Chocolate gooey butter cookies

  • Preparation Time15 mins
  • Cooking Time12 mins
  • Serves14
  • DifficultyEasy
1 (225g) packet cream cheese, room temperature
110g butter, at room temperature
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla essence
1 (500g ) box chocolate cake mix (recommended: Betty Crocker)
Icing sugar, for dusting
1) Preheat oven to 180C/Gas 4.

2) In a large bowl with an electric mixer, cream the cream cheese and butter until smooth. Beat in the egg. Then beat in the vanilla extract. Beat in the cake mix. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours to firm up so that you can roll the batter into balls.

3) Roll the chilled batter into tablespoon sized balls and then roll them in icing sugar. Place on an ungreased baking sheet, 5cm inches apart.

4) Bake 12 minutes. The cookies will remain soft and "gooey". Cool completely and sprinkle with more icing sugar, if desired.

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