I have never made a cookie using cake mix before, so I thought, what the heck - let's go for it! They were surprisingly good... They had a soft chewy taste that I love in cookies... Plus they didn't require a lot of ingredients and were pretty easy to make.
Chocolate Gooey Butter Cookies
(recipe found at www.foodnetwork.com)
1 (8 ounces) brick cream cheese, room temperature
1 stick butter, at room temperature
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 (18 ounces) box moist chocolate cake mix
confectioner's sugar, for dusting
Preheat oven to 350. In a large bowl with an electric mixer, cream the cream cheese and butter until smooth. Beat in the egg. Then beat in the vanilla extract. Beat in the cake mix. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours to firm up so that you can roll the batter into balls. Roll the chilled batter into tablespoon sized balls and then roll them in confectioner's sugar. Place on an ungreased cookie sheet, 2 inches apart. Bake 12 minutes. The cookies will remain soft and "gooey." Cool completely and sprinkle with more confectioner's sugar if desired.