Yield: two dozen
4 oz. cream cheese softened
1 medium egg (and I am serious about medium -- not too much egg)
1/4 cup butter softened
1 box golden butter cake mix (any brand -- I bought Duncan Hines because it was on sale, some people use yellow cake mix -- use your best judgement here)
1/8 tsp vanilla extract
1/8 tsp salt
1/4 c powdered sugar to coat the cooks
preheat oven to 350 degrees
cream together the butter and cream cheese (cream? mix. whatev)
throw in the egg, salt, and vanilla
add cake mix and blend wellllll
Now, now, now, if you're dough resembles frosting, you are probably doing it right. I'm sorry I didn't take a photo of my frosting dough. I was probably busy rescuing Sebastian from his new favorite post behind the toilet. You're going to have to channel your inner Nike and just do it -- dig in and roll the dough into 1 inch balls. If you can't do it -- add a tiny bit of powered sugar to thicken it up -- I won't tell because I did it myself. Roll your raws in the powdered sugar ...
and then place them a few inches apart on a cookie sheet ... I don't know why I'm coddling you through this easy step
Our oven is pretty hot and I baked them for 11 minutes which was perfect. It is MUCH better to under cook these babies than over cook them so be conservative - be - be - conservative. Okay.
Wait until they are somewhat cooled before shoveling them off the sheet and into your mouth because the goo needs to settle.
Let me know when you do or we'll risk unhealthily bloating his pride and ego which would be no good.
No good at all.
And now for the fun. Do you have a recipe anywhere on your blog? I don't care if it's for better Gooey Butter Cookies or pasta boiled in milk instead of water (smartest ever - btw) or Thanksgiving turkey but I'd love it if you left the link below. I thoroughly enjoyed reading all of your inaugural blog posts and now I need some creative help in the kitchen. I assure you I'm already indebted to your kindness as I'm stuck in a three meal rut. Thanks a zill.