Easy Peanut Butter Cookies

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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • Beat the butter and sugar with an electric mixer in a large bowl until smooth. Add the egg and beat until incorporated; then beat in the peanut butter until evenly mixed. Stir in the cake mix until just incorporated. 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 minutes. Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheet for 1 minute before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

Nutrition Facts

272.9 calories; 7.1 g protein; 26.6 g carbohydrates; 13.3 mg cholesterol; 276.9 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (14)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
07/20/2009
The cookies turned out great! I did tweak the recipe a bit though. It seemed a bit too dry, so I added an extra egg and about a teaspoon of water. Just for fun I added some M & Ms to some of the cookies, and they taste great! But they are great without too!!! :o) Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
09/07/2011
The cookies tasted good but they were way too dry. If I ever make this recipe again I'll add a whole stick of butter and another egg but I don't think I'll bother to again. Read More
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17 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
07/20/2009
The cookies turned out great! I did tweak the recipe a bit though. It seemed a bit too dry, so I added an extra egg and about a teaspoon of water. Just for fun I added some M & Ms to some of the cookies, and they taste great! But they are great without too!!! :o) Read More
(56)
Rating: 4 stars
07/20/2009
The cookies turned out great! I did tweak the recipe a bit though. It seemed a bit too dry, so I added an extra egg and about a teaspoon of water. Just for fun I added some M & Ms to some of the cookies, and they taste great! But they are great without too!!! :o) Read More
(56)
Rating: 5 stars
06/27/2011
I added apple sauce and these came out PERFECT! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
09/07/2011
The cookies tasted good but they were way too dry. If I ever make this recipe again I'll add a whole stick of butter and another egg but I don't think I'll bother to again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/24/2012
I used butter the first time and found them a little too dry. I used vegetable oil instead of butter the next time. It was much better and the taste wasn't any different. I used to make a similiar cookie with smooth peanut butter on a much larger scale at a coffee shop in Las Vegas where I worked. It was always a big hit! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/25/2012
Easy recipe good ingredients...two bits of a so so issue. #1 Very crumbly...very. Makes sure to really work each little ball smooth before placing it on the cookie sheet and pressing with a fork. I used a small scooper and my 1st tray was very crumbly when I picked them up while still warm & after they were cooled. Totally work the cookie dough good. And possibly add either 1/4 cup more butter OR an additional egg for better binding. #2 even though there was 1 small 18 jar of peanut butter to the batch...I thought it needed just a tad more possibly 1/2 cup more. That's just me. But other then that. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/23/2015
I followed other recommendations to add an extra egg. Also PB in my area only comes in 16 oz. jars not 18 so I threw in a couple dollops of creamy PB. Cookies took a bit longer to cook but they came out moist chewy and tanned and firm on the top and edges. I think they'll go down well at my class potluck because they're not overwhelmingly sweet. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/09/2016
made these with 1 stick butter 2 eggs 1 cup brown sugar and a small package of chocolate chips....better not so dry in the final cookie. will make them again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/07/2014
I thought it was great just the way it is written. I did not have the dryness problem others mentioned but will keep it in mind when I make them again. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
10/16/2018
I changed it up a little and put cocoa powder in it. I only made half of a batch Jiffy cake mix. Turned perfect Read More
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