I bought several boxes of Krusteaz cookie mix last week when they were BOGO at Publix. I’ve never made cookies from a boxed mix before, so I decided to try them and see how they stacked up to the old standby–refrigerated cookie dough. At less than $1.00 per box, I decided to sample three different flavors and chose peanut butter, sugar cookie, and triple chocolate chunk.
My first experiment was with the peanut butter cookie mix. Following the directions on back of the box, I made the peanut butter mini cup-cookies. Anything with a miniature peanut butter cup has to be good, right? It was the easiest thing ever to whip these up. Water. An egg. Oil. Cookie Mix. Miniature peanut butter cup candies. From start to finish these little ditties took less than 30 minutes to whip up.
This recipe did not disappoint; these cookie bites turned out to be absolutely yum! Only someone with a very picky palate would know that these weren’t from scratch. They are very rich and satisfying. One of my daughters commented that she loved how one cookie bite was enough to satisfy her sweet tooth.
Cook’s Note: I bought one small package of miniature peanut butter cups from the candy stand near checkout. If you do this, you’ll need two packages. As you can see in the photo below, I ran out of peanut butter cups:-)
I’ll try the other cookie mixes soon and let you know how they turn out! I’d love to hear from you if you have any easy, go-to cookie recipes. Thanks so much for visiting my site. Stay savvy!
Peanut Butter Mini Cup-Cookies (from Krusteaz)
1 package Krusteaz Peanut Butter Cookie Mix
1 tablespoon water
1/4 cup vegetable oil
24 peanut butter filled candies
• Preheat oven to 375°F.
• In medium bowl, stir together water, egg and oil until well blended.
• Add cookie mix; stir until a dough forms, hand kneading if necessary.
• Shape dough into 24 balls and place in paper-lined mini muffin pan. (I sprayed pan–didn’t use liners)
• Bake 8-10 minutes.
• Immediately press mini peanut butter filled candy into cookie.
• Cool before removing from pan (these release better while still warm; nudge them out with a spoon)