The Cookie Sheet: Gooey Butter Cookies

Friday Night Lights for us this week were not on a football field, a baseball field but a SOCCER Field! Watching my nieces play soccer was fun although I admit that I don’t know much about the game of soccer other than you get a point for kicking the ball into the net! Right?
At the “last minute” I thought it might be nice to take the team a treat since they had a break between games so I did a quick search to find some cookie recipe that didn’t require a trip to Publix. Found this one – Gooey Butter Cookies! It met all the criteria – 1) ingredients on hand, 2) easy and 3) quick!
Gooey Butter Cookies
½ cup (1 stick) butter, softened
8 oz.  block of cream cheese, softened
1 egg
1 t. vanilla
1 box yellow cake mix
1 cup of powdered sugar
Combine butter, cream cheese, egg and vanilla in a bowl and mix until light and fluffy. Stir in the dry cake mix until the dough becomes thick but smooth. Pour powdered sugar into a separate bowl and set aside. Scoop a spoonful of the cookie dough and roll into a ball, then dip in the powdered sugar until fully covered. Place cookie balls on a baking sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 12 minutes.
It also passed the taste test and we deemed it a “keeper” and worthy of sharing with you! I used my
medium cookie scoop from Pampered Chef and it made nice size cookies. The powdered sugar tended to absorb into the dough so I sprinkled more powdered sugar over the cookies after I placed them on my beautiful crystal (actually Dollar General plastic) plate! Wrapped in cellophane and tied with gold and black ribbon for presentation to the Fort Payne Lady Wildcats Soccer Team!

Wearing our Black and Gold to support Madeline and Margaret!
Fun Friday night with our favorite soccer players!

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