Peanut Butter Cookies from a Cake Mix

Monday, May 19, 2014

Happy Monday!  I hope you all had a lovely weekend.  It was nice here, a little chilly for May, but nice.  I know all too soon it will be hot, hot, hot.  Hoping we can get out into the garden in a few days to start planting, but not until the threat of frost is gone at night.  

Last week I found an easy recipe on my friend Joy's blog, Yesterfood.  It called for using a cake mix.  I bake a lot.  And not just for my family.  Most of the time I'm baking for football games, track meets, fundraisers, etc, and every Monday I bake for our church's Community Outreach Meal.  So I'm always looking for easy and DELICIOUS recipes and I love using cake mixes!  

Peanut Butter Cookies from a Cake Mix
(recipe from Yesterfood)

  • 1 box yellow cake mix
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 1 cup peanut butter


In a mixing bowl, combine the eggs, oil and peanut butter until well combined.
Add the cake mix until completely combined.
Using a small cookie scoop or a tablespoon, place the cookies on a parchment lined baking sheet.
Using a fork, slightly floured, press the fork into each cookie to form the "cross hatch" design.
Bake in a 350 preheated degree oven for 10 minutes or just until they are slightly browned.
Remove from the baking sheet to cool.

I've been making a very similar recipe for years now only adding chocolate chips and making them as bar cookies.  You can find the recipe for Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Bars HERE...

AND another recipe that uses a cake mix is Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars.  You can get this recipe HERE...

And please visit Joy's blog Yesterfood for more delicious recipes.  
Her photographs are beautiful!  

Today she has a yummy recipe for Lemon Loaf!  


  1. Your cookies look delicious, Lois, and I love that you served them with a big glass of cold milk! Mmmm. Now I want a plate of those cookies, AND a plate of your Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Bars! Perfect for chasing the "Mondays" away... ;)

    Pinning and sharing on Facebook! :)

  2. Dear Lois, I am a peanut butter lover!! so these cookies are perfect for me. Blessings, Catherine