Christmas Gooey Butter Cookies

Christmas Gooey Butter Cookies


  • ½ c. unsalted butter, room temperature

  • 1 (8 oz.) pkg. cream cheese, room temperature

  • 1 egg

  • ½ tsp. Almond extract, opt.

  • ½ tsp. Orange extract, opt.

  • 1 piece white cake mix

  • ½ c. Crumble, divided

  • ½ c. Powdered sugar


  • In a medium bowl, combine butter and cream cheese. Add the egg, almond extract and orange extract and mix until combined. Add the white cake mix and mix until combined. Stir in ¼ cup of streusel. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate at least one hour or up to 24 hours. The longer the dough chills, the less sticky it will be.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place powdered sugar in one bowl and remaining ¼ cup sprinkles in another bowl. Using a 1-inch cookie scoop, scoop out dough and roll into a ball. Sprinkle with a few additional sprinkles and roll in powdered sugar, completely covering the dough ball. Place on a greased baking sheet . Repeat. Bake for 10 minutes. Let cookies cool on baking sheet for two minutes before removing to rack. Makes about 42 small cookies.