Gooey Butter Cake Cookies

Marla Meridith

March 6, 2017

Gooey Butter Cake Cookies from Sweet & Simple cookbook @dessertfortwo | ( @marlameridith )

Such a lovely surprise came in the mail the other day…Christina Lane’s (Dessert for Two blog) new cookbook Sweet & Simple: Dessert for Two. As soon as I opened the book so many recipes jumped out at me. The first I had to try were these Gooey Butter Cake Cookies…who could resist these?! Anything that tastes like a Gooey Butter Cake has got to be swoon worthy!

These cookies have become a new family favorite, just ask my kids and my coonhound Moose. He climbed onto the kitchen cabinet to grab some while we were out ice skating. He’s obsessed with butter…

Gooey Butter Cake Cookies from Sweet & Simple cookbook @dessertfortwo | ( @marlameridith )

These cookies have the perfect texture which comes from a nice portion of butter and some cream cheese. I do suggest you try them as soon as you can!

I’ve been a fan of Christina’s blog Dessert for Two for quite a while. She is a pro at scaling down our favorite desserts with precision. This means we don’t have to over eat our favorite treats. You can make just enough for date night, Valentine’s Day or any time you have a sweet tooth craving. I also love that she included many desserts with natural sweeteners. This means way less guilt when sitting down to that pan of brownies or even Creme Brûlée.

Gooey Butter Cake Cookies from Sweet & Simple cookbook @dessertfortwo | ( @marlameridith )

This cookbook is an essential for your collection & the perfect gift for your friends.

There are so many recipes to choose from, here are a few stand outs:

  • Marshmallow Filled Cupcakes
  • Eggnog Bread Pudding
  • Gingerbread Cake & Lemon Glaze
  • Mini Raspberry Pies
  • Very Vanilla Cake

Order your book today! With 100 new recipes for small batch sweetness.


Gooey Butter Cake Cookies from Sweet & Simple cookbook @dessertfortwo | ( @marlameridith )

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  • Laura | Tutti Dolci
    Posted at 14:44h, 06 March

    My Monday so need these cookies – absolute perfection!

  • Heather Christo
    Posted at 15:15h, 06 March

    OH YUM!!!! jeez, I would want to make these too!

  • DessertForTwo
    Posted at 20:36h, 06 March

    Awwww, Marla! thank you so much! I’m so glad we got to bake together 🙂 <3 Love you!

  • Kevin @ Closet Cooking
    Posted at 08:36h, 07 March

    Love the sound of gooey cookies!

  • Liz
    Posted at 16:56h, 07 March

    My family loves gooey butter bars. It’s time to makes some cookies!!

  • Cakespy
    Posted at 04:19h, 08 March

    Rest assured I am making an “OMG” face that is emoji-worthy. YES YES YES to these!

  • Ma giam gia Lazada
    Posted at 05:32h, 08 March

    I used to eat, it is very tasty and has many special flavors. Thanks to love.

  • Lane & Holly @ With Two Spoons
    Posted at 11:54h, 08 March

    These sound amazing! Can’t wait to get this book!

  • Megan @ MegUnprocessed
    Posted at 17:34h, 08 March

    Great concept! This is creative and sounds so flavorful.

  • shelby
    Posted at 03:35h, 09 March

    I’m definitely sold on the book and these cookies look and sound incredibly delicious!

  • Heather
    Posted at 21:02h, 09 March

    I just want to sink my teeth into these. They look delicious.

  • Julie | Table for Two
    Posted at 16:20h, 12 March

    These sound amazing! I cannot wait to try them out!

  • Pamela G.
    Posted at 23:43h, 01 April

    I realized these cookies were scaled down. Some recipes do not do well or even work at all if doubled or tripled. Can these be doubled without problems? As the single batch uses 4 ounces of cream cheese and one of the regular size pack of cream cheese is 8 ounces, that should be perfect to double. Otherwise I end up with this odd size of a pack of cream cheese. The small pack of the cream cheese is just 3 ounces so that won’t work. To be honest, 12 cookies for me is laughable. Now I’m a single person and I live alone but I can’t eat these cookies myself anyway, I must eat gluten free. I may try them gluten free using the Cup4Cup flour substitute. If it works then a single batch is great for me. But when I give away my baking, which I do 90% of the time or I send it to a friend in a package, I have to have more than a dozen. To me 12 cookies are like the little small cookbook someone gave me one time where every recipe makes only 6 muffins. I almost laughed hysterically in their face. The vast amount of baking I do is for organizations such as coffee time at church on Sunday morning or for a luncheon at the retirement community my family owns and manages or for bake sales or when one of the group of ladies does Divine Deliveries once a month at church for shut-ins. I just ALWAYS seem to need as many of something as I can get. I’m going to go on the assumption this can be doubled unless I hear that it can’t. These remind me an awful lot of a cookie I’ve made ever since I was a little girl called Cream Cheese Cookies. I haven’t made those for a single person in my life that didn’t fall in love with them. They double extremely well, in fact, I may have even doubled the double before. I figure when you’re going to do the work, you might as well do a lot. Fortunately many baked goods like cookies freeze so well. Thanks for posting this, I’m really looking forward to it.


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