New-Fashioned Peanut Butter Cookies

Make homemade cookies the new-fashioned way! Cake mix gives you a quick start.

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 40 min
  • Servings 54

Ingredients

1
box Betty Crocker™ SuperMoist™ yellow cake mix
1/4
cup packed brown sugar
2
tablespoons water
1
cup creamy peanut butter
1/4
cup shortening or vegetable oil
2
eggs
Granulated sugar
  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F (350°F for dark or nonstick pans). In large bowl, beat cake mix, brown sugar, water, peanut butter, shortening and eggs with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth.
  • 2 Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Roll in granulated sugar and, on ungreased cookie sheet, place 2 inches apart. Flatten in crisscross pattern with fork dipped in sugar.
  • 3 Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown. Cool 1 minute; remove from cookie sheet to cooling rack. Store covered.

Expert Tips

Spread 1 to 2 teaspoons chocolate frosting between bottoms of two cookies and press lightly for Chocolate-Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies.

Give a new look to peanut butter cookies by pressing the bottom of a cut-crystal glass, metal meat tenderizer, potato masher or cookie stamp onto cookies before baking. Whichever one you use, be sure to dip it in sugar each time you press a cookie.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
80
(
Calories from Fat
35),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
4g
4%
(Saturated Fat
1g,
1%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
10mg
10%;
Sodium
80mg
80%;
Total Carbohydrate
10g
10%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
6g
6%
),
Protein
1g
1%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.