Almond Cream Cheese Crinkles

Almond Cream Cheese Crinkles (Gooey Butter Cookies) SO good! Only 6 ingredients – Cake mix, egg, butter, almond extract, cream cheese, and powdered sugar. Took these to a cookie swap and everyone raved about them. One of my favorite Christmas cookies. SO easy and SO delicious! #cakemix #cookies #almond

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Gooey Butter Cookies with Almond Extract

It’s December, and I have Christmas cookies on my mind.  This might be my new favorite cookie.  These are so simple, but so delicious.  I have to warn you, these cookies are not low-cal.  They have a block of cream cheese and a stick of butter in them. That being said, the cookies are delicious and very addictive.  Chicken Legs recommends waiting to eat the cookies until they are completely cool (he did an unscientific test – for the blog).  These cookies are a new holiday tradition at our house!

How to Make Almond Cream Cheese Crinkles

These Gooey Butter Cookies are super easy to make. In a large bowl, mix together cake mix, egg, almond extract, cream cheese and butter with a hand-held mixer. Cover dough and refrigerate overnight. When ready to bake, scoop the dough, roll in powdered sugar and bake.

  • The dough needs to refrigerate overnight or at least several hours. It will be too sticky if you don’t refrigerate it.
  • Once cool, place the cookies into an air-tight container. They will keep up to 3 days. 
  • Can Almond Cream Cheese Crinkles be frozen? Yes! Once the cookies are completely cool, place them in a freezer bag and freeze. They will keep 3 to 4 months. When ready to eat let the cookies thaw 30 minutes to an hour on the counter.
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Easy Christmas Cookie Recipe

The cookies are a MUST for your holiday cookie tray and any upcoming cookie swaps. I make at least two batches of these cookies during the holidays. They are so easy to make and everyone loves them!

Here are a few more of our favorite cookie recipes from the blog that would also be a great addition to your holiday baking:

Praline Cookies

Praline Cookies – quick pecan cookies that are always a hit on the holiday cookie tray! SO easy to make…

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Almond Cream Cheese Crinkles

Yield: 24 cookies
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Almond Cream Cheese Crinkles (Gooey Butter Cookies) SO good! Only 6 ingredients – Cake mix, egg, butter, almond extract, cream cheese, and powdered sugar. Took these to a cookie swap and everyone raved about them. One of my favorite Christmas cookies. SO easy and SO delicious! #cakemix #cookies #almond

Ingredients:

  • 1 box Golden Butter cake mix
  • 1 egg
  • 1 stick butter, softened
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • 1 (8-oz) cream cheese, softened
  • powdered sugar

Instructions:

  • In a large bowl, mix together cake mix, egg, almond extract, cream cheese and butter with a hand-held mixer. Cover dough and refrigerate overnight.
  • Preheat oven to 325ºF.
  • Roll dough into 1-inch balls and coat in powdered sugar.
  • Place on parchment lined cookie sheet and bake for 10 minutes. The tops will look under cooked, but the bottoms will be golden brown.
  • Allow to cool completely before serving.

Notes:

  • The dough needs to refrigerate overnight or at least several hours. It will be too sticky if you don’t refrigerate it.
  • Once cool, place the cookies into an air-tight container. They will keep up to 3 days. 
  • Can Almond Cream Cheese Crinkles be frozen? Yes! Once the cookies are completely cool, place them in a freezer bag and freeze. They will keep 3 to 4 months. When ready to eat let the cookies thaw 30 minutes to an hour on the counter.

Steph

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  1. I colored my dough green and added red sprinkle sugar to my powdered sugar.

    The recipe yields 3 dozen cookies when using a cookie scoop to form the cookies.

  2. Thank you so much for this recipe.I increased the almond extract to 1 TBS for my taste preference .This is my most requested cookie to make. Everyone loves them. I suggest using the Duncan Hines if you can find it. The Pillsbury Golden Butter works but it much more yellow in color like a yellow cake mix than the ones shown

  3. Hi, found your recipe from Pinterest. I also would like to know how many cookies can I make with this recipe. Thank you!

  4. I just mixed up a double batch of this cookie batter and I am going to be baking cookies for days! I'm using the small Pampered Chef cookie scoop, and I would say the cookies are "two-bite" size. I also had to bake them a few minutes longer than the recipe calls, but that could be my oven.

    I used Duncan Hines Golden Butter cake mix – found it at Kroger. Gooey butter cake is the name of another yummy recipe that uses cake mix and cream cheese.

  5. I haven't ever made any of the "Gooey Butter" cake or cookie recipes but this one looks really good and super easy. I think the combination of almond extract & cream cheese will make it decadent and perfect with a cup of tea. I think I might try adding some slivered almonds as well just to give it a little crunch.

  6. But what does Steph say about the almond????? Did you add Almond extract???? If not why is it called Almond cookies???

  7. This is a gooey butter cookie and the regular recipe calls for 1\4 tsp. Vanilla extract. So maybe add 1/4 tsp. Almond extract instead

  8. This is a gooey butter cookie and the regular recipe calls for 1\4 tsp. Vanilla extract. So maybe add 1/4 tsp. Almond extract instead

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