Carrot Cake Gooey Butter Cookies – you guys these cookies only have 6 simple ingredients which makes them perfect for those of us that want carrot cake and cream cheese frosting without all the fuss! Don’t let the simplicity of the recipe fool you…they are out of this world!
If you’ve been on my site before you know I’m all about chocolate ( hello Chocolate Snickerdoodles, Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars, and Chocolate Greek Yogurt Parfaits)!
Today though…it’s all about these super soft and incredibly moist Carrot Cake Gooey Butter Cookies! Trust me when I say these don’t disappoint even the biggest chocolate addicts!
Hallelujah for spring break this week! I’m beyond excited to put my role as a teacher on the back burner for the week and get caught up! I already know my list is much longer than I would ever have time to accomplish in a year let alone this week.
Here’s a quote that pretty much sums it up, “We overestimate what we can accomplish in a day, and underestimate what we can accomplish in a year”. That’s me for sure!
Anyway, sharing the recipe for these incredible Carrot Cake Gooey Butter Cookies was at the top of my list this week and so that’s happening today…nevermind the piles of laundry and filthy garage! Your welcome!
Make Carrot Cake Gooey Butter Cookies for Easter!
I realize Easter is all about carrot cake! Everyone goes crazy for it! I’m not sure if it’s the cake or the cream cheese frosting everyone goes is all twitterpated over.
Well, I’m really not on board with the whole carrot cake craze! But, Carrot Cake Gooey Butter Cookies I can totally get behind!
You know since they are called “gooey” cookies you would imagine them to be soft and gooey inside. They deliver all the gooey you can handle!
If you are more of a cream cheese frosting lover Carrot Cake Gooey Butter Cookies are the answer for you! They have cream cheese mixed right in the dough giving them that amazing tangy, sweet flavor that’s so irresistible!
I know everyone is busy. It is crazy no matter what stage of life you are in! Sometimes though, don’t you feel like if one more thing gets piled on your plate you are going to drop the whole thing.
It kind of feels like I have about 15 balls in the air at once and I’m supposed to juggle them all, all day long, everyday. And the scary part is that you know pretty soon someone is going to throw that 16th ball in and expect you to play with it too!
Well, if you feel that way and somehow you’ve been elected to host Easter dinner, or you elected yourself to make Easter dinner, or if you just need to slap a meal on the table check out these favorites. They are fancy enough for an Easter feast and simple enough you might find yourself coming back to them over and over again on busy weeknights!
Check out this list of easy recipes!
- Make Ahead Breakfast Sliders
- Slow Cooker Brown Sugar Ham
- Easy Parmesan and Garlic Dinner Rolls
- Three Cheese Mashed Potatoes (make ahead)
- Crunchy Cauliflower and Cashew Salad
- No Bake Banana Chocolate Cream Pie
Okay, are you feeling a little better? I totally understand how overwhelming the to do list can be!
Seriously, cut the time consuming carrot cake out and add Carrot Cake Gooey Butter Cookies instead! No one will miss the carrot cake, you might even have time for a bubble bath, And I wouldn’t be surprised if these cookies became your new Easter tradition. They are that good!
Now grab a cookie and move taking care of yourself up on the to do list!
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- ½ c. butter, room temperature
- 1 8oz.pkg cream cheese, room temperature
- 1 egg
- 1 box carrot cake mix
- 1 c. mix ins (salted caramel chips, white chocolate chips, chopped walnuts, etc.)
- 1 c. powdered sugar
- Cream butter and cream cheese together.
- Add egg and beat.
- Add cake mix and beat until incorporated.
- You can add in one cup of add ins. You can choose one kind of add in or a combination of your favorites. Stir to combine.
- Chill cookie dough for at least two hours.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Add powdered sugar to a shallow dish.
- Shape cookies into one inch balls. Roll in powdered sugar. Set on parchement lined baking sheet.
- Bake for 10-12 minutes Cool for 2 minutes on baking sheet then move to wire rack to completely cool.
- Store in an airtight container.