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Christmas Gooey Butter Cookies Recipe

Celebrate the festive season with our Christmas Gooey Butter Cookies – a delightful twist on the classic gooey butter cake, now in bite-sized, cookie form. These cookies are a symphony of rich, buttery flavor, rolled in festive colors to bring a touch of holiday joy to every bite. Perfect for gifting, cookie exchanges, or simply indulging in some seasonal sweetness, this recipe captures the essence of Christmas in a gooey, melt-in-your-mouth experience.

Exciting Story: In the heart of our holiday kitchen, where the scent of cinnamon and sugar fills the air, the inspiration for our Christmas Gooey Butter Cookies took shape. Picture the joy of adapting the beloved gooey butter cake into bite-sized cookies, transforming a classic into a festive treat. As we shared these cookies with friends and family, they became a symbol of the holiday season – a sweet reminder of the joy that comes with gathering and indulging in festive delights. Now, we’re thrilled to share this recipe, inviting you to add a sprinkle of holiday magic to your baking traditions with Christmas Gooey Butter Cookies.

Why This Holiday Bliss: Christmas Gooey Butter Cookies: Unveiling Why This Recipe Is a Must-Try Festive Delight!

Selling Points:

  • Butteriness Beyond Compare: Experience the luxurious melt-in-your-mouth texture that gooey butter desserts are known for, now in cookie form.
  • Festive Colors: Roll these cookies in festive red and green sugar for a touch of holiday flair that’s as visually appealing as it is delicious.
  • Easy Holiday Baking: Simplify your holiday baking with a recipe that’s easy to follow, yielding irresistible cookies that are perfect for sharing.
  • Versatile Treats: Customize these cookies by adding holiday-themed sprinkles, crushed peppermint, or a dusting of powdered sugar for extra festive charm.


  • Experiment with different cake mix flavors for variations in taste and color.
  • For an extra gooey center, slightly underbake the cookies and allow them to cool on the baking sheets.
  • Store cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a week.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Can I freeze the cookie dough for later use?

Yes, you can freeze the cookie dough. Shape it into balls, freeze on a baking sheet, then transfer to a freezer bag. Bake as needed, adding a few minutes to the baking time.

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Can I use other colors for the sugar coating?

Absolutely! Customize the cookies with any color of sugar crystals that suits your holiday theme or personal preference.

Can I add mix-ins like chocolate chips or nuts?

Certainly! Fold in chocolate chips, chopped nuts, or holiday-themed sprinkles into the dough for added texture and flavor.

Indulge in the festive spirit with Christmas Gooey Butter Cookies – a holiday twist on a classic treat that promises gooey, buttery bliss in every bite. Share the joy of these delightful cookies with loved ones, and let the warmth of the season fill your home with sweetness. Roll, bake, share, and savor the magic of Christmas in each delicious cookie!

Christmas Gooey Butter Cookies Recipe

Christmas Gooey Butter Cookies Recipe

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  • cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened

  • package cream cheese, softened

  • large egg

  • teaspoon vanilla extract

  • box (about 18 oz) yellow cake mix

  • cup red and green sugar crystals (for rolling)


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C). Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • In a large mixing bowl, beat together softened butter and cream cheese until smooth.
  • Add the egg and vanilla extract, continuing to beat until well combined.
  • Gradually add the yellow cake mix, mixing until a soft dough forms.
  • Refrigerate the dough for at least 30 minutes to make it easier to handle.
  • Scoop tablespoon-sized portions of dough and roll them into balls.
  • Roll each ball in red and green sugar crystals to coat evenly.
  • Place the coated balls on the prepared baking sheets, leaving space between each for spreading.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 10-12 minutes or until the edges are golden, and the centers are slightly gooey.
  • Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheets for a few minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.

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