Old-Fashioned Peanut Butter Cookies

Just like Grandma’s, but easier to make with a cake mix plus only a few more ingredients.

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  • prep time 1 hr 5 min
  • total time 1 hr 5 min
  • ingredients 6
  • servings 42
 

Ingredients

1
box yellow or butter recipe yellow cake mix
1/3
cup water
1 1/3
cups creamy peanut butter
1/3
cup butter or margarine, softened
1
egg
2
tablespoons sugar

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LOCATION

Steps

  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F (350°F for dark or nonstick cookie sheets). In large bowl, beat half of the cake mix, the water, peanut butter, butter and eggs with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth, or mix with spoon. Stir in remaining cake mix.
  • 2 On ungreased cookie sheet, drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls about 2 inches apart. Flatten in crisscross pattern with fork dipped in sugar.
  • 3 Bake 9 to 11 minutes or until golden brown. Cool 1 minute; remove from cookie sheet to cooling rack. Store covered.
  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F (350°F for dark or nonstick cookie sheets). In large bowl, beat half of the cake mix, the water, peanut butter, butter and eggs with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth, or mix with spoon. Stir in remaining cake mix.
  • 2 On ungreased cookie sheet, drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls about 2 inches apart. Flatten in crisscross pattern with fork dipped in sugar.
  • 3 Bake 9 to 11 minutes or until golden brown. Cool 1 minute; remove from cookie sheet to cooling rack. Store covered.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

Give a new look to peanut butter cookies by pressing the bottom of a cut-crystal glass, metal meat tenderizer, potato masher or cookie stamp onto cookies before baking. Whichever one you use, be sure to dip it in sugar each time you press a cookie.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
110
(
Calories from Fat
50),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
6g
6%
(Saturated Fat
2g,
2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
10mg
10%;
Sodium
125mg
125%;
Total Carbohydrate
11g
11%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
6g
6%
),
Protein
2g
2%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
2%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.