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Eggnog Gooey Butter Cookies

Perfect for the holiday season, these Eggnog Gooey Butter Cookies will have your kitchen smelling amazing, and your guests asking for more!
Prep Time 8 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 12
Author Bullock's Buzz

Ingredients

  • 8 oz brick of cream cheese softened at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup butter 1 stick, softened at room temperature
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 teaspoons rum extract
  • 1 Pillsbury Golden Butter cake mix
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, add the cream cheese and butter. Cream until smooth.
  • Add the egg and nutmeg and mix well.
  • Stir in the rum extract.
  • Add the cake mix and baking powder and stir until all of the ingredients are well incorporated.
  • Cover and chill for 30 minutes for easier handling.
  • Once chilled, roll the cookie dough into 2 inch balls and then roll them in powdered sugar. Place on the lined baking sheet, at least 2 inches apart.
  • Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes. Do not allow the cookies to brown. They should be soft and a bit gooey on top when you take them out of the oven.
  • Allow the cookies to cool on the pan for 5 minutes before transferring them to a wire rack.
  • Sprinkle additional powdered sugar on the cookies, if desired.
  • ENJOY!!
  • *Store in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.

Notes

The total time includes 30 minutes in the fridge to make the dough easier to handle.