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Cake Mix Peanut Butter Cookies

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Rating: 5/5
11 reviews

ready in: under 30 minutes
serves/makes:   36

recipe id: 4083

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1 package (18.5 ounce size) yellow cake mix
1 cup creamy peanut butter
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 eggs
2 tablespoons water


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Pour the dry cake mix into a large bowl. Make a well in the center. Add the peanut butter, oil, eggs, and water. Mix until well blended. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets. Flatten slightly using a fork dipped in water.

Bake for 10 to 12 minutes in the preheated oven. Let cookies cool on cookie sheet for 2 to 3 minutes before carefully removing from the cookie sheet to finish cooling on wire racks.

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136 calories, 9 grams fat, 13 grams carbohydrates, 3 grams protein per serving. This recipe is low in sodium.
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REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
Kinda small but loved them

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REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
These are great! Fast and easy. Especially with last minute company company.

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rhonda nichols

used sugar-free cake mix 1/3 cup oil,put crushed peanuts on top. They turned out great.

I used 1/3 cup oil and sugar-free cake mix, also put crushed peanuts on top. Turned out great.

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REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
Where can you find 18.5 oz. cake mixes any more? Has anyone converted to the new weights?

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Jul 22, 2002

REVIEW: 4 star recipe rating
I used 1/3 cup oil since people mentioned they get greasy. I think it might have to do with the brand of peanut butter you use though or maybe the cake mix. I think 1/2 cup would have been ok. They turned out good enough for what I was making them for.

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REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
Great cookies turned out fantastic, they do spread out a bit when baking.

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REVIEW: 4 star recipe rating
Good recipe but reduce oil to 1/3 cup for better results, they're fluffier and less oily that way

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I give them a five star made them tonight for work tomorrow easy to make and taste even better I used chunky peanut butter loved them will make for the holidays

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REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
They turned out great. I modified it slightly, substituting applesauce in place of the veg oil, equalled portioned. They tasted very light, fluffy, cakelike a little, and by no means greasy. At all! A little more healthy way to enjoy this tasty treat! Try it! Mmmmm

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REVIEW: 3 star recipe rating
Taste was great but they were extremely greasy. There was oil everywhere and they wouldn't hold together. I added flour and water to try to salvage the dough. I'm thinking the 'moist' dry cake mixes don't work very well with this recipe...

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Dec 25, 2007

REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
Easy and very good. Made them for Christmas

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REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
these cookies were delicious and so easy to make!!

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REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
My son and I made these, except I didn't have a golden cake mix so we used a spice cake mix. They were terrific and easy to make. Next time, he wants to use a Devil's Food mix!

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