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Gooey Chocolate Cookies

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Making Christmas cookies has become a tradition of mine. This year, I opted to make an entirely new set of cookies. Ever single recipe used was something new. A lucky few got packages of cookies, and my sister has been insisting that I post the recipe for the gooey chocolate cookies ASAP.

These cookies were delicious. The best part? They were so easy to make!

Gooey Chocolate Cookies
adapted from

1 8-oz block of cream cheese, room temperature
1 stick butter, room temperature
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 18-oz box Pillsbury Moist Supreme Dark Chocolate cake mix (or any other moist cake mix)
confectioners’ sugar, for dusting

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F and line cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl with an electric mixer, cream the cream cheese until smooth. Beat in butter until creamy.
  3. Beat in egg and vanilla extract until incorporated.
  4. Beat in cake mix.
  5. Cover and refrigerate dough for 2 hours or overnight to firm up. Using a medium cookie scoop, form uniform balls.
  6. Roll the balls in confectioners’ sugar.
  7. Place balls 2 inches apart on a parchment paper-lined cookie sheet.
  8. Bake 12 minutes. The cookies will remain soft and gooey and appear under-done.
  9. Cool completely and sprinkle with more confectioners’ sugar if desired.

Author: Jenni

Dietitian by day and Midwest food blogger by night. Lover of whiskey, running, and all things food.

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