Finding time to bake while in college can be difficult. When you need to bring a snack of some sort to share to an event, you don’t want to have to be the person that just bought a bag of chips.  This is a really simple recipe that you can prep and bake around your schedule.  You prepare the dough quickly then refrigerate until you have time later to actually bake it. I've used this recipe many times for get-togethers and events and it has always been a hit. You get to impress your friends with a delicious little treat that’s incredibly easy to make!

Estimated Cost of Recipe:  Under $10

Total Time Estimates:
5 minutes to make the dough
4+ hours of refrigeration
11-13 minutes baking per batch (typically 3 to 4 batches of 12 to 15 cookies on a tray)

Large mixing bowl
Electric hand mixer
Small bowl
Cookie trays

1 box cake mix (traditionally yellow cake mix)
1 (8 oz.) pkg. cream cheese, softened
1 stick butter, softened
1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla extract
Powdered sugar

Step 1: Allow Butter and Cream Cheese to Soften

Set the cream cheese and butter out to soften if very cold/frozen. Don’t microwave the cream cheese and butter. You just want them soft enough to mix well, not melted.
Those look delish
Those look amazing! Thank you for the tutorial!
Dude! These are a classic from my hometown, St. Louis!! Thank you so much for the recipe!
That sounds good, I don't think I've had a butter cookie before! I'll have to try them now :)

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