I know I had hinted my next "ooey gooey butter cookies" installment would involve funfetti cake batter. That was my intention and then I made the creamsicle ones and decided to one up myself and add a twist...cheesecake filling. Ummm, Yes, Please. So, for now at least, funfetti must wait. Priorties, people...We all have them.
The recipe contains the usual suspects required of these decadent cookies: butter, cream cheese and cake mix. The change up this time involved Orange Dream cake mix. I loved the dough(especially after it sat in the freezer for an hour; yums in my tums!) but was, at first anyways, not completely sold on the actual cookie...then came the next morning and I was officially riding the bandwagon.
The real sign that these were quite tasty came from Wiki, he ate three of them. Now I am sure that some of you are thinking "3 cookies is a good sign?" in my house, YES! The hubs is being participatory in a low carb lifestyle. I know- he's that person(insert exasperated eye roll) I mean I am a carbatarian. Surely there's such a thing? Right? I am also a meatarian. What I am not is a vegetarian...I feel your judgements and they don't hurt my feelings. haha anyways, the point is he ate the first one, paused and said "Yum, those are good. Wow, really good, these are the best so far." Score one for me!
time to get down to the nitty gritty
8 oz cream cheese(room temp)
1 stick butter
1 tsp vanilla
1 box orange cake mix
1 box confectioners sugar
4 oz cream cheese(room temp)
3 tbs cheesecake flavored pudding
In a large bowl mix the cream cheese & butter until smooth. Beat in the egg, then the vanilla and finally the cake mix. Cover & refrigerate for at least two hours. In a smaller bowl fork mix the cream cheese(for the filling) & the pudding till it's the taste you desire, chill for two hours also(at least, can stay longer if you like.) Preheat oven 350' Take a tbs size of dough and spread out in your palm, then add a tsp size of the filling to the middle and wrap the dough around the filling until it forms a ball. Roll the ball around in confectioner's sugar and bake for 10-12 min. The cookies will have a gooey center. You can cook for a few minutes more if you like a "cakery" texture, but I prefer this way.I made some without the center and they were just as scrumptious, if you wanted to skip the extra step.
|perfect blend of oj and cream|
|warm and gooey|