Devil's Food Peanut Butter Chip Cookies

Devil's Food Peanut Butter Chip Cookies

Deanna Storz 0

"This easy recipe makes the best cookies. I started making these at Christmas about 10 years ago, and now I think my family would disown me if I did not make them."

Ingredients 45 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 211 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 211 kcal
  • 11%
  • Fat:
  • 11.8 g
  • 18%
  • Carbs:
  • 20.1g
  • 6%
  • Protein:
  • 5.2 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 16 mg
  • 5%
  • Sodium:
  • 171 mg
  • 7%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. In a medium bowl, beat the eggs, vanilla, and shortening with 1/2 of the cake mix until light and fluffy. Mix in the remaining cake mix and the peanut butter chips. Drop dough by rounded teaspoonfuls 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets.
  3. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes in preheated oven. Remove from cookie sheets to cool on wire racks.
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  1. 69 Ratings


These cookies were very easy to make but I wasn't very impressed with the final product. The batter was crumbly and it was hard to get a nice shaped cookie. I had left over peanut butter chips in the bottom of the bowl that I didn't have enough cookie batter to mix with. The cookies tasted OK right out of the oven but after they're cooled they're little rocks. Definitely not cookies your can freeze.


Made these for a cookie exchange at work. Most people loved them (peanut butter chips did not agree with everyone). But they were fast and easy and very tasty. An alternative would be to add coconut or nuts instead of the PB chips for a less sweet taste.


I just made these cookies last week. This is a simple recipe, with simple results. I used chocolate chips instead of peanut butter. They came out perfect. There is nothing bad tasting obout these cookies, just nothing spectacular. If you are looking for something with some "oomp" in it, this is not the recipe.