A quick and easy cookie with peanut butter and chocolate chips. Fun for older children to do on their own.

Fran

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
8 mins
additional:
2 mins
total:
20 mins
Servings:
36
Yield:
3 dozen
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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). Grease cookie sheets.

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  • In a large bowl, cream together the eggs, water, margarine and peanut butter. Stir in the cake mix and blend well. Finally, fold in chocolate chips. Drop by rounded spoonfuls onto the prepared cookie sheet.

  • Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

Nutrition Facts

164 calories; protein 3.2g 6% DV; carbohydrates 18.5g 6% DV; fat 9.6g 15% DV; cholesterol 10.6mg 4% DV; sodium 149.2mg 6% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
09/14/2004
I am not exaggerating when I say this is by far the best cookie recipe I've ever made/tasted in every regard!!! Not only is it extremely easy to make with a few simple inexpensive ingredients you can keep around the house but the dough is heavenly to snack on and the cookies are soft and moist and to die for! Whenever I take these cookies somewhere everyone loves them! And I love that you can mix the dough by hand without even having to get out the mixer which is critical in this house when my toddler (and husband) are sleeping. I've made these cookies dozens of times since I first discovered this recipe and I doubt I'll ever make any other kind of chocolate chip cookie in my life! Thank you so much for these cookies!!! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
05/09/2012
My family found these just okay. They are easy to make and puff up nicely. However they will NEVER replace good ole Tollhouse. Also the dough was not as great as others said. Read More
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133 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 85
  • 4 star values: 34
  • 3 star values: 9
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
09/14/2004
I am not exaggerating when I say this is by far the best cookie recipe I've ever made/tasted in every regard!!! Not only is it extremely easy to make with a few simple inexpensive ingredients you can keep around the house but the dough is heavenly to snack on and the cookies are soft and moist and to die for! Whenever I take these cookies somewhere everyone loves them! And I love that you can mix the dough by hand without even having to get out the mixer which is critical in this house when my toddler (and husband) are sleeping. I've made these cookies dozens of times since I first discovered this recipe and I doubt I'll ever make any other kind of chocolate chip cookie in my life! Thank you so much for these cookies!!! Read More
(49)
Rating: 5 stars
10/19/2007
wow. let me warn you these cookies are dangerous! as someone who prides herself on baking from "scratch" these cookies are oustanding! the batter is disgustingly delicious -- i recommend leaving the kitchen while they're in the oven or there won't be any batter left to bake! all in all very delicious. they're pretty soft right out of the oven but when left to stand for a bit they "firm" (they're still very soft cookies) up nicely. so glad i found these! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/16/2003
These cookies are delicious easy and practically as good as cookies made from scratch. The peanut butter gives it that extra something that cake mix cookies usually lack. A Winner in my house! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/10/2008
Well I'll have you know that this is the first recipe that I've made off of this site so it was kinda special! My Mom and My husband & I really loved these so much that I made a batch for some friends. I put the cookies on a beautiful christmas plate then wrapped it used some transparent gift wrap and tied christmas colored ribbons that were curly cued for added fun! It was a gorgeous presentation that is very very inexpensive and truely from the heart! the friends love love loved the cookies! Thanks for a fabulous first impression of this site! deserves 10 stars! fyi I added finely chopped pecans to my cookies but then again I am a bit of a nut!:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/25/2006
I only had white cake mix in the house but it still came out great. The dough was kind of crumbly at first so be sure to mix well. I found that shaping the dough into balls helped form more uniform cookies (although one of them burst open with very eclectic and delicious results) These were a hit when I brought them into work. Try crunchy peanut butter for extra texture. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/19/2006
Doesn't get much better than this even for those of us who are baking challenged. The cookies are moist and delicious they are a little on the rich side but yummy. They seemed slightly underbaked even after cooling on the cookie sheet but did eventually set up nicely. Everyone loved them. Dare I say this should replace the original chocolate chip cookie recipe on the chocolate chip bag?! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/17/2005
This dough 'screams' versatility! I cannot imagine the cookies one could create merely by changing the cake mix selected. I have a chocolate fudge cake mix on hand that is waiting to dive into my mixing bowl. This is a wonderfully easy delicious recipe I am sure to make again and again. Have since made using a chocolate fudge cake mix with chunky peanut butter. The cookies never made it to the sheet because the dough was delicious by itself! This recipes truly is versatile and adds a whole new dimension to cookie making. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/21/2008
Made with white cake mix so coloring was lighter than typical. Put a few on the cookie sheet before adding the chocolate chips to try it plain/peanut butter. I liked it just as peanut butter regular. Would recommend baking at 10-12 min unless you like a center that tastes a lot like the batter rather than a baked cookie. Of course this is a cake mix cookie so expect it to be like a dollop of cake rather than a flat normal chocolate chip cookie. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/06/2006
Excellent! Fabulous! Using this as a base recipe there aren't enough stars in the galaxy to rate this. You're limited only by your imagination. (I'm thinkin' yellow cake mix macadamia nuts and white choco chips!) Before today I couldn't stand soft cookies - it's just the texture. Apparently I've never had a cookie made from cake mix! If these freeze well I can always have treats on hand for visitors. That is if I can keep the family away from them. Some friends and I are having a get-together this week. Guess what I'm taking... Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
05/09/2012
My family found these just okay. They are easy to make and puff up nicely. However they will NEVER replace good ole Tollhouse. Also the dough was not as great as others said. Read More
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