Peanut Butter Cake Mix Cookies – soft, delicious and made with only four ingredients, these are sure to become one of your favorite recipes to make for your family. Another fun cake mix hack cookie recipe that’s the perfect after school snack that little and big kids are going to love.
Today I’m sharing a recipe for Peanut Butter Cookies that starts out with a cake mix. Here’s a little fun fact you may or may not know about me, I bake a lot. And not just for my family.
Most of the time I’m baking for football games, track meets, fundraisers, etc, and every Monday I bake for our church’s Community Outreach Meal.
As a result, I’m always looking for easy and delicious recipes. I love the idea of making cookies from a cake mix. Which is exactly why I love this recipe. It starts out with a cake mix! This easy cookie recipes is delicious.
What Size Cake Mix?
Have you noticed lately that boxed cake mixes have changed sizes? They used to be 18 ounces and then they dropped down to 16 ounces. The boxes I currently have sitting in my pantry are sized 15.25 ounces.
How does this affect a recipe that calls for a cake mix?
- If preparing a cake from the cake mix, you may notice that cake doesn’t rise as high as it used to.
- When making cupcakes from a cake mix, you may end up with one less cupcake.
How to Adjust for a Smaller Box Cake Mix?
I did some research online and found that if the new sizes of boxed cake mix is affecting your recipes, you can easily add 3 to 6 tablespoons of yellow cake mix to the recipe.
- Keep an extra box of yellow cake mix stored in a plastic container or one of my favorite mason jars.
- Add 3 to 6 tablespoons of the yellow cake mix to ANY flavor boxed cake mix. It doesn’t matter if it’s a chocolate cake mix or a strawberry cake mix.
- Once everything is combined completely, it will be fine and you won’t be able to tell you added yellow cake mix to a chocolate cake mix.
Make sure you print out the recipe below and save it for later!
- One box vanilla cake mix
- Peanut Butter
In a mixing bowl, combine the eggs, oil and peanut butter until well combined. Add the cake mix until completely combined. Using a small cookie scoop or a tablespoon, place the cookies on a parchment lined baking sheet.
Using a fork, slightly floured, press the fork into each cookie to form the “cross hatch” design.
Bake in a 350 preheated degree oven for 10 minutes or just until they are slightly browned. Remove from the baking sheet to cool.
Check out these Other Great Cake Mix Recipes:
- Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cake
- Chocolate Sugar Crinkle Cookies
- Red Velvet Sandwich Cookies
- 4 Different Cookies from a Cake Mix
- This recipe for Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Bars is even easier to make AND uses a cake mix too!
- 1 box yellow cake mix
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup oil
- 1 cup peanut butter
- In a mixing bowl, combine the eggs, oil and peanut butter until well combined.
- Add the cake mix until completely combined.
- Using a small cookie scoop or a tablespoon, place the cookies on a parchment lined baking sheet.
- Using a fork, slightly floured, press the fork into each cookie to form the "cross hatch" design.
- Bake in a 350 preheated degree oven for 10 minutes or just until they are slightly browned.
- Remove from the baking sheet to cool.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 24 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 192Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 16mgSodium: 216mgCarbohydrates: 21gFiber: 1gSugar: 10gProtein: 4g
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