Simple cookies made with cake mix.

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Ingredients

48
Original recipe yields 48 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

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  • In a large bowl, stir together the peanut butter, water and eggs until smooth and well blended. Stir in the cake mix. Use your hands if necessary to blend thoroughly. Roll into walnut sized balls or drop by spoonfuls 3 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Press each cookie down using a floured fork.

  • Bake for 8 to 20 minutes in the preheated oven, until golden brown. Remove from baking sheets to cool on wire racks.

Nutrition Facts

81.1 calories; protein 2.1g 4% DV; carbohydrates 9.5g 3% DV; fat 4.2g 6% DV; cholesterol 8mg 3% DV; sodium 98.4mg 4% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (26)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/07/2003
After the first ingredients were mixing I realized I did not have the Yellow cake mix I thought I had. I substituted a Chocolate Fudge mix and they turned out GREAT!!!! I will do them next time with the Yellow mix but I will probably keep the chocolate kind in the box as well. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
01/27/2003
Ugh, was there something missing from the ingredients list here?? These had absolutely NO taste! I am known as the "baker" and didn't want to bring down my reputation with these bland cookies. Read More
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27 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 13
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
01/07/2003
After the first ingredients were mixing I realized I did not have the Yellow cake mix I thought I had. I substituted a Chocolate Fudge mix and they turned out GREAT!!!! I will do them next time with the Yellow mix but I will probably keep the chocolate kind in the box as well. Read More
(18)
Rating: 5 stars
06/04/2003
These are great cookies and you can make them very quickly. I would highly recomend them! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
01/27/2003
Ugh, was there something missing from the ingredients list here?? These had absolutely NO taste! I am known as the "baker" and didn't want to bring down my reputation with these bland cookies. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
10/19/2008
Looking at the photo, it appears the ingredients should use chocolate cake mix instead of yellow. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/03/2011
I tried this recipe because I accidentally bought a jar of crunchy PB. I followed another reviewer's suggestion to use 3 eggs - the batter seemed to need that little extra moisture. Overall I think these are pretty good. If you're looking for a traditional chewy PB cookie then make a traditional recipe. If you're up for trying something different this is a good/easy recipe. The cookies definitely have a cake-like consistency to them. I think I might try using them as the cookie portion of a whoppie pie. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/05/2008
I made these for a co-worker's birthday in place of Chocolate Lovers Favorite Cake (try it if you haven't!) when I found out someone else brought a store-bought carrot cake! Everyone raved over the cookies left the cake nearly untouched.:) I used chocolate cake put in a tad extra peanut butter (everyone loves the stuff) and added chocolate/peanut butter swirled chips. I rolled them into small balls and just let them bake up fluffy - they were pretty and tasty! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/24/2007
I found this recipe really easy and quick. I needed to whip up something to bring to a kids birthday party. I am not the best in the kitchen and this was perfect and did not require lots of ingredients. I used chocolate fudge cake mix instead of yellow and followed the advice of another review and used 3 eggs and probably 1 cup and a half of smooth Jif peanut butter. You really need a big glass of milk when made this way. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/25/2012
I was a bit wary of this recipe but holy cake mix it's good. I unfortunately found out a bit late that I was out of cocoa for another cookie recipe I had planned to make. A quick ingredient search yielded this recipe and it was absolutely fantastic. I used a chocolate cake mix (all I had) and I came home with absolutely no leftovers. I'll be keeping a cake mix on hand now solely for the purpose of being able to make these easy and tasty cookies! I baked mine for 8-9 minutes and they were fluffy but moist. Really tasty! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/20/2005
They worked for a quick treat for my 2 year old using a few things that I had in the house. She liked them. I would not ever make them for myself. The texture and taste were just not right. Read More
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