This is a quick recipe for cookies when you are in a crunch for time and need to have something for the dessert platter now! These are very soft and taste great. I have yet to have anyone toss these cookies back on my platter.

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Ingredients

36
Original recipe yields 36 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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

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  • Pour the cake mix into a large bowl. Make a well in the center, and add 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 set on cookie sheet for 2 to 3 minutes before carefully removing from the cookie sheet to cool on wire racks.

Nutrition Facts

135.2 calories; 2.8 g protein; 12.6 g carbohydrates; 10.6 mg cholesterol; 131.2 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (173)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
07/08/2005
These cookies are awsome! i did make some minor changes though i used 3 eggs substituted milk for the water and added 1 1/2 cup of peanut butter. They were not to cake-like and not to crumbly! perfect in between! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
12/28/2005
They had an unusual taste and texture that I did not care for. Will not make again. Read More
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216 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 118
  • 4 star values: 56
  • 3 star values: 26
  • 2 star values: 7
  • 1 star values: 9
Rating: 4 stars
07/08/2005
These cookies are awsome! i did make some minor changes though i used 3 eggs substituted milk for the water and added 1 1/2 cup of peanut butter. They were not to cake-like and not to crumbly! perfect in between! Read More
(46)
Rating: 5 stars
06/30/2003
This was the BEST peanut butter cookie recipe I have ever made! My husband and kids loved it and so did my company!:) It was VERY easy and quick to make. I did add more peanut butter to my recipe though I think I put in 2 cups instead of the 1 cup it calls for. This made a more peanut-buttery taste to the cookies. Try this one it is easy and the cookies FLY off your cookie rack the second they are baked!:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/21/2003
This recipe was so quick and easy. I made them as bars. I crisscrossed them with a fork and then baked them form about 18 minutes in a 9X13 metal pan. Then when I took them out of the oven I loosened the edges and turned them upside down onto a cookie sheet and cut them with a pizza cutter. Yum! I used almost a whole jar of pnut butter too! Thanks for a great recipe Janet! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/15/2003
EXCELLENT!!!!This is the recipe that I have been searching for. After reading other reviews I added 1 1/2 cups peanut butter and baked for 8 minutes and they came out absolutely wonderful! The kids loved them. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
Absolutely fantastic- I added a little bit more peanut butter, peanut butter chips and chocolate chips and they were by far the best cookies I've ever made! My family couldn't get enough of them! Be sure to bake them a bit longer for firmness. Enjoy!!! Read More
(14)
Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
These are the best Peanut Butter cookies I ever made. And the really cool thing is it's so simple I don't even have to write it down! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/20/2003
This was a very quick and easy recipe. I cut down the cooking time just a bit in order to have a softer cookie. It was great. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/29/2003
I thought these cookies were really good the reason i think they came out to crunchy coked to long that happened to me to but i actually liked them that way i made this recipie 2 days in a row this one is a keeper. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/01/2003
These were so easy, and had a great taste! They also were very soft. I added 1/2 cup more peanut butter, and to half the batch I added chocolate chips. My family enjoyed these and I'll be making these again when I need some cookies quickly! Thanks Janet! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
12/28/2005
They had an unusual taste and texture that I did not care for. Will not make again. Read More
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