chocolate-y dessert delight

9:34 PM sians 0 Comments

i wanted to bake something for ryan since he is coming to chicago this weekend and so i asked him which one he would prefer: the ultimate blueberry cheesecake or chocolate gooey butter cookies.  i was sure he was gonna choose the cheesecake but much to my surprise, he said he wanted the latter. then i understood why... the reason being so he could bring some back to california with him and cheesecake doesn't travel well -.-

these chocolate gooey butter cookies are probably one of my favorite desserts to bake just because they taste good and they are simple to make. this recipe by paula deen have been tested and tried (rather with delicious pleasure) many times and it has never failed to please the crowd. i mean c'mon chocolate goodness? who would say no to that?

all you need are a few ingredients, an oven and a mixer.

good vanilla extract. a hunk of butter. a third less fat cream cheese (yeah i know that the less fat isn't gonna help much lol). my favorite type of cake mix to use: triple chocolate fudge.. it just tastes the best imo. but any type will do.


the one great thing (and could also be a bad thing) about baking something with chocolate/sugar, you get to lick the batter off the mixer/spoon/bowl.. yummy! *huge beam on face*

after the batter chilled out in the fridge for a bit (i sorta skipped this step), they were rolled into tablespoon sized balls and rolled into confectioner's sugar.

they were then ready to be baked in a preheated 350F oven for 12 minutes.

they look so good to eat but these babies have to left to cool before putting some finishing touches to it.

once completely cooled (important! or not the sugar will melt), they get to be sprinkled with more love confectioner's sugar to make it look pretty! it looks like snow, doesn't it? :) now it's ready to be presented to friends/family for their viewing and eating pleasure.

so they aren't exactly gooey (maybe i made them too small and baked them a tad too long.. cut me some slack! i am not a good baker!) also it could be that i baked them on parchment paper which might affect the outcome a tad.

regardless, these "cookies" are addictive, light, delicious and not too sweet. ryan and i call them cakey cookies cos it's like a cake in the shape of a cookie. most of the time i have trouble stopping at just one which is why i try to bring a lot of it to work to share with my co-workers so i don't eat them all in my apartment.

it's quite dangerous because of how light/airy these desserts are that i sometimes forget there are a ton of cream cheese and butter in them. hehe. :) definitely give them a try whenever you need to get a chocolate fix. baking these will be such a delicious weekend project! <3

you can get the recipe for these tasty morsels from here.

chocolate gooey butter cookies
by paula deen

ingredients |

  • 1 (8 oz) brick cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 stick of butter, room temperature
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1 (18 oz) box moist chocolate cake mix
  • confectioner's sugar, for dusting
directions |
  • preheat the oven to 350 degrees F
  • 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 two hours to firm up so you can roll the batter into balls
  • roll the chilled batter into tablespoon sized balls and then roll them in confectioner's sugar
  • place on ungreased cookie sheet, 2 inches apart
  • bake for 12 minutes. the cookies will remain soft and "gooey"
  • cool completely and sprinkle with more confectioner's sugar, if desired