Gooey Butter Cookies are a very special treat! St. Louis is known for their Gooey Butter Cake--and this cookie is deserving of the gooey butter name! Make a batch today and listen to all the ooohs and aaaahhs coming back atcha! #SoNomNom4u #GooeyButterCookies #Vegetarian
1 stick of butter, at room temp
1 (8 oz) block of cream cheese
1-1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla
2-1/4 cups flour
1/2 cup powdered milk
3 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
Preheat oven to 350°F
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a stand alone mixer, beat butter, cream cheese, sugar and egg until well blended and smooth. add vanilla.
In a medium bowl, mix flour, powdered milk, and baking powder until well blended. Add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients, beating as you add.
Add the 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar to a small plate.
Scoop a tablespoon of the dough and roll it into a ball. Roll the ball of dough into the confectioners' sugar and place it onto the parchment lined baking sheet. Repeat until you have a full baking sheet. Make sure to leave about 2 inches of space between all sides of each ball.
Bake 10-12 minutes. and place on a cooling rack to cool.
Repeat until all dough is made into cookies.