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Christmas Gooey Butter Cookies

‘Tis the season to be jolly, and to eat lots of holiday treats like these amazing Christmas Gooey Butter Cookies! If you’re looking for the perfect melt-in-your-mouth Christmas cookies that are super easy to make, you’ve stumbled upon the perfect recipe.

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Friends, I’m telling you, these Christmas Gooey Butter Cookies are THE BEST!

Christmas Gooey Butter Cookies Recipe

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As far as I am concerned, you really can’t go wrong with a recipe that is so simple to make, especially during the busy holiday season.

Want to know another recipe I’m obsessed with making this Christmas? My easy chocolate chip banana bread.

I make this bread as a gift to my friends because they all love it so much.

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Of course, it’s hard to pick a favorite when it comes to Christmas cookies. I adore these Christmas Gooey Butter Cookies, but I also love my Raspberry Almond Shortbread Cookies, Chocolate Crinkle Cookies, Snowball Cookies and my Soft Ginger Molasses Cookies.

See, I told you, difficult to choose just one! :)

Of course, it’s the holiday sprinkles that make these cookies festive. You could use regular sprinkles to make these gooey butter cookies perfect for any occasion!

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I can tell you that I really tend to prefer soft and chewy Christmas cookies. It’s one of the reasons that I love this recipe so much. They are also a big favorite when I take them to holiday gatherings and parties.

People are always surprised when I tell them that I made these cookies using a cake mix!

Be sure to pin this recipe to your favorite boards on Pinterest so you don’t forget about it when it’s time to whip up a batch of cookies this Christmas. I hope you enjoy this holiday treat as much as we do!

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Christmas Gooey Butter Cookies

These simple cake mix cookies will melt in your mouth this holiday season!


  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 (8 oz.) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 white cake mix
  • ½ cup sprinkles, divided
  • ½  cup confectioner’s sugar


  1. Cream together the butter and the cream cheese. Add the egg and the vanilla and beat just until combined. Beat in the cake mix until well blended. Stir in ¼ cup of the sprinkles. Refrigerate at least one hour or overnight.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a cookie sheet or line with parchment paper. Scoop out rounded tablespoons of dough and roll into a 1-inch ball. Sprinkle the ball with sprinkles then roll in the confectioner’s sugar until completely covered. Place about 2 inches apart onto the prepared cookie sheet. Bake 8 to10 minutes then allow to sit on the sheet for 2 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
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  2. I’m not normally one to leave a comment, but I added these into my Christmas cookie rotation this year, and they were such a hit!  Thank you for sharing this great recipe–can’t wait to use it year-round with different sprinkles!

    Rating: 5
    • Hi Sam, I’m so glad you took the time to comment. Your feedback and support keep me motivated to do this, and what people don’t realize is that almost no one comments on blog posts these days!! :) Hope you had a great Christmas — Happy New Year!

  3. Did the recipe, only I cook them for 15 minutes instead of 10 minutes. Very good !

    Rating: 4
  4. Looks delicious! How long do you think I can keep the dough in the refrigerator for, prior to baking? If I premix and refrigerate…

  5. These were delicious!!!! You def need to let them cool off because initially I thought they were undercooked but once they cooled, they were perfect.

    Rating: 5
  6. Made these for a team food day at work. LOVE IT!

    Rating: 5
  7. These are delicious. Thank you for the recipe. My 16 year old went overboard with the sprinkles. 
    So good. 🙂

  8. How many cookies did one batch make? 

  9. Hi can you make these cookies with salted butter or only unsalted? 

  10. Could I use lemon extract instead of vanilla? 

  11. How many cookies does this make?

    Rating: 5
  12. I’m out of cream cheese. I have everything else. Can i use more butter?

  13. Can you freeze these?

  14. Could you use a gluten free cake mix?


  16. could you use a yellow cake also ?

  17. Made these last year and they flew off the plate!!! This year made them without the sprinkles as I forgot to buy them. Cookies are still delicious!!

    Rating: 5
  18. What size came mid box did you use? These look really yummy!

  19. Besides sprinkles, have you or anyone else made these cookies with other add-ins? Not interested in nuts due to my son’s allergies. 

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