Pretty Darn Good Cookies

Last night, as I was waiting for my husband to get home from working a late night, something inside my little head screamed “cookies”! Now, you have to understand. I am not a big fan of sweets. I tried to tame the voice. It refused to yield. So there I was, despite canning all day, gathering the ingredients I needed to make “Peanutty Chocolate Cookies”. I had saved the recipe from an old Quick Cooking magazine, but never made them. It was time.

They are easy to make from a box of brownie mix and have a great texture out of the oven. Here’s the recipe:

Peanutty Chocolate Cookies 

  • 1 cup chunky peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 package fudge brownie mix (13 x 9 inch pan size)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 12 ounces milk chocolate candy bars, coarsely chopped (I used chocolate chips)
  • 1/2 cup unsalted peanuts (I used salted…all I had)
  1. In a large mixing bowl, cream peanut butter and oil. Beat in eggs just until combined.
  2. Stir in brownie mix and water.
  3. Fold in the chopped candy bars and peanuts (I chopped the peanuts a tad)
  4. Drop by heaping tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto greased baking sheets.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees for 12-14 minutes or until lightly browned.
  6. Remove to wire rack to cool.

If this is any indication of how good they are to a sweets fan…I had to hide them after I caught my husband sneaking his fourth cookie. In a row.


About finefrugality

I am a wife, mother, business owner, farmer, foster parent, retired probation officer and so much more. :-) I love to save money any way I can. I just don’t see the sense in handing my cash over to someone else when I don’t have to. I coupon, I grow and can food, I reuse and repurpose items, I scour thrift stores and during the warmer months, my Saturday mornings consist of yard sales and our local farmer’s market with my husband. I have organized local meetings which include coupon swaps, barter clubs and swap meets. Here is where I begin to share this life with the rest of the world. This is Fine Frugality. Because being frugal is not only fine. It is FINE.
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8 Responses to Pretty Darn Good Cookies

  1. Just 4? That’s all? I’d say he is the epitome of restraint..

  2. trialsinfood says:

    looks good! sometimes you just have to give into those cravings…

  3. Mary Nguyen says:

    at first glance, i thought these were burger patties. i almost drooled..

  4. instillari says:

    I still don’t understand people who don’t like sweets. I have a little bit of a problem lol! These look pretty darn tasty!

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