peanut butter cake mix cookies

If there's one thing Saucy is on the lookout for, it is the perfect peanut butter cookie recipe.  For some reason, it eludes her, or perhaps it is the one thing that she should just buy at Starbucks and shut up about.  Every once and a while she comes across another recipe and gives it a try. 

These ones, made with a white cake mix, were pretty good.  Still, that elusive combination of slightly dry and crumbly around the edges and chewy and sticky in the middle didn't quite make it.  Don't get her wrong, they were delicious.  They had a definite "cake" flavour to them that wasn't bad at all... but they weren't exactly what Saucy thinks a peanut butter cookie should taste like.

1 cup peanut butter
2 eggs
1 tablespoon milk
1 package white cake mix
granulated sugar

In stand mixer, combine peanut butter, eggs, milk and half of the cake mix.  Using the whisk attachment, beat until just blended.

Switch to paddle attachment and add remaining cake mix, a bit at a time.  It will look like it's too dry and will never come together, but it will.  Blend thoroughly until it forms a nice, smooth dough.

Shape dough into 1-inch balls.  Roll balls in sugar and place on a parchment-lined cookie sheet.  Press down dough with the back of a fork.

Bake 10-12 minutes at 375 degrees.  Cool until firm on baking sheet, then move to baking racks and cool completely.

Would she make these again?  Well, they were good, but Saucy's still on the hunt so she'll move on.  It's like the revolving recipe box of peanut butter cookies over here.  Only time will tell.


Mrs. G. said...

Saucy, I know what you mean. Once I had peanut butter cookies that were super buttery and crisp, crumbly. I've yet to be able to recreate them. Stay with this for the peanut butter cookie lovers of the world. I don't like soft PB cookies.

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Keep searching--when you find it, please tell us!

Pretty Little Things for Home & Life said...

We just use the recipe on the back of the Kraft peanut butter jar!! They are delicious and timeless!