Want to know what is better than 4 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies?  4 Ingredient Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake Mix Cookies!  The combination of chocolate and peanut butter is a match made in cookie heaven.  The only thing wrong with it, is that I didn’t think of it sooner!  These sweet babies are epic and I can’t wait for you to try them.  Keep scrolling to see how you can make them for yourself.

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I have always been a chocolate and peanut butter fan.  If I am going to buy a candy bar you can bet that it will be a peanut butter cup, every.single.time.

Of course, if we can wrap that all of that goodness up into a cookie that makes it even better.  I literally couldn’t get enough of these bad boys.

We all know that cookies make me happy and Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake Mix Cookies are no exception.  I plan on making them again this week.

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How to Make Chocolate Cake Mix Cookies with Peanut Butter with 4 Ingredients

Combine the chocolate cake mix {whisk to remove any lumps before adding other ingredients}, peanut butter, melted butter and eggs.

Can I Substitute Oil for the Butter in this Recipe?

Yes, because we are using melted butter you can absolutely use oil in this recipe.  The fat in the recipe is really what keeps these cookies soft, so either works.

I just prefer the taste of butter, especially when combined with peanut butter.

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Mix with a hand held mixer {or by hand} until combined.  The dough will be thick and a bit crumbly but that is exactly how it is supposed to be.

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If you use your hands to knead the dough, it will come together into a nice dough.

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Using a medium cookie scoop {1.5 tablespoon}, scoop dough into a bowl of sugar.  Roll scoop of dough completely in sugar.

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Then place onto a silicone mat {or parchment} lined baking sheet.

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Using the tines of a fork, press down into the top of each cookie.  Then press the tines into each cookie going the other direction to make a crisscross pattern.

Why do Peanut Butter Cookies have Fork Marks?

There are a couple reasons for peanut butter cookies to have fork marks.  First of all, most peanut butter cookie dough is pretty dense.  So putting the fork marks in the cookies flattens the dough and allows for a more even baking.

It also is a really iconic part of peanut butter cookies, so it can warn people with peanut allergies to stay away from the cookies.

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How to Tell When your Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies are Done?

Normally you would be able to tell if the peanut butter cookies were done when the edges were turning light brown.  That is a little different when you are using a cake mix because you really don’t want to over bake cake mix cookies. 

That is especially true when you are using a chocolate cake mix.   See all of my cake mix cookie baking tips here.

Bake your Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake Mix Cookies at 350 degrees for 9-10 minutes.  They may appear to be slightly underdone but remove them from the oven. 

Then let them cool on the cookie sheet for 10 minutes.  This will allow them to continue to bake slightly {from the heat of the cookie sheet} and set up nicely.  Move to a cooling rack to cool completely.

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Grab one {or eight} to dip in a nice cold glass of milk and enjoy.  Better yet…the weather is getting warm, so go outside and eat them in the sunshine.

These Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies just keep getting better and better!

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Do you love peanut butter desserts?  Try these recipes…

Chocolate Cake Mix Cookies with Peanut Butter Recipe

These 4 ingredient cookies combine my favorite ingredients, chocolate & peanut butter. Better yet...they are made with a cake mix.

Course Dessert
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 24 cookies

Ingredients

  • 1-15.25 box chocolate fudge cake mix
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup butter {melted}
  • 2 eggs

For rolling dough in:

  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°.

  2. Combine cookie ingredients in large bowl and mix with a hand held mixer {or by hand} until completely incorporated. 

  3. Using a medium sized cookie scoop {1.5 tablespoon}, scoop cookies into a bowl with sugar. Roll cookie dough ball completely in sugar and place onto a silicone mat or parchment lined cookie sheet. Using the tines of a fork make a crisscross pattern into the top of each cookie.

  4. Bake for 9-10 minutes, remove from oven and let cool on cookie sheet for 10 minutes before moving them to a cooling rack.  Repeat until all of the dough is baked.

  5. Store your Chocolate Cake Mix Cookies with Peanut Butter in an air tight container for up to 4 days or freeze for 3 months.