Chocolate Gooey Butter Cookies are the perfect combination of gooey butter cake, chocolate brownies, and soft cookies! Being from St. Louis, we are big fans of gooey butter cake. It’s even better when you add chocolate and make it into cookie form! Chocolate Cake Cookies just got an upgrade. This Chocolate version of the Gooey Butter Cookies Recipe is one of my favorite Christmas cookie recipes!
Easy Chocolate Gooey Butter Cookies Recipe
Chocolate Gooey Butter Cookies are a must-make for any Gooey Butter Cake lover!
Chocolate Gooey Butter Cookies had me at hello. Here in STL, we have a favorite dessert, ooey Gooey Butter Cake! We served it at our wedding and some out-of-town friends were so blown away I had to ship them some a few months later.
These Gooey Butter Cookies are ooey, gooey, buttery (yep…the title works), and just oh so addicting. I love it, but I wanted to see if I loved it just as much with chocolate and in cookie form. Spoiler alert, I DO!
This CHOCOLATE GOOEY BUTTER COOKIES RECIPE is out of this world and the perfect easy (Hello, they’re made from cake mix!) baking recipe for the holidays. You can make a batch to take to work, one to take to family Christmas, and a couple to keep at home and chip away little by little.
If you’re a fan of gooey butter cake, then you’re gonna LOVE these Chocolate Gooey Butter Cookies!
Be sure to also try our Gooey Butter Cookies, Pumpkin Gooey Butter Cake, and Gooey Butter Cake Martinis!
Chocolate cookies with gooey texture
These gooey butter cookies have the same great texture as Saint Louis Gooey Butter Cake, but with CHOCOLATE! I’m a huge fan of chocolate and if I have my choice, that’s what I’ll always pick. Slightly crispy outside and (you guessed it) gooey inside. Are these the ultimate Christmas cookie?! Just maybe! And they’re a great Valentine’s Day dessert too!
If you make a dozen of these for Santa I do believe you’ll get all your heart desires this year. No one making these lands on the naughty list. These cookies can win over anyone and everyone.
Chocolate Cake Cookies – Cake Mix Cookies
Chocolate Cake Cookies are an awesome Cake Mix Cookie Recipe to make for Christmas or any celebration.
Pat and I polished off more of these than I care to admit in less time than I care to admit. Hey, we are chasing around a crawling baby. A very fast crawling baby. My iPhone step counter doesn’t account for scooting across the floor at the speed of light. LOTS of calories burned around here.
I love that these Chocolate Gooey Butter Cookies are made from CAKE MIX! Our Strawberry Cake Mix Cookies are one of my favorite backing hack recipes and these are just as easy and unique. A cake mix cookie recipe takes a lot of the measuring out of the equation which is great for new bakers. I want these cookies as fool-proof as possible. We are just learning around here!
Christmas Baking doesn’t have to be intimidating…it’s definitely possible to create AMAZING holiday desserts while still saving time and without being a pastry chef. I like to keep things EASY around here. I’m here to make holiday entertaining simple and still very delicious. We want to impress with the least amount of effort possible!
Chocolate Gooey Butter Cookies are the type of cookie recipe that could make you famous. I hope generations from now my great great grandkids are talking about Grandma Becky’s famous Chocolate Cake Cookies! I have a feeling they will be. Brownie meets cookie meets cake. What on Earth could be better?!
Looking for more chocolate recipes?
- Chocolate Truffles
- Cake Mix Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Homemade Brownies from Scratch
- Easy French Silk Pie
- Easy S’more Cookies
- Oreo Poke Cake
- Chocolate Sugar Cookies
- Turtle Brownie Cake
Most box cakes are now 15.8 oz and not the 18 oz most recipes call for. Will that make a difference when making the cookies.
It’ll still work!
Yummy! These cookies were easy to make and taste awesome. It made 24 cookies. My son saw these when we were searching for cookies for his birthday. Happy we made them.
Thanks for sharing, Nikki!
I’m very familiar with gooey butter cake but these cookies are nothing like it. Not sure why they are called that. There is nothing gooey about them. They taste like and have the consistency of a piece of cake but let flavor.
I am sorry they weren’t to your taste, Kathy!
I think I may know why this happened – I made mine in batches, using the same batter. My first batch came out looking fluffy and perfect, but I’d left them in about 12 minutes instead of 10 as I got distracted and they ended up tasting like cake but a little bland. My second and third batches were in for exactly 10 minutes (I was careful), and they didn’t look as fluffy/perfect but they tasted amazing – still gooey and flavorful even hours later after they cooled. So that 10 minutes is critical, and may even need to be a little less depending on the size of the cookie.
Excuse me I mistyped – I meant 2 minutes extra – so 14 minutes was too long, not 12 :)
I bought fudge brownies by mistake can I use instead of cake mix
It may alter the recipe slightly, but that’s the fun in baking!
That looks realy yummy !! I would defenetly try making them
yummy look delicious
Can I make half a batch and freeze the rest for future? How?
Ive been making these like crazy! My son loves the confetti Cake we use for the recipe! Can I freeze the batter to make individually and if so what’s baking times? Do I thaw?
Ive already made these with various flavors and they get DEVOURED every time! its my husbands favorite cookie -and i have made some elaborate out-of-love desserts for him but this was the champ!
That makes me so happy!