This post is sponsored by Danish Creamery. All opinions are my own.
Wonderfully sweet and light, these gooey butter cookies are so easy to make from scratch! They are perfect to bake for Christmas and take minutes to make with simple ingredients.
Gooey Butter Cake Cookies
Baking season is well and truly here, and a batch of these gooey butter cookies are always made in our house to enjoy at Christmas.
Rich, creamy and melt in your mouth, these sweet cookies are a firm favorite! Let me tell you, from experience, you can’t stop at one!
Today we are using my all-time favorite butter to bring these amazing cookies to life. Hint: you won’t regret it.
Why you’ll love this Gooey Butter Cookies Recipe:
- Easy: It takes minutes to make a batch of these cookies and they are made with simple ingredients, most of which you will have to hand already!
- Make ahead: If you want to get ahead of your Christmas baking, these are a great option. They are freezer friendly and you can freeze them before and after cooking.
- So festive! Cookies are never a bad idea for the holidays. Rolled in confectioners sugar they have a great snowy effect!
- High quality ingredients: With ingredients like Danish Creamery European Style Butter, these cookies are the highest quality and oh so delicious.
European Style Butter
Every time I use Danish Creamery (which is always now) I’m blown away by the quality. It’s absolutely perfect for baking a must use in these Gooey Butter Cookies.
When your recipe has “butter” in the name, you have to use the best butter. Find out where to buy Danish Creamery near you!
I love using small batch butter in my recipes because I can trust the quality. I can trust that the cows are pasture-raised (always better!) and that each batch is churned by hand.
How to make gooey butter cookies
Be sure to see the recipe card below for full ingredients & instructions!
- Beat together the Danish Creamery Salted Butter, cream cheese and granulated sugar.
- Add in the egg and almond extract.
- Mix together the dry ingredients.
- Slowly add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture and combine.
- Refrigerate the dough.
- Roll the chilled dough into balls.
- Roll the balls in confectioners sugar.
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How long do they keep?
These cookies are best enjoyed in a couple of days, but they will keep well in an airtight container at room temperature for 3 or 4 days. You can extend their shelf life for 5 to 6 days by refrigerating them.
If you want to make these gooey butter cookies ahead of time, freezing the dough is the best option. Freeze the dough solid on a baking sheet, then wrap it in plastic wrap and place in a freezer bag. It will keep well for up to three months.
To freeze baked cookies, either freeze them solid on a baking sheet before transferring to a freezer bag, or place in a container with the layers separated by parchment. Thaw frozen cookies at room temperature.
Do you have to chill the dough?
Yes! Do not skip this step no matter how much of a hurry you are in! This solidifies the fat which means the cookies spread less when you bake them.
- Don’t over mix the cookie batter when you add the flour. Mix it in on a low speed so that you don’t overwork the flour and the gluten.
- Bake your gooey butter cookies in a fully pre heated oven. They bake quickly so keep your eye on them!
- The cookies will spread during baking, so give the cookie dough balls some space on your baking sheet.
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