Monday, January 31, 2011
Sinfully Delicious Lemon Chocolate Chip Gooey Butter Cookies!
You’re probably like me and have been seeing these cookies all over the internet. If you like gooey butter cake, you’ll need to make these cookies ~ and then just try not eating the whole batch!
These melt in your mouth cookies are soft on the outside and ooey gooey on the inside. They have a buttery lemon taste with semi-sweet chocolate chips complementing it. Rolling them in powdered sugar before baking gives them just the right sweetness and dusting with powdered sugar after baking just makes them pretty.
The dough should be covered and refrigerated for at least 2 hours before baking to firm up so you can roll the batter into balls. I let them sit overnight in the refrigerator. Instead of rolling them into balls, I used a medium cookie scoop which was perfect for the job; not as messy and giving a uniform size. If you don’t have a cookie scoop, roll the dough into walnut-size balls.
The cookies are usually made with a yellow cake mix but you can substitute your favorite. Maybe it’s chocolate or strawberry, coconut, pineapple or red velvet. They’re easy to make and it’s fun experimenting with different flavors. They’re simple and a hit with everyone!
Lemon Chocolate Chip Gooey Butter Cookies
1 stick butter, room temperature
1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, room temperature
½ teaspoon vanilla
1 box Duncan Hines lemon cake mix
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
Powdered sugar for rolling/dusting
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a large bowl with an electric mixer, cream the butter and cream cheese until smooth.
Beat in the egg and vanilla.
Beat in the cake mix.
Add the chocolate chips and mix well.
Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or overnight.
Roll the chilled batter into walnut-size balls or use a medium cookie scoop.
Roll them in powdered sugar.
Place on an ungreased cookie sheet, 2 inches apart.
Bake 12 minutes.
The cookies will remain soft and gooey.
Cool completely and dust with more powdered sugar, if desired.
Makes 3-3½ dozen
They’re like a little bit of heaven when you take a bite!
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