Baked Sweets and Treats

Gooey Butter Cake Cookies

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 )

~ Marla Meridith

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  1. 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.