Thursday, April 7, 2011

Rainbow Gooey Butter Cookies

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I made some cookies yesterday.

They were good.

They were a riff on my friend Paula Deen’s recipe. And because of a certain someone I’ve developed a habit for rainbow sprinkles.

But there are worse habits to have, right? I’m not going around the neighborhood kicking puppies or anything.

This post just took a morbid turn, I apologize.

The point is, I really like rainbow sprinkles. They are happy, and colorful, and make me wish it was my birthday. If i had kids this is probably the treat I would send them to school with to share on their birthday. But I don't have kids, so I'll just have to eat them myself.

I also really like gooey, cream-cheesy, sugary, goodies.

So if you like super sweet, cream-cheesy, ooey, gooey goodness, that are a little more of a cakey, chewy cookie, than a crispy, chewy cookie, these definitely fit the bill.

The ingredient list is short, and the product is a very sweet, gooey, cakey cookie with a crackled surface, and fun rainbow interior! And they couldn’t be easier to make! It would be a very good idea to make these. A very good idea.


Rainbow Gooey Butter Cookies

Yields: approx. 24-1.5 inch cookies

Adapted from: Paula Deen's Chocolate Gooey Butter Cookies

1-8 oz. package of cream cheese, softened

1 stick butter, softened

1 egg

½ tsp vanilla extract

1-18 oz. box of Super Moist Yellow cake mix

2 Tbls rainbow sprinkles

1 Cup Confectioners sugar

  • Cream together room temperature butter, and cream cheese until smooth
  • Beat in egg until fully incorporated
  • Add in vanilla extract, and beat until combined
  • Dump in cake mix, and mix until fully incorporated, dough will be sticky-don’t fret!
  • Fold in sprinkles until even distributed
  • Wrap tightly in saran wrap and set in fridge to chill for at least 1 hour
  • Preheat oven to 350*, and place confectioners sugar in a bowl and set aside
  • Once chilled, remove dough from fridge, unwrap, and scoop about 2 Tablespoons of dough per cookie, and roll into a ball
  • Place dough balls in bowl of confectioners sugar, and shake (in batches) to coat
  • Place sugar coated cookies on an ungreased baking sheet, and bake for 12 minutes until puffed up, and slightly golden on the bottom
  • Allow to cool on baking sheets, and Enjoy!

I have said "ooey, gooey, cream-cheesy, sugary, blah blah blah," approximately 1,200 times in this post. That has got to count for something, right?

2 comments:

  1. YUM YUM YUM! those cookies look awesome...probably going to have to try these out for sure :)

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  2. I tried these cookies and YUM is right. Very good cookies, I probably ate way too many. Thanks for the awesome recipe!

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