Funfetti Gooey Butter Cookies

My Funfetti Gooey Butter Cookies are incredibly soft made with butter, cream cheese and Funfetti Cake Mix! You will definitely want to make these cookies over and over again!

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I have a little secret to share with you guys, until fairly recently I didn’t really understand this whole gooey thing. Not that I’m against anything called gooey, I just didn’t understand the gooey concept.

So I thought I would learn a little more about gooey cookies, cakes and bars. Not that I’m an expert, but I have read up on this wonderful tradition I understand it much better now!

You can definitely use 1/3 less fat cream cheese in your gooey butter cookies! They will turn out great! As a matter of fact the texture of these cookies is SO soft and SO wonderful…you will want to make these again!

I used 1/3 less fat cream cheese and the cookies were perfect! You know how you grab a cookie because you’re going to eat just one, well that didn’t happen…just sayin. :)

Today I am sharing with you my Funfetti Gooey Butter Cookies, hope you enjoy them!

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Can you see how soft and tender the middle of the cookie is? Love that!

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Such a bright, happy cookie dough with plenty of rainbow sprinkles.

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Ah yes, these wonderful little gems are cooling off. We loved these cookies! I think my oldest son ate four before he even looked up. Then he asked me if I can make all our cookies this way. That’s when I knew I was onto a good thing!

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Funfetti Gooey Butter Cookies

Ingredients:                                                        2015-03-02-4702

8 ounces 1/3 less fat cream cheese, or regular if you prefer

1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, room temperature

1 large egg

1 teaspoon vanilla, optional

1 box Funfetti cake mix (15.25 oz.)

1/4 cup rainbow sprinkles

1/3 cup powdered sugar

Directions:

1. In a large bowl beat cream cheese and butter together until smooth, add egg and vanilla and continue mixing, on medium speed 1 to 2 minutes until blended. Stir in sprinkles by hand.

2. Chill dough for about an hour, or until easy to handle.

3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Roll dough into 1 inch balls and roll in powdered sugar.

4, Place the powdered sugar in a shallow bowl. Roll the dough into 1-inch balls, then roll in the powdered sugar. Place 2 inches apart on a cookie sheet.

5. Bake for 9-10 minutes, or until centers are just set. Cool for 2-3 minutes on cookie sheet, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

Makes 26-30 cookies. 

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