This is another favorite recipe of mine for two reasons. The first is that, like the chocolate cake recipe, you dump everything together into a bowl and stir. Not complicated AT ALL.
My kind of recipe.
The second is that it contains peanut butter. Yum, yum! I love peanut butter! I could eat it straight out of the jar with a spoon, like everyday, all day long if that would not be totally gluttonous.
………Sorry, I was drooling on my computer just thinking about extra-peanuty peanut butter.
Side Note: If you make these with a gluten free cake mix they will be gluten free…obviously.
You just follow the directions just like the regular cake mix cookies. They taste good too. Which is a hard thing to do if you have been trying to bake things without gluten in them. My daughter needs to not eat gluten so I am trying to bake things without gluten in them for her. So far not too many things have turned out so good. But the quest continues. Onward my friends!
Here we go!
Seriously, you just add everything together-except the chocolate chips-and stir until smooth.
Then you add in the chocolate chips and stir a little more.
I like to use an old ice-cream scooper for my cookie dough portions.
These turn out big when you use an ice-cream scoop. I am not messing around with the size of my cookies!
I totally have the solution for never having stale cookies again!
Your cookies will always be hot and fresh out of the oven.
Are you ready?
Take an ice-cream scoop [or whatever you use to scoop your cookies] and scoop the remaining dough onto a plate and freeze it.
When the cookie dough is nice and frozen take it out and put it in a zip-loc bag [or any freezer container] until you want to bake some fresh cookies again.
Write the baking directions on the bag so you don’t have to look it up.
When you are ready to bake some more cookies, take the dough out of the freezer, place them on the cookie sheet as usual. You will need to wait until they come to room temperature to bake them in order to get the baking results from the recipe.
You can use my – I can’t be bothered to wait for anything because I am impatient trick :
Turn the oven on to 375 degrees and put the frozen cookies in. Yes, in a cold oven. It will start to warm up slowly.
The pre-heat speeds up the thawing of the cookie dough. Something like that.
Anyway, the total time from the beginning of the pre-heat with the frozen cookies to the finished cookies is about 17 minutes in my oven. You will have to experiment with your oven to find your exact timing.
Or you could be like a normal, patient person and wait for the cookie dough to come to room temperature and cook for 10 minutes like the original directions say.
Just a note of caution on the cookie dough sitting in your freezer.
It may not make it to the oven any time soon if the people in your house like to eat cookie dough.
This peanut butter chocolate chip cookie dough is particularly good.
For instance, in my brother’s house these cookies never even see the oven at all.
I imagine him and his cute, adorable, daughter, my niece, sneaking into the freezer late at night eating the cookie dough while everyone else is asleep. Except, it is probably not at night and there is probably no sneaking. They just do it openly now. Throwing caution to the wind!
It is that addicting.
You have been so warned.
Yay, for hot and fresh cookies from the oven!
Oh, do you need me to taste them for you?
There is no end to what I won’t do for you my friends. No matter how early or how late I am always willing to sacrifice myself for your dessert questions. Notice I said dessert questions and not food questions. I am not so adventurous on my food choices. Anyone who knows me knows that!