Paula Deen just makes my heart swell!! Along with my fat cells and my health issues LOL! While I adore and love Ms Paula Deen I try not to ever eat any of her recipes. I'm not kidding myself I know her food is delicious but absolutely horrible for you. And with my renewed effort in losing weight (watch out 2011 I'm kicking my butt) I really don't ever look at any of her recipes. But for baking day with my Mom and Seester I found a great new recipe that did indeed belong to Paula. I thought why not? I'm not going to be cooking or baking with her at all next year I might as well give it shot. So I made her Chocolate Gooey Butter Cookies...now doesn't that just sound so healthy??
You only need a few ingredients, which is always nice, - Powdered Sugar, an egg, butter, cream cheese, vanilla, and a moist chocolate cake mix.
First you cream together the butter and cream cheese, then you add in your egg, vanilla, and cake mix. Beat well and then refrigerate for 2 hours. The batter looked delish!!
After two hours in the fridge you roll them into 1 inch balls and roll in powdered sugar. Then place on a cookie sheet and pop in the oven.
And out they come looking like crinkles but tasting oh so much better! Don't get me wrong I like chocolate crinkles but these heavenly chocolate cookies are so much better. I don't know if its the cream cheese or what but these were amazing!!
These were so amazing the my Mom pondered what it'd taste like with a different cake mix. We decided to give it a whirl and tried it with a lemon cake mix. Can you say AMAZING!! I can, in fact I can shout it from the roof if you want! These lemon cookies are so good! They are light and fluffy but with the perfect amount of lemon. I give this recipe 4 thumbs up...oh yes it's worthy of two sets of hands!
I also tried them out with Strawberry Mix and Funfetti! Check it out!
The funfetti ones were really yummy!
The strawberry cookies not so much! They just were too moist and I even cooked them a lot longer than I was supposed to! But that's okay you can't win them all!
It seems like you can't go wrong with this recipe and I am so happy I came across. A BIG HUGE THANK YOU TO THE BUTTER QUEEN PAULA DEEN!! You have now provided us with a new cookie recipe to make each year!