I know Valentine’s Day can be hectic and crazy busy, especially since it’s on a weekday this year.  So…I thought I’d help you by giving you the easiest recipe I know for Chocolate, Chocolate Chip Cookies (or if your Valentine prefers peanut butter), Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Cookies.

This is not gourmet but they taste so darn good no one will care.

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Preheat oven to 350°


1 package Devil’s Food cake mix ~ I use Duncan Hines if available but I’ve used Betty Crocker’s and they are still yummy.

½ cup cooking oil ~ I use canola oil from Trader Joe’s.

2 Tablespoons water ~ I use warm tap water

2 large eggs

1 6-oz. package Chocolate Chips ~ I use Reese’s Peanut Butter Chips because my guys are peanut butter fans.

½ cup nuts (optional)


Blend cake mix, oil water and eggs.  Stir in chocolate (peanut butter) chips and nuts (if you’re using nuts).  Drop by teaspoon on ungreased cookie sheet, 2 inches apart.

Bake at 350° for 10 – 12 minutes.  Cool on cookie sheet for 1 minute, then remove to wire rack.  Note:  I add more chips than recipe calls for and I also decrease the oil by just a tiny bit (and by tiny bit I’d say by 1 tablespoon less).

Here’s the map to a woman’s heart…we know the map to a man’s heart is via his stomach, right?

Happy St. Valentine’s Day