A popular recipe for chocolate gooey butter cookies by Paula Deen on FoodNetwork.com involves a combination of chocolate cake mix, cream cheese, butter, egg and vanilla extract. A cake mix chocolate cookie recipe is also available at BettyCrocker.com.
To make chocolate gooey butter cookies according to Paula Deen's instructions, use an electric mixer to combine 8 ounces of softened cream cheese and 1 stick of softened butter. Incorporate 1 egg before adding in 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract. Beat in the contents of an 18-ounce box of moist chocolate cake mix. Store the cookie dough in the refrigerator for two hours.
Shape tablespoon-sized pieces of dough into balls. Lightly coat the cookies with confectioners' sugar, and arrange them on a cookie sheet, leaving 2 inches of space between each cookie. Bake the cookies at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 12 minutes. The cookies should remain soft and moist when they are done.
Follow Betty Crocker's cake mix chocolate cookie recipe by using a mixing spoon to combine 1 box of Betty Crocker Supermoist devil's food cake mix with 1/3 cup of vegetable oil, 2 eggs and 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract. Chill the dough for 15 minutes or until it is easy to handle. Roll pieces of the dough into 1-inch balls, and lightly cover them in granulated sugar. Place the cookies 2 inches apart on a cookie sheet, and bake them at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for approximately 10 minutes or until they are firm.