My goal with this site is to inspire everyday meal ideas for your family. There have been many changes in the Vossen Kitchen since my last post over two years ago. I am making the return to blogging so that I can journal the new challenges I face cooking for a family of three. My goal every night is to get a healthy meal on the table that my picky toddler will approve of, that my husband will find satisfying, and that I can feel good about (meaning more Real Foods!)
Monday, January 25, 2010
Chocolaty Goodness Cookies
Any time I have a dentist or doctor appointment, I spend my time in the waiting room immersed in the variety of food magazines lying around. I always bring a pen and paper because I never know when a recipe may catch my eye. These cookies are the result of this process. I couldn't tell you what food magazine they came from, but I do know that they are a Paula Deen recipe. These cookies are soft and chewy. The cream cheese helps keep them tasting fresh even a few days after baking - if, that is, they last that long in your household. You will be surprised at how rich they are for only having a few ingredients in them. Although Paula calls them "chocolate gooey butter cookies" we renamed them "chocolaty goodness" in our house because it was the first thing that came out of my mouth when I took my first bite.
Chocolaty Goodness Cookies Paula Deen's Chocolate Gooey Butter Cookies - slightly altered 1 box dark chocolate cake mix (dry)
1 large egg
1/2 c. butter, softened 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
1 tsp. vanilla
1 c. sugar
In large bowl, beat cake mix, egg, butter, cream cheese and vanilla until well mixed. Dough will be stiff. Roll dough into balls and coat in sugar. Place chocolate balls on a sheet pan and slightly press dough down with your fingers. Bake at 350 F for 8-10 minutes. Cookies will seem very soft but will set after cooling.