Recipe Review

These Gooey Butter Cookies Will Melt in Your Mouth and Capture Your Heart

published Feb 10, 2021
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gooey butter cookies
Credit: The Cookie Rookie

I didn’t know it was possible to fall in love with a cookie, but here we are. Made with a base of cream cheese and butter, these cookies are sweet and delicious, and they’re very easy to make. “They’re so flavorful, fool-proof, and unique,” says Becky Hardin of The Cookie Rookie. “Once you try them, they’re guaranteed to become your new favorite cookie recipe,”

As I said, the recipe is extremely easy to make, but they can be a tad finicky. Whip cream cheese, butter, and granulated sugar until fluffy, then add the dry ingredients and mix gently. It’s important to chill the dough after it’s mixed. If you don’t, the cookies won’t keep their shape in the oven, and instead of plump, chewy butter balls, you’ll have one big flat cookie the shape of your cookie sheet. Even chilled, these will spread a lot, so make sure to give the dough balls plenty of room on your baking sheet.

It’s also a good idea to keep an eye on these cookies when you bake them. They’re supposed to be gooey, so they should feel a little under-done when you take them out of the oven. When the sides are firm and the tops no longer look wet, they’re ready to go. 

These cookies are best eaten within a few days, but if you store them in the refrigerator, they should still be good for about five or six days after baking. You can also freeze the unbaked dough for about three months. 

Get the recipe: Gooey Butter Cookies from The Cookie Rookie

Credit: Faith Durand
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