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Sunday, May 8, 2011

mangia mondays 9: gooey butter cookies from what katie's baking

hello, sweet readers!
i'm enjoying a much needed vacation with my mama in florida right now,
so while i'm gone, i've asked some of my absolute favorite bloggers to guest post!
today, i'm delighted to have
over to share a deee-licious recipe & host mangia mondays!

as you know,
mangia mondays is a weekly blog hop that delightfully dowling co-hosts
with the always amazing
lisa from shine your light.

we encourage you to link up your recipes & food posts!
take it away, katie!

Hi guys!! I’m Katie from What Katie's Baking. I was so excited when Kristin emailed me and asked me to do a guest post on her blog! I love Delightfully Dowling! She’s super silly, funny, and I know I get inspiration from her constantly positive attitude. Not to mention, I think Mangia Mondays is awesome!! Thanks, Kristin!! :)

Have you guys ever had gooey butter cookies… you know, the ones that are impossible to mess up because they’re made from a box mix? I feel a little embarrassed saying this, but I think they’re fantastic. Sometimes, you just can’t go wrong with a box mix! But, I feel like I can’t be proud of a recipe if there’s a box mix involved, so I decided to give these cookies a little makeover and make them authentic and not so processed. I was a little hesitant because I didn’t have the box mix to rely on, but my worries were put to rest once these little guys came out of the oven looking all fluffy and slightly gooey. You guys have to make these!! Like, right now.

Another positive thing about these is that they’re super versatile. You can add chocolate, an extract, chocolate chips… whatever you want! This is just a basic recipe and can be easily adapted to your taste buds!

Gooey Butter Cookies from Scratch
Idea from:
· 2 cups sugar
· 2-½ cups All-purpose Flour
· 2 teaspoons Baking Powder
· ½ teaspoons Salt
· 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
· 1/2 cup butter, softened
· 1 egg
· 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
· Powdered sugar for rolling

1. Cream together cream cheese and butter.

2. In a separate bowl, combine sugar, flour, baking powder, and salt.

3. Add egg and vanilla to cream cheese and butter mixture, then add “cake mix”.

4. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour or until cookie dough is firm.

5. Roll in 1 inch balls and then roll in confectioner's sugar.

6. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

7. Bake cookies on ungreased cookie sheet for 10-13 minutes.

8. Wait a minute or two before removing cookies to cooling racks.

thanks so much for sharing, katie.
those gooey butter cookies certainly are making my mouth water!
make sure you check out what katie's baking for more enticing recipes!

& now it's your turn -
link up those recipes & food posts!

how mangia mondays work:

. add a link to your recipe or food post & visit some others who have linked up before you .

. link back to mangia mondays anywhere on your blog .

. thanks for not linking up to giveaways or items you're selling .

. help spread the word about mangia mondays by sharing this post with others .

until next time,
dowlings, out!


  1. Those cookies look easy and delicious!! Thanks for hosting! This week I'm sharing my super EASY Chicken Parm Pasta...stovetop method. Hope you all will stop by!

    Denise @ Creative Kitchen

  2. Thanks for hosting this link up party! I posted Grilled Asparagus and Artichoke Salad. I hope you enjoy!
    -Nancy @

  3. Hope you had a lovely weekend! Thanks Kristin for hosting :) Isabelle

  4. Thanks once again for hosting. Those cookies look yum. I hooked up a few recipes, hope you stop by to check them out!

  5. These cookies look so divinely yummy.Thanks for hosting!

  6. i just linked up some cheese scones! so tasty!

  7. I am so sorry my link showed up three times! Sometimes I think these link makers hate me...

    Those cookies on the other hand look amazing. You had me with the words gooey and butter!!

  8. These look so delicious! I love gooey and buttery cookies.

  9. Delicious looking butter cookies!

    Thanks for another week of hosting! I'm back with my banana bread with walnut crumble!

    Have a great week!