I’m a St. Louis girl, born and raised. This means I know all about Gooey Butter Cakes, a St. Louis baking tradition, right?
Well the old story goes that gooey butter cake was created in the 1930s by a baker who was trying to make cake batter and accidentally reversed the proportions of sugar and flour. Well now it seems that any STL family has a gooey butter recipe of their own, including mine.
Gooey Butter Cookies.
Yeah, you can thank me in advance.
- 1/2 cup softened butter
- 8 oz cream cheese
- 1 egg
- 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 yellow cake mix box
- 1 cup of powdered sugar
Combine butter, cream cheese, egg and vanilla in a bowl and use mixer until light and fluffy.
Pour powdered sugar into a separate bowl, set aside.
Scoop a spoonful of the cookie dough and roll into a ball, then dip in the powdered sugar until fully covered. If you want easier dough to work with for rolling, chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
Place cookie balls on a baking sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 12 minutes.
Then get ready to enjoy the most delicious cookies you’ll ever eat.
Hope you enjoy!