Kentucky Butter Cake Cookies

These Kentucky Butter Cake Cookies are a delightful twist on the classic butter cake. They are soft, sweet, and utterly delicious. The addition of the glaze gives them an extra layer of flavor that will leave you reaching for more. These cookies are perfect for any occasion, from a casual afternoon snack to a fancy dessert.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

These cookies are incredibly easy to make and require only a handful of ingredients. They are perfect for anyone who loves the rich, buttery flavor of traditional butter cake but wants it in a convenient, handheld form. The glaze adds a wonderful touch of sweetness and a hint of vanilla, making these cookies absolutely irresistible.

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 8 minutes
  • Total Time: 23 minutes
  • Kcal: 130 per cookie
  • Servings: Makes about 24 cookies


  • 1 box white cake mix
  • 2 eggs, whisked
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted


  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 1 tsp vanilla


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, whisked eggs, and melted butter. Mix until completely incorporated. Note that the dough will be thick.
  3. Using a medium-sized cookie scoop or heaping tablespoon, scoop the cookies onto a parchment-lined cookie sheet.
  4. Bake for 7-8 minutes, then remove from the oven and let them cool on the cookie sheet for 4-5 minutes before transferring them to a cooling rack. Repeat until all of the dough is baked.


  1. In a small saucepan, combine the glaze ingredients. Cook over medium-low heat until the sugar is dissolved (about 4 minutes), whisking the whole time.
  2. Spoon a teaspoon of glaze over each cookie and spread it out, if necessary.
  3. Let the glaze set, then sprinkle the cookies with powdered sugar.


Keep your Kentucky Butter Cake Cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days.

Recipe Tips:

  • For a twist, you can add a sprinkle of finely chopped nuts on top of the glaze for added texture and flavor.
  • These cookies can also be frozen for up to a month. Simply thaw them at room temperature when you’re ready to enjoy them again.

Enjoy these delightful Kentucky Butter Cake Cookies as a sweet treat with your favorite hot beverage or as a delightful dessert at any gathering. They are sure to be a hit with friends and family alike.

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