My family loves cookies. But I must confess, I usually buy them at the grocery store. Why... I am totally afraid to bake them. I have not baked cookies in over a decade because I stink at it. My cookies (if you can call them that) turn into literal hockey pucks. I've drooled over all the cookie recipes from all my food blogger friends who seem to whip these up with such grace and ease. I drool and feel envy because I feel like my cookies would never turn out the same (even if I followed their delicious recipes). Well, I baked my first batch of cookies yesterday and I felt like a cookie baker for the first time. I was literally dancing around my kitchen. So what made all the difference in my cookie baking? Can you believe it was a box of cake mix? YES! Cake mix! I found a book called Everything Cake Mix and holy cow is it good. I'm the cake box queen as most of you can see so I had to try this recipe and share it with all of you. So if you're a baker or a non-baker like me, try this recipe. I'm sure it will blow your socks off on how easy and "fool proof" it is. Speaking as the biggest cookie fool in the world. : )
1 box of yellow cake mix
1 cup of creamy peanut butter
1/2 cup of vegetable oil
2 Tbs of water
These came out with the perfect soft, chewy consistency my cookies NEVER had before. I loved them. My kids loved them and the biggest cookie monster in our house, my hubby, loved them. I just baked cookies and they crumbled!! No hockey pucks here! Yay! Yippy! Hooray! Okay now get ready for a million other ways to bake these cookies... time to experiment.