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Christmas Gooey Butter Cookies with Sprinkles

Christmas Gooey Butter Cookies will melt in your mouth for a special holiday treat. The powdered sugar and sprinkles are a fun addition for your holiday gathering that everyone will enjoy!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Butter Cookies, Cookies, Holiday
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Refrigeration 1 day
Total Time 1 day 30 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 95kcal
Author Candi Elm


  • 1/2 Cup Unsalted Butter
  • 1 8 oz Cream Cheese
  • 1 Large Egg
  • 1 ts Vanilla Extract You can use Almond, Lemon or Peppermint Instead.
  • 1 Box White Cake Mix
  • 1/2 Cup Holiday Sprinkles Divided
  • 1/2 Cup Confectioners Sugar


  • Cream Together Softened Butter and Softened Cream Cheese. Add the Egg and Vanilla Extract and Beat until Mixed. Beat in the White Cake Mix until blended.
  • Stir in 1/4 cup of the sprinkles. Refrigerate overnight or minimum one hour. Overnight works best.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Add a Silpat or Parchment Paper to Cookie Sheet. Scoop Out Rounded Tablespoonfuls of dough. Roll into 1 inch balls and then roll in bowl of sprinkles and then roll in confections sugar.
  • Place on the cookie sheet and bake for 8-10 minutes. You can test a few to see what amount of time works best. I tried 8 and they were not done. I went with 10 minutes.
  • Take out of oven and after 2-3 minutes place on a wire cooling rack.


These cookies are very moist and almost feel uncooked. They are delicious and very soft and buttery and that's where they get their name. Butter Ooey Gooey Cookies. They make 3 sheets of 12 cookies. 
Depending on your elevation and oven, you may have to test them to get the right doneness. You can change up the sprinkles and make them for Valentine's Day, Easter or whatever holiday or occasion you choose. 


Serving: 3g | Calories: 95kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 36mg | Sodium: 7mg | Potassium: 6mg | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 259IU | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 1mg