Chocolate Gooey Cookies

Today is the first post that shows off the fancy new watermarks on my photos!  Thanks to my awesome (nerd) husband for creating the program to allow me to do this!!  I love you so very much!     🙂

Now to official business…     😉

Yes, these cookies are just that…chocolate and gooey!  (Sometimes I just don’t know how I come up with these names.)  They are a perfect cross between a cookie, cake, and brownie.  Say what?  Yup, that’s a fact.  I’ll explain.     🙂

06Chocolate Gooey Cookies

Chocolate Gooey Cookies Recipe
(Makes 28 cookies)
Note: Requires 2 hours time to chill the cookie dough.


  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 stick butter, room temperature
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 (18 ounce) box moist chocolate cake mix
  • powdered sugar, for dusting


  1. In a large bowl, mix the cream cheese and butter.
  2. Beat in the egg and vanilla extract.
  3. Beat in the cake mix.
  4. Chill the dough for 2 hours (in order to firm up the dough so you can roll it into balls).
  5. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  6. Roll the chilled dough into tablespoon sized balls and then roll them in powdered sugar.
  7. Bake for 12-13 minutes (my oven took 13 minutes).
  8. Let them rest for 1 minute and then remove them to a cooking rack. Once they are cooled completely sprinkle with more powdered sugar, if desired.

Store them in an air tight container at room temperature or freeze them in a freezer friendly bag.  If you freeze them, sprinkle with the additional powdered sugar when you are ready to serve.


I’m all for a simple cookie and this one is just that.  Mix the ingredients.  Check.  Chill the dough.  Yes, you do have to chill the dough so that you can roll the cookies.  Roll the dough into tablespoon sized balls and then roll them in powdered sugar.  Mmmmm, powdered sugar.

Make sure to keep the dough in the fridge in between the batches that are being baked.

01Chocolate Gooey Cookies

These cookies remind me of traditional crinkle cookies, but these are 100 times better.  I had a little assistance today from a boxed cake mix to create this mouth watering treat, which is why they came out with a wonderful cake-like texture.  I am all about soft and thick cookies and these are that for sure!

Plus, I love how puffy they look.  No flat cookies here, thank you!     🙂

04Chocolate Gooey Cookies

They are so ooey gooey like fudgy brownies.  Yum yum!  Be careful not to over bake these chocolate pieces of heaven.  They are intentionally gooey on the inside so they will feel soft to the touch when you pull them out of the oven.

02Chocolate Gooey Cookies

These cookies are a chocolate lovers dream.  There is no doubt this cookie is all about the chocolate.  It’s just as simple as that.  How many cookies can I put on top of the other?  Lol.  I had so much fun with this photo shoot today.     🙂

07Chocolate Gooey Cookies

If you know me, you know my affection for powdered sugar.  Of course I had to add more after they came out of the oven.  It’s not required, but why not?  It’s not like not adding it will suddenly make them healthy.

03Chocolate Gooey Cookies

I will definitely be making these sinful chocolate gooey cookies again, but next time I will add some fun goodies to the party!




Source: Paula Deen


Here are some other chocolate goodies you may enjoy.  Like some Fudgy Brownies.



Or some Chocolate Chip Macadamia Nut Cookies.



Or some Coconut Fudge Bars.




  1. As soon as you put cookie, cake, and brownie…I was all about it! Love the texture on these babies!

    1. Tina says:

      I know, right! These are so addicting and everyone I know loves them. Their first response is always “hey, these are gooey!” then followed up with “oh my gosh, I have to have another.”

  2. These look so good. I have never heard of making cookies this way, but definitely want to give it a try because the combination of chocolate cake mix and cream cheese sounds to die for! Do they end up tasting at all like cheesecake?

    1. Tina says:

      These actually do not taste like cheesecake. In fact you can’t taste the cream cheese, but it makes these cookies soft and thick. I had never used a cake mix to make cookies until now and I love it! One trick I learned is that the cookies will look underdone when you take them out of the oven but that’s okay…and is actually what you want in order to get that gooey texture. Let me know if you end up making them. 🙂

  3. Kelly says:

    Yum, I love how thick and puffy these cookies are Tina 🙂 I’m all for chocolate-y ooey gooey cookies too and these look so incredible!

    1. Tina says:

      Awesome sauce! Thanks so much. 🙂

  4. First off, thank you for your support of my blog. Thank you for leaving the link to you site in your last comment because I have been trying to find your blog for so long! Gooey cookies are something I’ve never tried, but sound seriously amazing. Pinned!

    1. Tina says:

      Oh my gosh, really?! For some reason something made me think I should leave my blog info…and I’m glad I did. 🙂 Thank you so much for taking the time to visit and I’m happy that you like these cookies. They are one of my favorite and I’m sure you’ll love them. 🙂
      You have an amazing blog! I look forward to seeing what you’re up to, especially your recipes. I marvel at your photographs…simply gorgeous! You are a great inspiration. 🙂

  5. Liz says:

    Wow, I HAVE to try a cookie with a name like Chocolate Gooey! And they’re so easy. A win-win…thanks for sharing!

    1. Tina says:

      You’ll love these! Let me know if you end up making them. 🙂

  6. You had me at chocolate and gooey! These cookies look so good. Can I please have a glass of millk? 😉

    P.S. Love the new watermark your photos!

    1. Tina says:

      Thank you! Glad you stopped by. 🙂 Have a great weekend!

  7. OK yum – this looks so delicious!! And I love how simple they are!

    1. Tina says:

      These are mad tasty…one of my favorite. 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!

  8. So delicious!! There’s nothing like a thick, chocolaty and gooey cookies on a lazy weekend 🙂

    1. Tina says:

      I absolutely agree! 🙂

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