Easy Gooey Butter Cookies Recipe

Christmas Gooey Butter Cookies (With Cake Mix)

Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
12 mins
Total Time
22 mins

Quick and easy gooey butter cookies recipe, homemade with simple ingredients. Starts off with yellow cake mix. Soft and chewy with a rich butter flavor.  

Servings: 24 Cookies
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: christmas cookies, doctored cake mix cookies
Calories: 168 kcal
Author: Abeer


  • 1/2 cup Butter Unsalted, Room temperature
  • 1 Egg Large
  • 8 oz. Cream cheese Full fat, Softened
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 1 box Yellow cake mix
  • 1-2 cups Powdered sugar For rolling cookie dough balls


  1. In a large mixing bowl, add butter, egg, cream cheese, vanilla extract and mix until smooth. 

  2. Add cake mix and mix until combined. 

  3. Cover bowl and chill in the fridge for at least 30 minutes to make the dough easier to handle. 

  4. Scoop out small portions of the dough and make little balls.

  5. Roll these cookie balls in a bowl of powdered sugar until fully coated. 

  6. Place them on a cookie tray, lined with parchment paper.

  7. Bake at 350 degrees F for 10-12 minutes or until edges are firm but the centers are slightly soft (should not be jiggly though!)

  8. Optional: Sift more powdered sugar on top of the cookies, prior to serving. 

  9. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
Christmas Gooey Butter Cookies (With Cake Mix)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 168 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 4g20%
Cholesterol 27mg9%
Sodium 223mg9%
Potassium 25mg1%
Carbohydrates 23g8%
Sugar 14g16%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 255IU5%
Calcium 57mg6%
Iron 0.5mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.