Ooey-Gooey Cake Mix Cookies

These are my favorite cookies to make; they are easy to put together and come out delicious every time.

This recipe makes roughly 24 cookies.

Baking Supplies Needed: 

  • Two Baking Sheets
  • Measuring Cups and Spoons
  • A large bowl
  • Parchment Paper or Baking Spray

Ingredients:

  • 1 8 oz Package of Cream Cheese 
  • 1 Box of Yellow Cake Mix 
  • 1 Egg
  • ½ Cup of Softened Butter
  • 1 Teaspoon of Vanilla
  • Powdered Sugar

How to make the cookies:

All the required ingredients for this recipe.
All the required ingredients for this recipe. Photo taken by Alexandra Leisenfelder.

1. In a bowl, mix together your softened butter and cream cheese with a fork or spoon until it is smooth.

A stick of softened butter and cream cheese in a medium-sized bowl.
A stick of softened butter and cream cheese in a medium-sized bowl. Photo taken by Alexandra Leisenfelder.

2. Add in the vanilla and mix once more.

Vanilla added to the butter and cream cheese mixture.
Vanilla added to the butter and cream cheese mixture. Photo taken by Alexandra Leisenfelder.
Egg added into the cream cheese, butter and vanilla mixture.
Egg added into the cream cheese, butter and vanilla mixture. Photo taken by Alexandra Leisenfelder.

3. Add in the egg and mix the batter until it has a smooth consistency.

What your egg, butter, cream cheese and vanilla should look like after being mixed.
What your egg, butter, cream cheese and vanilla should look like after being mixed. Photo taken by Alexandra Leisenfelder.

4. Add in half of the yellow cake mix at stir until combined, then add in the other half and repeat. It will most likely be very sticky.

Half the bag of yellow cake mix added into the batter.
Half the bag of yellow cake mix added into the batter. Photo taken by Alexandra Leisenfelder.

5. Chill the batter in the fridge for 30 minutes. This helps the dough be less sticky. 

What your batter should look like after you add all the ingredients.
What your batter should look like after you add all the ingredients. Photo taken by Alexandra Leisenfelder.

6. After 30 minutes, preheat your oven to 375 F. Prepare your baking sheets by either lining them with parchment paper or coating them with Crisco or cooking spray.

Recommended size for your cookies.
Recommended size for your cookies. Photo taken by Alexandra Leisenfelder. 

7. Place your cookies into rows of 3×4, you may have extra dough left over, so just add it onto some of the smaller cookies. 

Cookie dough organized into rows of 3x4.
Cookie dough organized into rows of 3×4. Photo taken by Alexandra Leisenfelder. 

8. After your oven is ready, place the cookies on the baking sheet and into the oven for 8-10 minutes, or until they are cracked on top. 

9. Make sure to rotate the trays halfway through baking so they cook evenly. 

Cookies after being taken out of the oven.
Cookies after being taken out of the oven. Photo taken by Alexandra Leisenfelder.

10. Once they are cooled enough, cover them with powdered sugar. You can either use a shaker or dip the tops of the cookies into the sugar.

Final product after adding the powdered sugar to the top of the cookies.
Final product after adding the powdered sugar to the top of the cookies. Photo taken by Alexandra Leisenfelder.

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