"'I've had this simple recipe for a long time and go the idea of layering the mix after seeing similar gift mixes in stores,' says Francine Wingate of New Smyrna Beach, Florida. 'I have yet to meet the person who doesn't rave over the cookies. I sometimes use M&M's in place of the peanut butter chips.'"
In a 1-qt. glass container, layer half of the cake mix, the peanut butter chips and remaining cake mix. Cover and store in a cool dry place up to 6 months.
To prepare cookies: In a mixing bowl, combine cookie mix, oil and eggs; mix well. Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350 degrees F for 14-16 minutes or until surface cracks. Remove to wire racks to cool.