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?


  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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