Recipe By Judy Metcalf
Published Apr 4th
Prep 10m Cook 10m Additional 5m Ready In 25m
Servings 4 dozen Calories 81.1

Simple cookies made with cake mix.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 cup crunchy peanut butter
  • ⅓ cup water
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 (18.25 ounce) package yellow cake mix

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. 2 In a large bowl, stir together the peanut butter, water and eggs until smooth and well blended. Stir in the cake mix. Use your hands if necessary to blend thoroughly. Roll into walnut sized balls or drop by spoonfuls 3 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Press each cookie down using a floured fork.
  3. 3 Bake for 8 to 20 minutes in the preheated oven, until golden brown. Remove from baking sheets to cool on wire racks.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 81.1
  • Carbohydrate 9.5 g
  • Cholesterol 8 mg
  • Fat 4.2 g
  • Fiber 0.4 g
  • Protein 2.1 g
  • Saturated Fat 0.8 g
  • Sodium 98.4 mg
  • Sugar 5.2 g


  1. I was a bit wary of this recipe but holy cake mix it's good. I unfortunately found out a bit late that I was out of cocoa for another cookie recipe I had planned to make. A quick ingredient search yielded this recipe and it was absolutely fantastic. I used a chocolate cake mix (all - Read more ...
  2. I tried this recipe because I accidentally bought a jar of crunchy PB. I followed another reviewer's suggestion to use 3 eggs - the batter seemed to need that little extra moisture. Overall I think these are pretty good. If you're looking for a traditional chewy PB cookie then make a traditional recipe. If you're - Read more ...
  3. Looking at the photo, it appears the ingredients should use chocolate cake mix instead of yellow.
  4. I made these for a co-worker's birthday in place of Chocolate Lovers Favorite Cake (try it if you haven't!) when I found out someone else brought a store-bought carrot cake! Everyone raved over the cookies left the cake nearly untouched.:) I used chocolate cake put in a tad extra peanut butter (everyone loves the stuff) - Read more ...
  5. I found this recipe really easy and quick. I needed to whip up something to bring to a kids birthday party. I am not the best in the kitchen and this was perfect and did not require lots of ingredients. I used chocolate fudge cake mix instead of yellow and followed the advice of another - Read more ...
  6. They worked for a quick treat for my 2 year old using a few things that I had in the house. She liked them. I would not ever make them for myself. The texture and taste were just not right.
  7. These are great cookies and you can make them very quickly. I would highly recomend them!
  8. Ugh, was there something missing from the ingredients list here?? These had absolutely NO taste! I am known as the "baker" and didn't want to bring down my reputation with these bland cookies.
  9. After the first ingredients were mixing I realized I did not have the Yellow cake mix I thought I had. I substituted a Chocolate Fudge mix and they turned out GREAT!!!! I will do them next time with the Yellow mix but I will probably keep the chocolate kind in the box as well.

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