Devil's Food Peanut Butter Chip Cookies Recipe -
Devil's Food Peanut Butter Chip Cookies Recipe
  • READY IN 45 mins

Devil's Food Peanut Butter Chip Cookies

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"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."

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Original recipe makes 5 dozen Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    12 mins

    45 mins


  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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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 01, 2003

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.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 10, 2003

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.


69 Ratings

Dec 04, 2006

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.

Dec 02, 2004

I did enjoy these cookies & they were super-easy to make. My mother has a book of recipes that use cake-mixes as a base, so the concept was not new to me... The baking time did need to be fiddled with a bit. First tray that went into the oven was 10 minutes, bottoms a little dark, & the chips were browned on top. Second tray...9 minutes...basically the same look. Tried the last tray @ 7 minutes & they were perfect...middles were a little un-done, but the next day they were still soft & delicious.

Mar 12, 2010

I've been making these cookies for close to twenty years when I frist saw the recipe in a newspaper article in Hints From Heloise. One difference was to use 1/2 cup of oil instead of the 2/3 cup shortening. I use all diifferent kinds of cake mixes and also different flavored chips but only about a cup instead of two cups. Sometimes I use nuts or crushed peppermints or M & M candies. The choices are endless with this recipe. But the Devil's Food Peanut Butter Chip cookie is one of the BEST!

Dec 06, 2003

I thought this recipe sounded good, but was sorely disappointed. I made them for my usual Christmas basket giveaways to friends and relatives, and will now actually have to throw them away. They came out of the oven absolutely perfect, and I tried one while it was still warm...heavenly, BUT, once the cookies had cooled completely, they were dry and crisp and hard. The only way to eat them now is to zap them in the microwave for 15 or 20 seconds. Definitely not going into my Christmas baskets.

Aug 18, 2010

My mom made these cookies and they did not last long!

Jul 02, 2010

These cookies came out perfect! I followed the recipe exactly which I usually don't do. I did notice the first batch did almost burn. So, I recommened 8-9 mins max! And.. they do taste fine after cooled. Easy, fast, and simple! Great for kids!


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  • Calories
  • 211 kcal
  • 11%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 20.1 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol
  • 16 mg
  • 5%
  • Fat
  • 11.8 g
  • 18%
  • Fiber
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 5.2 g
  • 10%
  • Sodium
  • 171 mg
  • 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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