Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Chewy Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Cookies

Try saying that 4 times fast. You might be able to make these treats from start to finish before you get the words out of your mouth straight.

They are that easy and quick. Five ingredients that many people have on hand at all times. Cake mix. Cream cheese. Peanut butter. Egg.

And tasty morsels (chocolate or peanut butter chips or whatever you have on hand). C'est tout. That's all, folks.

Chewy Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Cookies (adapted from a recipe I saw in a magazine - can't remember which one)
1 Package Devil's Food Cake Mix
1/2 cup cream cheese
1/2 cup peanut butter
1 large egg
3/4 cup chocolate chips and/or peanut butter chips (Nestle makes them in a mixed bag)

Preheat oven to 375F. Mix all the ingredients together (in a stand mixer is easiest, though I did it with a hand mixer and it worked fine). Roll dough into 1-inch balls and place on an ungreased cookie sheet. Press down the dough for a flatter cookie. Bake for 7-8 minutes. Cool for 5-10 minutes. Eat.

As fast as you make them, you could devour them all. They are definitely addictive.

The dough may seem dry at first, but it comes together into one big clump of chocolatey-peanut-butter-goodness.

On the right you can see the balls of dough. On the left, you see I've squished them a little flat. They stay roughly the same shape and size, so you can put them pretty close to each other on the cookie sheet.

Eight minutes and they are done. My trick is to do the dishes while you wait, then the mess is gone, and you can just enjoy the eating part.

Because trust me. You'll want to eat them. All.

Fall has really, really arrived with this crazy desire to bake. Now, if only I were getting the extreme workout that my oven is...!


  1. Yum, I'll have to try these! I'm a "two-trick pony" when it comes to cookies so this recipe will definitely spice things up.

  2. You'll want to make them all the time too...I made two batches in one week. Couldn't get enough!

  3. can you taste the cream cheese in the cookies? if you can.. do you have a recommended substitute? =]

  4. You can't taste the cream cheese at all...just chocolate and peanut butter. Try it out! You could try using neufchatel cheese - it's a French cheese that's pretty similar to cream cheese but maybe a little more mild.