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New-Fashioned Peanut Butter Cookies

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  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 40 min
  • Servings 54
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Make homemade cookies the new-fashioned way! Cake mix gives you a quick start.
Created Oct 13, 2010
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  • 1 pkg Betty Crocker* SuperMoist* Golden Cake Mix
  • 1/4 cup (50 mL) packed brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup (75 mL) water
  • 1 cup (250 mL) creamy peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup (50 mL) shortening or vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • Granulated sugar


  • 1
    Heat oven to 375ºF (350ºF for dark or nonstick baking sheets). In large bowl, beat cake mix, brown sugar, water, peanut butter, shortening and eggs with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth.
  • 2
    Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Roll in granulated sugar and, on ungreased baking sheet, place 2 inches apart. Flatten in crisscross pattern with fork dipped in sugar.
  • 3
    Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown. Cool 1 minute; remove from baking sheet to cooling rack.

Expert Tips

  • Tip 1
    Variation: Spread 1 to 2 teaspoons chocolate frosting between bottoms of two cookies and press lightly for Chocolate-Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies.
  • Tip 2
    Special Touch: 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 into cookies before baking. Whichever one you use, be sure to dip it in sugar each time you press a cookie.

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