May 8, 2014

Peanut Butter Cookies (Cake Mix)

It's time to bake cookies with the Fill the Cookie Jar Baking Group! This month's theme is "Mother's Day". I thought a fast and easy recipe would be exactly what some busy moms might like to have on hand for a fast batch of cookies.

These cookies, made from a cake mix, are described as "the easiest, most delicious peanut butter cookies ever." They are one of the easiest, although I wouldn't go so far as to say they're the most delicious. They're very good, though, and the kids will enjoy helping.

Busy Day Peanut Butter Cookies  Printable Recipe
Makes about 32 cookies

1 box yellow cake mix (I used one without pudding, just because it's what I had on hand)
2 eggs
1/2 cup oil
1 cup peanut butter (I used smooth)

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.

2. Empty cake mix into a large mixing bowl. Set aside. In a medium mixing bowl, stir eggs, oil, and peanut butter until smooth and well-combined.

3. Stir peanut butter mixture into cake mix until completely mixed. Drop by tablespoon-fulls onto prepared cookie sheets. Make cross-hatch designs into the top of each cookie with a lightly floured fork, pressing to flatten cookie.

4. Bake for about 10 minutes or until just very slightly browned. Cool on cookie sheet for 5 minutes, then remove cookies to wire rack to cool completely. Store tightly covered.

Cook's Notes: These cookies have a shortbread-type texture. Bake 9 to 10 minutes for a softer cookie, 10 to 11 minutes for a crisper cookie.

Recipe from

Peanut Butter Cookies may have been taken to some of these fun parties!

Last month, I filled the cookie jar with Lemon Tassies:

If you'd like to bake with the Fill The Cookie Jar group, please contact our fearless leader, 

Cynthia at Feeding Big:

Here's what the rest of the group baked!


  1. Oh how I love a good peanut butter cookie! The only thing that could make them better is being a quick recipe! Love it, Joy :) Happy Mothers Day!

  2. I love peanut butter cookies, but I've never made them with a cake mix, so I will have to try that!

  3. I love peanut butter cookies! I love soft cookies too! Thanks for sharing this quick and tasty recipe at the Fill The Cookie Jar group! So glad to have you be a part!

  4. Thanks for sharing this easy peanut butter cookie recipe! =)
    Pinned to my cookie board - Im anxious to try it soon!

    1. It was a fun experiment....I hadn’t ever tried a cookie made from cake mix! :) Thank you for coming by and for pinning, Melissa!

  5. I need to fill my cookie jar and these look so easy to make! Thanks for sharing…

  6. YUM! I love peanut butter cookies and these are so easy to make!

  7. G'day and yum! Wish I could try one right now!
    I saw this at the
    #The Weekend Social #19
    Cheers! Joanne

  8. Saw this on craft frenzy friday! I love peanut butter and I bet these cookies are delish! Please share them at my link-up party tomorrow!

  9. Oh, these cookies are look marvelous.

  10. This sound wonderful... I am going to have to try and make these..Love peanut butter cookies.

  11. These look wonderful Joy! As a mom...I am all about making things that are quick and easy. These would be perfect for a kid to make also! Thank you so much for linking up at Party in Your PJs.

  12. Hi, I would love for you to add your linky party to my linky party page so that all my readers can see it.
    Thanks, Marcie

  13. These are simple and they look so yummy! thanks so much for linking up to the Friday Frenzy!

  14. These cookies look delicious! I'll be trying this recipe for sure.

  15. Definitely going to be trying these! Thanks!

  16. These look great, I've seen these recipes using a cake mix before but have never really tried them. Will have to do this some day.
    Thanks for sharing at The Weekend Social

  17. Along with Snickerdoodles, Peanut Butter Cookies are my faves! I bet these are so soft and delicious, Joy!

  18. Oh my heck! How cool using a cake mix! I'd love for you to link this up to my Feature Friday Linky Party!

  19. I've made cake mix cookies before and my kids LOVE them, but I've never added in peanut butter. Will definitely give this a try. Thanks for sharing on Merry Monday.

  20. These look amazing! I've just pinned your recipe and shared it on Facebook. I can't wait to try them

    Best wishes and thank you so much for joining the Say G'day Saturday link up!
    Natasha in Oz

  21. oh my! That looks divine! I love anything peanut butter!


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