Laurel Hart

Computational linguist — Software engineer

Ooey Gooey Butter Cookies

Adapted from ‘allrecipes’
Inspired by ‘Lil’ Luna’: Monster Eye Cookies, Multicolor Monster Eye Cookies



Adaptations / Variations


  1. Combine cream cheese and softened fat/oil until fluffy.
  2. Add in vanilla and egg/egg substitute (and food coloring, if applicable).
  3. Gradually add in cake mix.
  4. Put dough in freezer to chill. Preheat oven to 180°C/350°F and line cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  5. Put powdered sugar on a plate.
  6. When oven is done preheating, take dough out of freezer. Use a spoon to measure out dough and roll into balls. Roll balls in powdered sugar.
  7. Bake 15 to 17 minutes. I found that dough using dairy cream cheese needed a little longer to bake.
  8. Transfer to wire rack to cool. If adding eyes, give the cookies a few minutes to cool first so that they eyes do not melt, but it is easier to add them before the cookies have cooled completely.