GOOEY BUTTER, BUT BETTER...

OUR STORY

Russell’s is a family-owned business that opened in 2006 in St. Louis, MO. In the last 15+ years of business, Russell’s has become the local destination for homestyle cooking and baking, but one thing on the menu has been a standout favorite from the beginning: our Gooey Butter. Ours is different from the traditional St. Louis staple. Russell’s Gooey Butter combines the classic rich and gooey cream cheese-based filling with our addition of a buttery, salted shortbread crust. The crust adds texture and provides a balance of salty and sweet to make our gooey butter so special. Made with care by our talented team of bakers, it’s safe to say that we’ve perfected St. Louis’ iconic dessert - it’s Gooey Butter, but better. 


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Russell’s Gooey Butter is a handmade, ready-to-serve dessert, showcasing our family recipe for the signature dessert. We recommend a light dusting of powdered sugar for the traditional gooey butter finish before serving.

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Original Gooey Butter

The award-winning classic. A sweet butter-rich base filling atop a from-scratch salted shortbread cookie crust.

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Chocolate Chip

A sweet  butter-rich base filling with chocolate chips on top of a from-scratch salted shortbread cookie crust.

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Triple Berry

Cranberries, blackberries, and blueberries add a tart contrast to the sweet, butter-rich base filling on top of a from-scratch salted shortbread cookie crust.

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Lemon Curd

Lemon curd adds a refreshing pop of citrus flavor to the sweet butter-rich base filling on top of a from-scratch salted shortbread cookie crust.

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Gooey Butter’s Historic Roots

Our signature Gooey Butter differs from the traditional St. Louis staple. Gooey butter cake is said to have originated in the 1930s from a ‘happy accident’ when a St. Louis baker added too much butter to a coffee cake recipe. The ‘accident’ cakes sold so well, other local bakers picked up on the recipe, and the rest is Gooey Butter history.

About Chef Russell Ping

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Questions about our Gooey Butters or your order? Check out our FAQ for more details on order and shipping times. Still have questions? Visit our contact page for our phone number and email.

CONTACT

For questions, comments, or concerns regarding your Gooey Butter order, please contact our kitchen by calling us at 314-553-9903 or emailing us at russellsgooeybutter@gmail.com.