Chocolate Chip Gooey Butter Cookies

Let’s hear it.

Who ate enough turkey to pop the button on their jeans? Who tried every single pie at dinner? Who licked the bowl of mashed potatoes clean?

Oh, just me? Huh.

Hope y’all had a fabulous Thanksgiving. Mine was wonderful. Full of food and family and all that good stuff.

Then my husband and I immediately went and spent every single penny in our bank account on Christmas gifts. ‘Tis the season!

After all the hard shopping work we did, I made us some cookies. Not just any cookies, though. These cookies aren’t the least bit cakey or chewy. Gooey really is the best descriptor. Even though these are nothing like a traditional chocolate chip cookie, they still make as one of my top 3 favorite chocolate chip cookies.

These Chocolate Chip Gooey Butter Cookies are basically Gooey Butter Cake in cookie form with some chocolate chips tossed in.

Chocolate Chip Gooey Butter Cookies

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Serves 24 cookies     adjust servings


  • 1 box butter cake mix
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Beat together the cream cheese and butter until well combined. Beat in the egg and vanilla. Add the cake mix and beat until well combined. Stir in the chocolate chips.
  3. Roll tablespoonfuls of dough into balls and place on a parchment lined baking sheet. Bake for 10 - 12 minutes or until the top is set, but the center is still gooey.
  4. Cool on a wire rack.


Disclaimer: The nutrition information presented below is not guaranteed to be accurate.

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Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving As Served
Calories 204kcal Calories from fat 96
% Daily Value
Total Fat 11g 17%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Transfat 0g
Cholesterol 29mg 10%
Sodium 176mg 7%
Carbohydrate 25g 8%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 6g
Protein 2g

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories 2000
Total Fat Less than 65g
Sat Fat Less than 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g
Dietary Fiber 25g

inspired by Paula Deen