Ah peanut butter cookies, just thinking about them makes my mouth water. Finally with this recipe I can make peanut butter cookies that actually look like cookies and not like something out of a horror movie. Seriously I have never been able to make decent looking cookies with the 3 ingredient recipes that you find on the back of the peanut butter jar. Before my cookies came out very thin and very big they looked more like potato chips. I would get so insulted with myself, but the kids would love it. Humph, if I wanted to make peanut butter chips then I succeeded wonderfully.
So I kept looking for another recipe that would help me because I just felt like a failure not being able to make simple peanut butter cookies. When I make my chocolate chip cookies, those come out perfectly everytime. you can blind fold me, gag me and tie me up and I can still make those chocolate chip cookies come out perfectly. Well now with this peanut butter cookie recipe with a box cake, I can now make them YES!!!!!
So if you love food adventures, why not give this a try. Here’s what you will need.
1 box white cake mix or yellow cake mix
1/2 C oil
1/2 C brown sugar (add more or less for your taste)
2 C peanut butter (add more or less for your taste)
The original recipe did not add extra sugar, but I found the cookies to be blah. Also the original recipe called for less peanut butter and again the cookies tasted blah. Once I added the sugar, there was a nice difference. Then I upped the amount of peanut butter and that helped. I still think that I can add at least another 1/4c-1/2c more peanut butter, but right at the moment the peanut butter is really expensive.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Note: this is just a guideline, our oven might be slightly different, go with how your oven works. you know the best.
Beat the oil and sugar with an electric mixer in a large bowl until smooth. Add the 3 eggs and beat until mixed. Add the the peanut butter until evenly mixed. This will start to be a bit thick, but that’s ok. Stir in the cake mix until just incorporated. This will be thicker, but keep on going. Shape the dough into 1 inch balls, place onto ungreased baking sheets, and flatten with a fork.
Bake in the preheated oven until the edges are golden, about 10-15 minutes.
Note: Different ovens have different cooking times. Try a small batch and taste test and adjust as you go along. Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheet for 1 minute before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.
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