If you guys follow us on FaceBook, you know that lately we’ve been working very hard on a few hair and beauty shenanigans to share with you all. It’s really fun to get dolled up, but we went a little overboard! After all, there’s only a certain number of times you can straighten your hair only to curl it again, and change your makeup only to wash it off and try again, before a girl really starts to need a break!
We love perfecting these beauty looks for you guys, but this week we decided to get back to our roots and try out an easy cookie recipe to share. Because it’s easier to edit beauty tutorials with a cookie in hand (this is a proven fact).
We found a simple peanut butter cookie recipe on Pinterest that seemed worth a try. This recipe is actually for peanut butter cake mix cookies- as you recall, we had a fairly successful run with chocolate chip cake mix cookies in the past, so this variation on the theme seemed viable. Cake mix cookies are supremely easy because they take so few ingredients, plus we always seem to have a spare cake mix lying around the apartment. We aren’t sure if that’s normal or just one of the occupational hazards of running a blog…
We’re excited to give these a shot because peanut butter is the agreed-upon all time favorite food between the two of us. One of the definative qualities of our freshman year is the massive number of late night pb&j’s we consumed- we still hold to the idea that after a night out nothing is better. We throw peanut butter in smoothies and on pancakes, so cookies aren’t a far cry.
Here’s how to make these easy peanut butter cake mix cookies!
- 1 Box of yellow cake mix
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup of olive oil
- 1 cup of peanut butter (You can use any kind, but our favorite is Jif Peanut Butter- you can call us “choosy moms”)
Mix the olive oil into your cake mix.
Now add the eggs and mix.
Now add your peanut butter. Take your time stirring. It will take a little patience to get all the peanut butter incorporated, but you’ll be well rewarded.
Roll your cookie dough into 1 inch balls and space them out on a baking sheet. If you want the fun crosshatching pattern, use the base of a fork to slightly flatten your dough ball, leaving ridges. Do the same in the opposite direction, creating a checkerboard-type pattern. Bake at 350 degrees for about 10 minutes
Pop them out of the oven and you’re all done!
We were very happy with the way these cookies came out. Many cake mix cookies we’ve had in the past tend to be almost too sweet, but this recipe delivered a very balanced taste. It was the perfect amount of sweet mixed with the perfect amount of peanut butter.
The texture of the cookies were interesting. We thought they would be gooey/chewy, but they were actually fairly crumbly, almost like shortbread cookies. Yum!
Check out some of our other baking shenanigans: