Cookie Dough Gooey Butter Blondies

Gooey butter cake. Even the three words make your taste buds tingle and your stomach feel rather hungry. Adding a dash of Gookie Dough completes this recipe so you now have blondies which have a layer of cookie dough. Could life get any more perfect? Find out how to make them here! 

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You will need 

(For the base)

One box of vanilla cake mix

115g of melted butter 

One egg

(For the cookie dough filling)

Two monster tubs of Gookie Dough 

(Top layer)

225g of cream cheese at room temperature 

65g of light brown sugar 

Two eggs

190g of icing sugar 


Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celcius and line a 9x13 baking tray with foil and cooking spray. In a bowl, combine your cake mix and melted butter until a thick dough forms. Take your prepared tray and press it in. 

Take the Gookie Dough and leave it at room temperature for around half an hour so it softens and becomes easier to work with. Spread it on top of the cake base, around half an inch from the edge. 

Now, it's the top layer. In a bowl, beat the cream cheese and brown sugar until smooth. Add the eggs and vanilla and mix until combined and the consistency is nice and smooth. Now beat in the icing sugar until there are no visible lumps. Pour the mixture over the cookie dough layer. 

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Place the 9x13 tray on top of a cookie sheet and place it in the oven on the middle rack. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until the edges are golden and the centre is nearly set. Allow to cool for 30 minutes and then transfer to the fridge to chill for at least two hours. Dust with icing sugar for decoration and cut into squares for serving. 

Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to five days. Any leftover Gookie Dough? Feel free to take a spoon and dig right in. Calories do not count anymore, winter is approaching and we need to get a thicker skin, okay? Let us know what you think in the comments below! *Recipe adapted from*