Chess Squares

I came across this recipe on Pinterest, and since Scott gave me the blessing to make other things for him beside cookies to take work, I thought I would go with a nice and easy bar cookie.  The recipe that follows seemed easy enough.

Original recipe is here: Apparently they are very close to the Gooey Butter Cake recipe from Paula Deen as well.

What You Need

1 box yellow cake mix

3 eggs

1 stick butter (melted)

8 oz cream cheese, softened

4 cups powdered sugar


And Here’s What You Do

Preheat oven to 300.  Grease a 9×13 pan.  Mix the cake mix, butter, and 1 egg together until combined.  Press the soft dough evenly into the bottom of the pan.

Please excuse my fingerprints!

Mix together the cream cheese, the powdered sugar, and the remaining two eggs.  Pour evenly on top of the crust in the pan.

Lovely and creamy!

Bake for 40-50 minutes or until the top is golden.


What I Did

I was about halfway through pushing the crust into the pan when I realized that this recipe is almost identical to Scott’s recipe for “Chewy Cheese Cookies”.  Really the only thing that is missing is the nuts.  So, I made him the same cookies that he makes for people all of the time.  So much for trying something completely new!



They didn’t look identical to the chewy cheese cookies in that they resembled cheesecake just a little bit more.  Scott says they are really good, but a bit sweeter than the cookies that he makes.  He also doesn’t use as much sugar as his recipe calls for.  They are also a bit gooier than his cookies.  But really, they are both fantastic!

Oh yum!

He said that he would also like to wait until they cool completely and see if they set up a bit more.  I guess we’ll see if they last that long!


Until Next Time,

Peace, Love, and Cupcakes

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