Grandma Sophie’s Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies


I recently found out that this awesome recipe originated with my grandmother.  So, of course I had to give her the credit.  Thank you Gramma for many years of yummy cookie munching!   

Enjoy, from our family to yours!

Yield:  3 dozen cookies

1 chocolate cake mix

2 eggs, beaten

1/2 cup oil

1/2 cup of your favorite baking chips (I use peanut butter and/or chocolate but you could use just about any flavor!)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a large bowl mix together cake mix, beaten eggs and oil, stirring until well combined. Add chips.  Roll dough in 1 inch balls and place on cookie sheet.  Cook for 8 minutes, let rest on cookie sheet for 2-3 minutes and then move to baking rack to finish cooling.  Don’t overcook as they will get dry and crunchy.  Made as written,  these cookies will come out moist and delicious every time!

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Laura,
    A little background on the family fav of “Cakemix Cookies”:
    Your grandma Sophie was married to Charlie Riley and they traveled south for the winters, exchanging the Portland, Oregon winters for the sun of the Salton Sea in southern Cali.
    When they came north, they spent much of one summer “camping” in Wyoming at our house on 7th street in Saratoga. Grandma Sophie had gotten this recipe from fellow snow birds in California and bestowed it on us!! That would have been summer 1976! As you said: “a family favorite for decades!”

    1. ubakemecrazy says:

      Thanks Mom! I can’t believe I have spent 35 years not knowing that our killer cookie recipe came from Grandma Sophie! I am officially changing the name!

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