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Chocolate Butter Cookies

Today I went through my recipes and pulled those that I want to bake in the coming weeks. Lucky for me, Mike will take all of my finished products to work with him — otherwise I think I’d gain 20 lbs eating all the yummies! Today I made chocolate butter cookies, because some people from Mike’s work actually requested them. See, that’s how GOOD these things are. And it’s a Paula Deen [1] recipe — and while her southern accent drives me nuts sometimes, I do enjoy her more-butter-is-better philosophy. ;)

1 stick butter, softened
8 oz. brick cream cheese, at room temp
1 egg
1 tea. vanilla extract
1 box moist chocolate cake mix
Powdered sugar for dusting

Cream butter and cream cheese with electric mixer. Beat in egg, then beat in the vanilla. Beat in the cake mix (add a little mix at a time). Cover and refrigerate for 2hrs. Preheat oven to 350F. Roll chilled batter into tablespoon-sized balls and roll them in powdered sugar. Place on a cookie sheet and bake for 12 minutes.