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.
Here's a little fun fact you may or may not know about me, I bake a lot. And not just for my family. As a result, I'm always looking for easy and delicious recipes.
I love the idea of making cookies from a cake mix. Using a cake mix to bake cookies is just one of my Cake Mix Baking Secrets I share with you on this site. Which is exactly why I love this recipe! It starts out with a cake mix!
These are yellow cake mix cookies that just happen to be another one of my favorite easy cookie recipes.
Want to try to bake chocolate peanut butter cake mix cookies? Use a box of chocolate cake mix and add the amount of peanut butter listed in this recipe. YUMMY!
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Main Ingredients Needed
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- One box vanilla cake mix
- Peanut Butter
Baking Tip: It’s always best to refrigerate the dough as it’s easier to work with chilled dough. Cake mix cookies tend to be a little stickier than traditional cookie dough because of the added oil.
Step 1: Combine the Ingredients
In a mixing bowl, combine the eggs, oil and peanut butter until well combined. Add the cake mix until completely combined. Chill the dough for about 30 minutes.
Step 2: How to Make a Cross Hatch Design
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.
Step 3: Baking Instructions
Bake in a 350 preheated degree oven for 10 minutes or just until they are slightly browned. Remove from the baking sheet to cool.
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.
- The same goes for baking cookies from a cake mix. You may not get as many cookies as you did when the cake mix boxes were slightly larger.
How to Adjust for a Smaller Box Cake Mix?
I did some research online and found that for some people the new sizes of boxed cake mix is affecting, not only this recipe for Peanut Butter Cake Mix Cookies, but other recipes that use a cake mix as an ingredient.
- 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.
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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
- ½ 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.
- Chill the dough for 30 minutes.
- 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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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 192Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 16mgSodium: 216mgCarbohydrates: 21gFiber: 1gSugar: 10gProtein: 4g
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This recipe has been updated since it first appeared in 2014 with new photos and a new printable recipe card that includes nutritional information. I hope you enjoy the updates as much as I enjoyed working on them!