Chewy Chocolate-Peanut Butter Cookies

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Chewy Chocolate-Peanut Butter Cookies

by Marilyn Mackenzie



My favorite cookies have always been chewy ones.  In fact, I never liked store bought cookies because they were crunchy.  Then came Archway! 

"Lookie, lookie, Archway Cookies.  Try Archway Homestyle Cookies!"

I have also lived in so many places over the past 30 years that I often could not get used to the ovens I used.  Sure, the cookies would come out chewy but afer cooling, they would get hard.  I don't like them crunchy!  (Again, hooray for Archway!)

With this recipe, though, I have chewy and soft cookies every time.  Yummy.


1 package devil's food cake mix (2-layer size mix)

4 oz. cream cheese (or, I prefer neufchatel cheese – I like the taste better)

1/2 cup peanut butter (I prefer the kind mixed with honey)

1 egg

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.  Place all ingredients in a large bowl.  Beat with mixer (if electric, on low speed) for 2 minutes.  Beat on medium speed for 2 more minutes.

Shape dough into 1-inch balls.  Place dough balls 1 inches apart on baking sheet.  Flatten each ball, using a crixx-cross pattern with your fork – like you would with regular peanut butter cookies – with the fork tines dipped in sugar.

Bake 7 to 9 minutes or until the edges of the cookies are set.  Cool 2 minutes on baking sheets, then transfer to wire racks to complete cooling.

Makes about 3 dozen cookies.

Note:  If you like peanuts in your cookies, either add 1/2 cup chopped peanuts to the dough as you're making it or use cruhchy peanut butter.

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