Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake Cookies

 This recipe is so simple, you’ll feel like you’re reading it wrong.  Trust me…your not.  I found a variation of this recipe in one of my absolute favorite cookbooks, The Gathering of Friends.  I will share the original recipe soon, but for now, I mixed and matched and came up with this yummy chocolate and peanut butter version.  My hubs loves peanut butter desserts, so this ones for him.  Go raid your pantry…I bet you could make these tonight.
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1 box of chocolate cake mix
1 egg
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1/2 cup water
1 cup peanut butter chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Line baking sheet with parchment paper (I always use parchment paper…makes clean up a breeze and they never stick)
Combine first 4 ingredients in a bowl with electric mixer.  Stir in peanut butter chips.  Spoon 2 tablespoons of dough onto parchment for each cookie.
Bake 12 minutes.
They’re cake cookies, so don’t expect a “finished” looking cookie.  They’re done though after 12 minutes.
  The original version is considered low-fat…well, all I did was add peanut butter (a fabulous protein)…I’m sure these are practically as healthy as eating baby carrots.  At least, that’s what I tell myself :).
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  • The Vaughans September 1, 2011 at 12:09 pm

    I LOVE cake cookies! Made some with Rolos a few weeks ago. I could probably go to my pantry and make peanut butter white chocolate cake cookies right now….hmm Is it too early? 😉

  • Amber Massey September 1, 2011 at 3:44 pm

    Oh my gracious. Will be making this SO SOON!