Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Gooey Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Monday was a holiday at work for me, which is a miracle in itself. I spent the somewhat long weekend in the Poconos with a bunch of my college friends and my boyfriend which I was very much looking forward to...just about until Saturday morning when I woke up with food poisoning. What a miserable experience that was! Anyway, I spent a good portion of Saturday laying down, all of Sunday laying down, which actually left Monday for some "me" time which was greatly greatly greatly needed.

Naturally, I spent my "me" time in the kitchen since I avoided the gym in fear of dehydrating myself more than I already was. I decided to bake cookies based on a "gooey butter chocolate chip cookie" recipe I found from Buns In My Oven. I was mostly attracted to the simplicity of this recipe...also because my boyfriend has a palate of a 12 year old boy and his favorite baked good is chocolate chip cookies.

For one, the batter of this was dangerously good. As in, I could sit there with a spoon (or shovel) and eat the entire thing. After the cookies were done, they tasted a little more like a very moist, dense, cake rather than a cookie (which I know my boyfriend will hate) but I have no problem eating them all myself. It was SO simply to make, uses boxed cake mix, and simple ingredients all around!

There should be an egg in here (oops!)

First, you just combine your butter and cake mix until you get a consistency similar to the picture below.  

Then, you add your egg & vanilla and beat until combined. Next, fold in your chocolate chips! 

Then just throw it on a greased cookie sheet @ 350 degrees and you will not be disappointed! 

1 box butter cake mix
8 ounces cream cheese
1/2 cup butter
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup milk chocolate chips

Beat together the cream cheese and butter until well combined. Beat in the egg and vanilla. Add the cake mix and beat until well combined. Stir in the chocolate chips.
Roll tablespoonfuls of dough into balls and place on a parchment lined baking sheet. Bake for 10 - 12 minutes or until the top is set, but the center is still gooey.
Cool on a wire rack.

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