December 17, 2014

Christmas Gooey Butter Cookies

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. 

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  1. These sound amazing!!

    Heather x

  2. I love Christmas cookie baking! These look amazing!

  3. I have a box of swiss chocolate cake mix in my pantry right now - hmmm...might have to make gooey chocolate butter blah Saturday cookies. (: