Saturday, July 31, 2010

Chocolate Cookies

I've been on the hunt for a great chocolate cookie recipe. I remember back in the day of making cookies out of brownie mix and cake mix. I was surfing through the channels and found Paula Dean making these amazing easy cookies.

Try them, they are easy, taste delish and are fast to make.

1 box chocolate cake mix
1 stick soften butter
1 8oz square of cream cheese, I use the low fat kind and at room temp
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
enough powder sugar to cover cookies.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

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 confectioners' sugar, if desired.