Chocolate Ooey Gooey Butter Cookies – so easy and so good.

These Chocolate Ooey Gooey Butter Cookies are great for potlucks and get togethers. This recipe is a crowd pleaser!

Paula Deen says that if the word “butter” is in the title, you know it’s gonna be good! You gotta love Paula Deen. These cookies are melt in your mouth delicious.

The best part is that you can use lemon cake mix or whatever you have and I am sure they would be fabulous. I even have Red Velvet Gooey Butter Bars here.

Go to to see all the variations. I can’t wait to try Paula’s Ooey Gooey Butter Cake. Her Pumpkin Ooey Gooey Butter Cake is one of the most popular.

Chocolate Ooey Gooey Butter Cookies - so easy and so good.


I may try it for Thanksgiving. The key to these babies is to not OVERCOOK them. The first batch I overcooked and I was not impressed.

The second batch I cooked 10 minutes and they were a completely different cookie. They were gooey but set up a little after they cooled.

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Chocolate Ooey Gooey Butter Cookies


  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Confectioner’s sugar , for dusting
  • 1 18 ounce box moist chocolate cake mix
  • 1 8-ounce brick cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 egg
  • 1 stick of butter , room temperature


  1. In a large bowl with an electric mixer, cream the cream cheese and butter until smooth. Beat in the egg. Then beat in the vanilla extract. Beat in the cake mix. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours to firm up so that you can roll the batter into balls.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Roll the chilled batter into tablespoon sized balls and then roll them in confectioner’s sugar. Place on an ungreased cookie sheet, 2 inches apart. Bake 12 minutes. The cookies will remain soft and gooey. Cool completely and sprinkle with more confectioners’ sugar, if desired.

Recipe Notes

Source: Paula Deen

Chocolate Ooey Gooey Butter Cookies - so easy and so good.