Gooey Butter Cookies
Pinterest strikes again. I found this fabulous recipe on pinterest, and had to try it! Serve these cold out of the fridge…mmmmm butter. You know you want to!
4 1/2 cups Flour
4 teas. Baking Powder
1 1/2 teas. Salt
1 pound Cream Cheese (16 oz)
2 sticks Unsalted Butter
1/2 vanilla bean, scraped (optional—I did not add this)
3 cups Sugar
1 teas. Vanilla
Confectioner’s sugar for rolling and dusting
Preheat your oven to 350. Stir together the flour, baking powder, and salt, and set aside. I never do this…oh well! With an electric mixer, cream the cream cheese, butter, vanilla bean seeds, and sugar together until fluffy. Add the eggs and vanilla extract. Slowly incorporate the flour mixture, and chill for at least 30 minutes. Scoop roughly 1-ounce balls and toss in the confectioner’s sugar. Place on a baking sheet, lined with parchment or silpat, a couple of inches apart. Bake until they spread and puff slightly, about 12-16 minutes. They will be really soft in the center.
Cool to room temperature. Dust with more confectioner’s sugar before serving, and chill. Serve these cookies straight out of the fridge, they are excellent cold. ENJOY!
Recipe courtesy of Lottie and Doof.