A few weeks ago I was scrolling through my Facebook feed and came across a recipe titled “Cake Mix Gooey Butter Cookies.” I was intrigued because the recipe only had five ingredients. During this season of life I need easy. I wanted to make the cookies for my husband’s guy’s night, but first I did a tester batch and made them for my husband to take to work.
The cookies were a hit and people said:
“they taste like cake, but it’s a cookie.”
“they’re so soft and fluffy.”
“they melt in your mouth.”
“what are these magical things?”
Personally, speaking I think “Cake Mix Gooey Butter Cookies” is a long and really boring title so I decided to name the cookie “Cloud Cookies.” The title seemed fitting after people said that the cookies melt in your mouth.
In my tester batch I followed the recipe exactly. Obviously, people loved them, but I couldn’t help and think that the cookies needed a little something more. In my second batch I added the zest and juice of one lemon. The addition of lemon really adds just the right extra of brightness. The addition of lemon is the only change I made.
In the video it shows the person mixing everything by hand. If you have a hand or stand mixer I would suggest using that. Trust me it will make your life so much easier.
For the complete recipe please go here