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Cake Mix Peanut Butter Cookies

These easy peanut butter cookies are made from boxed cake mix. Soft, chewy, and delicious! All you need is just 4 ingredients! 

peanut butter cookies

You’ll love these easy peanut butter cookies!

With just 4 ingredients and a few minutes, you can make the easiest soft and chewy peanut butter cookies ever using a box of your favorite yellow cake mix like duncan hines or betty crocker.

We are a big fan of cake mix desserts as a time saving hack. Using pantry ingredients to make baked goods that taste homemade? Yes please!

These are the easiest peanut butter cookies that you will ever make and they are so soft and chewy! Cake mix chocolate chip cookies are one of our favorite boxed yellow cake mix recipes and inspired me to make a peanut butter version.

cookies cooling on a wire rack

The full recipe and instructions can be found in the printable recipe card at the bottom of the post but here’s what you’ll need to make these cookies.

Ingredients needed

  • creamy no stir peanut butter
  • olive oil: or vegetable oil
  • eggs
  • box of yellow cake mix: 15 oz size
ingredients needed to make peanut butter cake mix cookies

How to make peanut butter cookies with cake mix

Step 1: Add the creamy peanut butter, oil, and eggs to a mixing bowl and mix until well combined.

Step 2: add the box of yellow cake mix and mix well.

Step 3: Use a mini cookie scoop to drop balls of batter onto a baking sheet.

mini cookie scoop full of dough

Step 4: Use your hands to roll the balls of dough.

Step 5: Using a fork, do a criss cross pattern on each ball of dough, pressing the top down slightly.

Step 6: Bake the peanut butter cookies at 350 degrees for 12-15 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool the cake mix cookies for 2-3 minutes on the pan, then transfer to a wire cooling rack to cool completely.

Peanut Butter Cookies FAQs

What size cake mix do I use?

You will need a 15 oz box of yellow cake mix for this recipe.

Is it ok to refrigerate peanut butter cookie dough overnight?

Yes, it’s fine to make the batter ahead of time and store it covered in the fridge until you are ready to bake the cookies! I would suggest using the dough within 24-48 hours in the refrigerator.

cookies cooling on a wire rack

More Cake Mix Cookies

Cake mix cookies are such a genius idea and we have made all kinds of variations. Here are some more ideas to try!

peanut butter cookies

How to Store

Leftover peanut butter cookies can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for 4-5 days.

Serve these cookies with a tall glass of milk for an after school snack, the possibilities are endless!

four cake mix peanut butter cookies stacked

Now you know the secret to the best soft and chewy peanut butter cookies: cake mix! Try these the next time you need a quick dessert.

peanut butter cake mix cookies

Cake Mix Peanut Butter Cookies

Joy Shull
These soft and chewy peanut butter cookies are made with a box of yellow cake mix.
4.32 from 25 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Cake Mix Recipes
Cuisine American
Servings 24 cookies
Calories 161 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 15 oz box of yellow cake mix
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup creamy no stir peanut butter
  • cup olive oil or vegetable oil

Instructions
 

  • Beat together the eggs, peanut butter, and oil until combined. Add the cake mix in slowly until the batter is mixed together
  • Roll the dough into balls and place on a nonstick baking sheet
  • Use a fork to press down on each cookie in a criss cross 
  • Bake the cake mix peanut butter cookies at 350 degrees for 12-15 minutes or until lightly browned
  • Cool the cookies for 2-3 minutes on the pan, then transfer to a wire cooling rack to cool completely

Nutrition

Calories: 161kcalCarbohydrates: 17gProtein: 4gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0.04gCholesterol: 14mgSodium: 180mgPotassium: 74mgFiber: 1gSugar: 9gVitamin A: 20IUCalcium: 45mgIron: 1mg
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Recipe Rating




Marcia

Sunday 19th of November 2023

Can you use this recipe to make the blossom cookies ? The ones that have a kiss in the middle .

Deb Sosa

Friday 8th of March 2024

@Joy Shull, I made the blossom cookies and they were wonderful! I also did rolo cookies and put a rolo in the middle of a small scoop of chocolate dough.ake sure rolo is completely encased in dough. I also used the same chocolate dough and when you take them out of the place an Andes mint on top of the cookies.5in. after pulling them and placing the mints on top use the back of a metal spoon to "ice" the cookies. Needing to use up leftover candy. I used 2 peppermint kisses on the chocolate cookies. Once cookies are baked, place the unwrapped kisses on the hot cookies. Leave on for 5inutes until melted Use the back of a spoon and "ice" the cookies. They turn a pretty pink icing. Perfect for Valentine's treats!

Joy Shull

Wednesday 27th of December 2023

I haven't tried it but I think that would be good! Let me know if you try it :)