Tobins' Tastes: Peanut Butter Lovers Cake Mix Cookies

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Peanut Butter Lovers Cake Mix Cookies

Did you watch the Super Bowl? I was in a room with it on but really I only paid attention to the commercials. Because that's what it's all about right? Commercials and food. Especially desserts. And while there were lots of cute football themed treats my personal favorites from Sunday were these Peanut Butter Lover's Cake Mix Cookies.

Talk about the perfect combo of peanut butter and chocolate. (which is a perfection in and of itself). These cookies start out with a traditional cake mix cookie base using Devil's Food cake mix, add in some peanut butter chips and top with a melty Reese's heart and you have what one of my fellow game watchers called "the absolute best cookie I have ever put in my mouth."

This same friend is someone who I would consider to have significant will power when it comes to restraining herself around desserts. (And I mean that in the best way possible). Unlike me, she can usually just have one cookie or she opts for fruit instead of cake. So when she went back for seconds, thirds and possibly even fourths, I knew that I wasn't just being biased in saying these are amazing.

You can always switch these up if it's not Valentine's season by using a regular Reese's in the middle instead of a heart or you can leave them plain as I did with some of the dough. I will tell you that the cookies with hearts in the middle were WAY more popular than those without. So much more popular that my mom and aunt may have hidden some of them for later so that they wouldn't get stuck with the plain ones. (Remember how I told you my family hoards food? See I wasn't kidding)

Peanut Butter Lovers Cake Mix Cookies
  • 1 box of Devil's Food cake mix (just the mix)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup of vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup of peanut butter chocolate chips (I used the mixed Nestle morsels)
  • 24 Reese's Hearts or Reese's Cups unwrapped
1.) Mix together the cake mix, eggs, oil and baking power until a cookie batter forms. 

2.) Stir in the chocolate/peanut butter chips.

3.) Drop by rounded scoops onto a greased or parchment covered baking sheet.

4.) Bake for 6 minutes at 350 degrees.

5.) After 6 minutes remove the cookies and gently press an unwrapped Reese's heart (or cup) into the center of the cookie. Finish baking at 350 degrees for 3 more minutes. The Reese's will melt completely if you leave them in the oven longer than that. 

6.) Let cool and enjoy!

Looking for more Valentine's Day fun? Check out my Valentine's Day Pinterest board!

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