Baking Cookies Made Easy (And Kid-Friendly!)

I love to bake, and I’m well known among family and friends as being an avid scratch baker. I do, however, make an exception for one thing: peanut butter cookies. I still make my peanut butter cookies the way my mother taught me when I was five years old; I use cake mix. I have made these cookies for bake sales, parties, and a host of other occasions and they always get rave reviews. I’ve tried other recipes and I still find mine to be the tastiest, not to mention easiest, recipe around.

I know that cake mix recipes are all the rage right now, but they’re definitely nothing new. My cake mix cookie recipes came from my great aunt, who I knew as Auntie Dal. These recipes have been in my family for generations.

The best thing about these recipes is that they are perfect for baking with small children! For little ones who are eager to help in the kitchen, but aren’t quite ready for all the precise measuring involved with baking from scratch, these cookies are just right.

To make my Auntie Dal’s famous cake mix cookies, combine the ingredients for one recipe and drop rounded spoonfuls of dough on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake all cookies at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes (check at 9 or 10 minutes to prevent over-browning).

Peanut Butter Cake Mix Cookies

Peanut Butter Cake Mix Cookies
1 package yellow cake mix
1 cup creamy peanut butter (I use Jif)
½ cup vegetable or canola oil
2 large eggs

Chocolate Chip Cake Mix Cookies

Chocolate Chip Cake Mix Cookies
1 package white cake mix
½ cup vegetable or canola oil
2 large eggs
1 tablespoon water
1 cup chocolate chips

Happy Baking! I hope your family enjoys these recipes as much as mine has.


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