There is only one week left until Christmas and if you are still planning to deliver goodie plates to your neighbors and friends, these Christmas Gooey Butter Cookies would make a great addition to that goodie plate. Plus, one batch makes a lot of cookies, so there is plenty to go around.
They are so soft and chewy and the powdered sugar coating makes them extra special. I chose to add almond and orange extracts, because those flavors remind me of Christmas. You get just a hint of each flavor. Since we are using a white cake mix, you can really add any flavor of extract (lemon, coconut, vanilla, etc . . . ) or you don't have to add any flavor of extract and you can just enjoy the flavor of the cake mix.
I opted for two different types of sprinkles. I added jimmies to the batter, because the colors don't seem to blend into the batter as much and then I added the small round crunchy sprinkles to the cookie dough balls just before baking. I love the crunch from the small round sprinkles. Gooey Butter Cookies are definitely a cookie recipe you will want to have on hand.