Raspberry Gooey Butter Cookies

These delightful chewy and delicious Raspberry Gooey Butter Cookies are made easy with a cake mix and a fun raspberry flavor that gives them a perfect fruity.

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A stack of raspberry gooey butter cookies topped with powdered sugar and sitting on a round, pink plate on top of a pink cloth

Gooey Butter Cake has taken the baking world by storm so I inevitably wanted to go into this very chartered ground and come out with my own twist: Raspberry Gooey Butter Cookies.  I know that sounds like a pretty hefty exaggeration but it is kinda true.  When Paula Deen brought real attention to this cake a few years back, everyone found out about it.  But I knew about gooey butter cake decades ago.  To my family, it is just called gooey gooey cake.  And the original recipe came from my Aunt Bev who is famous for the caramel in my most popular recipe: Real Deal Caramel Cake.

Aunt Bev lives in St. Louis and has made the gooey gooey cake for as long as I can remember.  She gave the recipe to my mom when my brother and I were young. Then my mom made it a go-to recipe of her own.  I bring all of this up because I find it so strange how people decide who we associate something with.  I appreciate Paula Deen for all she is and does but this cake will always belong to my Aunt Bev.  So these fun Valentine’s Day raspberry gooey butter cookies are a tribute to her who I deem the true founder of Gooey Gooey Cake.

Ingredients

  • Cream Cheese & Butter Combo: A block of cream cheese joins forces with unsalted butter, both softened to perfection. They’re the dynamic duo bringing creamy goodness to our cookies.
  • Egg: One large egg steps in as the binder, keeping our cookie dough just right in texture.
  • Cake Mix Magic: White cake mix is the secret shortcut, adding sweetness and a perfect base.
  • Powdered Sugar: A dusting of powdered sugar for that final touch of sweetness and a hint of elegance.
  • Raspberry Gelatin Twist: Raspberry gelatin brings a burst of berry flavor and a fun, vibrant hue. It’s the star that makes these cookies pop! You can also replace with another flavor if you want.
  • Color Me Fun (Optional): A drop or two of red or pink food coloring to amp up the visual appeal, if you’re feeling extra artsy.

How to Make Raspberry Gooey Butter Cookies

  • Add cream cheese and butter to the bowl of your mixer and cream until smooth.
  • Next turn mixer to medium and add in one egg until batter is smooth.
  • Then turn your mixer to a low speed and add in gelatin, cake mix and food coloring until everything is well combined and thick.
  • Remove finished cookie dough from the mixer and wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 20-30 minutes.
  • While dough chills, preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  • Remove chilled dough from refrigerator and roll into small balls and place on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet.
  • Sprinkle the tops of the cookies with powdered sugar and bake for 10-12 minutes. Remove and cool for 10 minutes.
Close up of a stack of raspberry gooey butter cookies topped with powdered sugar and sitting on a round, pink plate on top of a pink cloth

How to Store

To keep your raspberry gooey butter cookies fresh and delicious, let them cool completely after baking. Then, store them in an airtight container at room temperature. This way, they’ll stay perfectly gooey and irresistible for up to a week, ready to delight your taste buds whenever you crave a sweet treat!

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A plate of raspberry gooey cookies on the table.

Raspberry Gooey Butter Cookies

Raspberry Gooey Butter Cookies are made easy with a cake mix and a fun raspberry flavor that gives them a perfect fruity flavor and colorful appearance! They cook up so chewy and soft! A cookie that's when you need a fun and delicious cookie but don't have tons of time.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Course: Dessert
Servings: 24 servings

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened 1 block
  • ½ cup unsalted butter softened
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 box white cake mix
  • ¼ cup powdered sugar
  • 3 ounces raspberry gelatin 1 box- JUST THE POWDER MIX
  • OPTIONAL 1-2 drops red or pink food coloring

Instructions

  • Add cream cheese and butter to the bowl of your mixer and cream until smooth.
  • Next turn mixer to medium and add in one egg until batter is smooth.
  • Then turn your mixer to a low speed and add in gelatin, cake mix and food coloring until everything is well combined and thick.
  • Remove finished cookie dough from the mixer and wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 20-30 minutes.
  • While dough chills, preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  • Remove chilled dough from refrigerator and roll into small balls and place on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet.
  • Sprinkle the tops of the cookies with powdered sugar and bake for 10-12 minutes. Remove and cool for 10 minutes.

Notes

  • Round Cookies: Shaping the cookie dough into round balls helps them bake up in a more circular shape.
  • Vibrant Cookie Color. You will get a more vibrant color by adding some red or pink food coloring.
  • Use a Cookie Scoop. This ensures your cookies are similar in size which aids in more even baking.
  • Don’t Skip Refrigerating the Dough. Resting the dough improves the flavor but also keeps the cookies from overspreading.
  • Don’t Over Bake. To keep them gooey you want to avoid cooking them too much as they can dry out.

Nutrition

Calories: 167kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 28mg | Sodium: 199mg | Potassium: 29mg | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 255IU | Calcium: 59mg | Iron: 0.5mg
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Comments

  1. Perfect for Valentine’s Day!! So pretty and yummy sounding. Thank you for sharing this recipe! I found you through a comment you made on Just One Cookbook!

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  3. My jaw literally dropped when I saw these. How gorgoeus are these?! And how could you not love the title : raspberry butter cookies. I can’t get over it; these look so good! Pinning!

  4. These should definitely win the cutest cookie award, and I love raspberry I would use the whole package of gelatin!!!

  5. These cookies look unbelievably pretty! I think I’m in love with its lovely pinky color ;–) xx

5 from 2 votes (1 rating without comment)

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