Happy New Year Ya'll

When a cookie created by The Ms. Paula Dean arrived in my inbox as one of Food Network's 12 Days of Cookies holiday emails, I knew I had to try it- Chocolate Butter Gooey Cookies. Only three main ingredients are in it: moist chocolate cake mix, cream cheese, and can you guess the last one?

So I figured one last indulgent sweet recipe was in order for the last hoorah of 2010- New Years Eve, plus it didn't matter that I had no free time, because this recipe is semi-homemade :)

Paula's Chocolate Butter Gooey Cookies
  • 1- 18 oz moist chocolate cake mix
  • 1- 8 oz block cream cheese
  • 1 stick unsalted butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp instant coffee (optional)
  • powdered sugar for rolling
Have ingredients at room temperature. Preheat oven to 350F.

In a large bowl with an electric mixer or a KitchenAid with the paddle attachment, beat the butter and cream cheese until smooth. Mix in the egg and vanilla. Mix in the instant coffee and cake mix. Let the cookie dough chill in the fridge for a couple of hours (otherwise it's too sticky to roll). Roll the chilled dough into balls and roll in a bowl of powdered sugar. Place cookies on ungreased cookie sheet and bake 11-12 minutes. Cookies will stay soft and gooey! Let cool completely- The flavor of the cookie greatly improves after they have been out of the oven for a few hours.

Courtesy Foodnetwork.com
No personal picture, we were too busy celebrating in beautiful snowy Tahoe!

From my kitchen to yours!

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