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I've always had a love for baking, but it wasn't until I was in college that I had a desire to learn how to cook. In 2009, I decided to start my own cooking blog so I could access my recipes from anywhere, and ktmadeit.com was born.

I love trying new recipes and finding ways to make them healthier & happier on the hips! I love everything about food: the taste, the smells, the presentation, the experimenting, etc. I love to entertain, so I figured this was a great way to bring people together. Hope you enjoy trying out some of the recipes. Happy cooking!

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Strawberry Gooey Butter Cookies


The gooey butter cake was supposedly first made by a St. Louis area German baker who reversed his proportions of sugar and flour. His mistake turned into a great St. Louis tradition, which is the gooey butter cake. As I stand here in my kitchen, baking these delicious cookies once again, I decided to do some research on this delicious St. Louis recipe. My family currently resides in St. Louis and I spent 6 years of my life there when I was a teen, and I knew the recipe originated in St. Louis. Didn't realize the gooey butter cake has been around since the 1930s! The recipe posted here was created to decrease the preparation time for people baking these cookies at home. Not sure where this recipe came from, but I'm so happy to have it and share it with you. Talk about love at first bite!
{ Prep Time: 15 mins / Cook Time: 11-13 mins / Difficulty: Easy / Yields: 36 cookies }

Ingredients:
1 (8oz) package light (or regular) cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup unsalted butter (1 stick), softened
1 egg, at room temperature
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
1 (18oz) box Duncan Hines strawberry cake mix
1/3 cup powdered sugar (plus a couple extra Tbsp for dusting)

Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a medium mixing bowl fitted with the paddle attachment, cream together butter and cream cheese.
2. Add the egg and vanilla, and mix just until combined.
3. Slowly add the cake mix, and combine at low speed until all ingredients are blended together.
4. Measure out powdered sugar in a small bowl. Using a small (1") ice cream scoop, scoop dough into 1" balls, then roll around in the powdered sugar. Place 1" apart on an ungreased baking sheet.
5. Bake for 11-13 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool for 1 minute. Then transfer to wire racks to cool completely.

Borrowed from Mama's Cookbook, "From My Kitchen, With Love"

1 comment:

  1. Strawberry, gooey and butter in a title? You've definitely got my attention!!! :D

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