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Cake Mix Peanut Butter Cookies

Easy peanut butter cookies made from boxed cake mix. Soft, chewy, and delicious! All you need is a box of yellow cake mix and 3 simple ingredients. 

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 from duncan hines, betty crocker, etc.

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 cake mix chocolate chip cookies are one of our favorite boxed yellow cake mix recipes and inspired me to make a peanut butter version.

Some of our favorite recipes made with cake mix include cake mix blueberry muffinscake mix browniescake mix banana muffinscake mix cookie barscake mix chocolate chip muffins, and cake mix banana bread.

cookies cooling on a wire rack

Ingredients to make cake mix peanut butter cookies

  • creamy no stir peanut butter
  • olive oil: or vegetable oil
  • eggs
  • box of yellow cake mix: any brand you have. You will need the 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.

cookies cooling on a wire rack

Cake mix cookies are such a genius idea and we have made all kinds of variations.

For the holidays we love making cake mix snickerdoodles.

Cake mix funfetti cookies are great for birthday parties, game day, baby showers, bake sales, and graduations.

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peanut butter cookies

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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

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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.

Yield: 24 cookies

Cake Mix Peanut Butter Cookies

cake mix peanut butter cookies

These soft and chewy peanut butter cookies are made with a box of yellow cake mix!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 15 oz box of yellow cake mix
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup creamy no stir peanut butter
  • ⅓ cup olive oil or vegetable oil

Instructions

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

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

24

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 177Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 16mgSodium: 216mgCarbohydrates: 21gFiber: 1gSugar: 10gProtein: 4g

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