butter cake cookies in an airtight container or ziplock bag at room temperature for up to 4-5 days.

How to freeze the cookies?

I prefer to freeze the cookies unbaked. Simply make the dough as normal and form the balls.

Freeze for 1-2 hours on a cookie sheet in the freezer. Then transfer to a freezer container or bag.

Bake as normal. You may need to add a few extra minutes if the cookies are frozen. Learn more tips on How to Freeze Cookie Dough.

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Ooey Gooey Butter Cookies

5 from 3 votes
Ooey Gooey Butter Cookies are so delicious and creamy. The rich taste and delicious flavors combine for an addictive treat no one can resist.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Let Sit 5 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 24
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 186

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • In a large mixing bowl, beat together the butter, cream cheese and granulated sugar with an electric mixer until combined and fluffy.
  • Add in the egg and vanilla.  Mix until combined.
  • Then turn the mixer down to low and gradually add in the flour, baking powder and ½ cup of the powdered sugar.
  • Using a large cookie scoop (1 1/2- 2 tablespoons size) scoop the dough into round bowls and roll them in the remaining powdered sugar.
  • Then place on baking sheets.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes until the top of the cookies start to look set (no longer let wet).
  • Let the cookies rest on the baking sheet for 5 minutes and then move to wire racks to cool completely.
  • Then the cookies are ready to serve and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Store the leftovers in an airtight container or ziplock bag at room temperature for up to 4-5 days.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 186kcal, Carbohydrates 28g, Protein 2g, Fat 7g, Saturated Fat 4g, Polyunsaturated Fat 0.4g, Monounsaturated Fat 2g, Trans Fat 0.2g, Cholesterol 27mg, Sodium 99mg, Potassium 31mg, Fiber 0.4g, Sugar 18g, Vitamin A 255IU, Calcium 33mg, Iron 1mg

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