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Cake Mix Peanut Butter Cookies

Cake Mix Peanut Butter Cookies
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 40 min
  • Servings 54

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

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

Steps

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  • 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 Facts

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
80
Calories from Fat
35
% Daily Value
Total Fat
4g
6%
Saturated Fat
1g
5%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
10mg
3%
Sodium
80mg
3%
Potassium
40mg
1%
Total Carbohydrate
10g
3%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
6g
Protein
1g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
0%
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 Choice
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
More About This Recipe
  • You don’t have to decide between traditional and modern when you have this cookie recipe on hand. It has the rich flavor of a classic peanut butter cookie but is made super easy and extra moist thanks to Betty Crocker cake mix. Delicious homemade cookies don’t get much simpler than that! You could always follow our step-by-step instructions on how to make the perfect peanut butter cookies from scratch, but you’ll still get those same beautiful fork marks and sweet taste if you follow this shortcut version. Just press your fork into the dough, watch them rise, let them cool (if you can wait), and enjoy.

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