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Easy Cake Mix Peanut Butter Cookies

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

Make it look easy to make a classic. These deliciously soft and delightfully easy peanut butter cookies are a dream to enjoy, with a moist and chewy texture and just the right amount of peanut butter flavor in every bite. Plus, they’re wonderfully simple to make. Just add peanut butter and brown sugar to a box of classic Betty Crocker™ yellow cake mix and you’re already halfway there. Mix in the rest of your baking ingredients and your dough will be ready for shaping, no cooling required. This easy peanut butter cookie recipe makes 54 cookies, perfect for sharing with fellow peanut butter-loving friends and family! MORE+ LESS-

Updated September 14, 2020
Betty Crocker Cake Mix
Make with
Betty Crocker Cake Mix

Ingredients

1
box Betty Crocker™ Super Moist™ 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

  • Turn these into cookie sandwiches! Either add one to two tablespoons of chocolate frosting in between two cookies or add a scoop of chocolate ice cream for a warm weather treat.
  • Add a hint of salt to these sweet cookies by sprinkling just a pinch of freshly-ground sea salt on your cookies before baking them in the oven.
  • Give your cookies a new look by pressing the bottom of a cut-crystal glass, metal meat tenderizer or cookie stamp onto your cookies before baking. Whichever one you choose make sure to dip it in sugar each time and only lightly flatten the cookies.
  • Make baking easier by using a cookie scoop to keep your cookie balls the same. Cookies bake more evenly when they are uniform in size.
  • Do you love how easy it was to bake cookies with a box of Betty Crocker™ cake mix? Take a look at either this recipe for Cake Mix Monster Cookies or Cake Mix Chocolate Chip Cookies - both delicious recipes that use this same great shortcut.

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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