Baking cookies should be a joyful thing, but I have begun to notice all these elaborate, expensive and time-consuming recipes on the internet. Not the case with these Bisquick peanut butter cookies though but more on that in a minute.
They always have all these requirements for what cookies should and shouldn’t be and I say no more! Cookies are supposed to be easy, convenient and quick to make – otherwise, why bother at all, am I right?
So these Bisquick Peanut Butter Cookies are perfect to revive that love for baking! It uses the Bisquick Original Pancake and Baking mix and I must say, I don’t think I will ever make anything from scratch again!
Keeping a box of this mix in your pantry will save you a ton of time, especially if you have to make last-minute goodies.
Unlike most cookies that have very specific textures when baked, these can be baked to create either chewy cookies or incredibly delicious crispy ones!
It is also very easy to change the flavor of the cookie by swapping the peanut butter with any other tasty spread – using chocolate and almond spreads are my favorites. And the best part, you don’t even have to change anything else in the recipe; amazing!
Let’s bring back those good old fashioned quick and easy cookies, starting with this one! You won’t be disappointed!
How To Make Bisquick Peanut Butter Cookies
Line a cookie or baking sheet with non-stick baking paper or non-stick cooking spray.
In a large bowl, combine the peanut butter, condensed milk and vanilla extract. Mix the ingredients until they are fully mixed. Add the Bisquick baking mix and mix until a smooth, pliable dough forms.
Divide the dough into 12 balls using an ice cream or cookie scoop. Space the dough balls about 2 inches apart before gently pressing them down with a fork.
Cover the cookies with saran or plastic wrap before placing them in the fridge so they can rest.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
Before baking the cookies, sprinkle a bit of brown sugar over them. For soft cookies, bake them between 12-15 minutes or until golden brown. For crispier cookies, bake them for a few additional minutes.
Remove them from the oven and allow them to cool before serving them with a cold glass of milk.
Tips & Tricks
- You can also add other ingredients such as chopped nuts or chocolate chips. These ingredients should be added before all of the Bisquick mix has been incorporated. This will prevent you from overworking the dough.
- To store the baked cookies, place them in an air-tight container and keep them in a cool, dark area of the pantry. These cookies can easily last up to two weeks if stored properly.
Alternatively, you can freeze these cookies in two different ways;
Firstly, you can shape the cookies, flatten them with the fork and freeze them on the baking sheet in a single layer before placing them all in an air-tight freezer-safe container.
To bake these cookies, simply place them in the oven and bake; no thawing required!
The second method is to fully bake the cookies, allow them to cool completely and then freeze them in a single layer on a baking tray. Once frozen solid, you can place them in an airtight-freezer safe container.
The frozen cookies (both the dough and the baked cookies) should be baked or consumed within a month of making for the best possible flavor and texture.
I can guarantee you that this is going to be a new family favorite, and why wouldn’t it be!
They take a few minutes to make, they are incredibly easy and you can even change the flavor without changing any other part of the recipe! All thanks to this amazing and convenient Bisquick baking mix.
Watch out world, the ultimate cookie has arrived!