I’m always down for a way to make a recipe super simple, and obviously I’m interested in incorporating peanut butter into literally everything. I’ve done cake batter cookies before, with strawberry and funfetti, so naturally it’s time for me to share the peanut butter version!
You will need:
1 box cake mix of your choice (I used vanilla this time, but yellow cake works great too!)
1 cup peanut butter
3 tbsp water
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 tsp baking soda
Also set aside 1/2 cup granulated sugar to roll your cookies in 🙂
I added about 3/4 cup mini chocolate chips to mine, too!
Preheat your oven to 350. Because this is prepared with a boxed cake, it’s hard to mess up — go ahead and just throw everything into a bowl and mix until fully combined. Scoop out rounded tablespoons of dough, roll ’em in the sugar, and place them on a cookie sheet. With a fork, press down to create the cross hatching on top (for classic peanut butter cookie look.)
Bake for about 8 minutes, until edges are slightly browned — be sure not to overbake these, the idea is that they should be CAKEY, and overbaking will definitely impact that texture 🙂
Allow to cool slightly before moving to a wire rack to cool completely. These soft, fluffy cookies are a perfect mix of peanut buttery and cake battery, and couldn’t be easier!