Sometimes when I go to the store and I buy stuff that’s on sale with the thought that I’ll totally use it in a recipe for the blog….. Then it just sits in the cupboard because I don’t know what to do with it.
That’s totally what happened when I bought a box of Devil’s Food Cake Mix & Strawberry Cake Mix. They were on sale and I couldn’t resist. We used up the strawberry cake mix for Joe’s birthday. I know, I know… I made my husband a pink cake with white frosting for his birthday. Stop laughing. He’s secure enough in his manhood to accept a pink cake. It’s what I had in the house and it needed to be used. He ended up liking it because I hadn’t made a strawberry cake in forever so it all worked out!
But the Devils Food Cake just kept staring me down every time I opened the cupboard. It was sad. I just couldn’t take it anymore. I had to find a recipe that used a cake mix and I was relieved when I found a good looking one over at Sally’s Baking Addiction for Devil’s Food Cake Mix Cookies. It actually looked insanely simple. Like there wasn’t going to be much of a mess (which I really love!).
And since I hadn’t really even thought about Halloween I thought it would be fun to decorate these cookies with Reese’s Pieces and Reese’s Peanut Butter Chips. Killed two birds with 1 stone (or cake mix) and made some yummy cookies and I have my first semi-halloween post!
Reese’s Pieces Peanut Butter Chip Cake Mix Cookies
- 1 box of Devils Food Cake Mix
- 1 stick of butter softened
- 1 1/2 tablespoons of flour
- 2 eggs
- 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup of Hershey's Milk Chocolate Chips
- 1 bag of Reese's Pieces
- 1 bag Peanut Butter Chips
- In a large mixing bowl combine your Devil's Food Cake Mix, butter, eggs, flour, vanilla extract & Hershey's Chocolate Chips. The batter might be sticky and it's kind of hard to mix but just keep mixing until everything is combined well.
- Make little cookie balls (about 1 tablespoon each). Sprinkle Reese's Pieces & peanut butter chips on a plate and press each cookie ball down to make them stick really well.
- Place on a parchment lined cookie sheet and bake in the oven for 8 minutes at 350°
- ** I baked the first batch for 10 minutes and they came out a little too hard. I think's it better to undercook them just a bit so they stay soft! **
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