Gooey Butter Cookies

Gooey Butter Cookies
Gooey Butter Cookies

Deborah Harroun

Gooey Butter Cookies

When my cookie craving hits, I tend to want something gooey and soft rather than crisp. Well, cookies don’t get much softer or gooier than these. With cream cheese as one of the main ingredients, these cookies are guaranteed to be soft and delicious. — Deborah Harroun, Red Velvet Lover’s Cookbook

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15
Servings
289
Calories Per Serving
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Ingredients

  • 2¼ Cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 Cups granulated white sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons natural unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 Teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ Teaspoon table salt
  • 8 Ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 4 Tablespoons (½ stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 Tablespoon red liquid food coloring
  • ½ Cup confectioners sugar

Directions

Whisk the flour, granulated sugar, cocoa, baking powder, and salt in a bowl to combine.

Beat the cream cheese and butter in a large bowl with an electric mixer until smooth. Beat in the egg and food coloring.

Add the dry ingredients to the creamed mixture and mix until the dough comes together. Cover with plastic wrap and chill the dough for 2 hours.

When ready to bake, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Place the confectioners sugar in a shallow bowl.

Roll the dough into balls (about 1 tablespoon each). Roll the dough balls in the confectioners sugar, then place on the baking sheets at least 3 inches apart. Bake until the edges of the cookies are set, 10 to 12 minutes. Transfer the cookies to racks to cool completely. Store the cookies in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
11g
16%
Sugar
2g
2%
Saturated Fat
5g
21%
Cholesterol
19mg
6%
Carbohydrate, by difference
41g
32%
Protein
7g
15%
Vitamin A, RAE
64µg
9%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
1µg
1%
Calcium, Ca
63mg
6%
Choline, total
8mg
2%
Fiber, total dietary
2g
8%
Folate, total
57µg
14%
Iron, Fe
3mg
17%
Magnesium, Mg
8mg
3%
Niacin
3mg
21%
Phosphorus, P
48mg
7%
Selenium, Se
11µg
20%
Sodium, Na
433mg
29%
Water
17g
1%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Butter Shopping Tip

Be sure to purchase the correct flour a recipe calls for – flours differ in gluten or protein content, making each suited for specific tasks.

Butter Cooking Tip

Insert a toothpick into the center of cakes, bar cookies, and quick breads to test for doneness – it should come out clean or only have a few crumbs clinging to it.