These cookies are made with a cake mix, so you don't have to pull out all those ingredients. I've been making these cookies for 30 years, I have used every yellow cake mix and all kinds of peanut butter, they are aways good.
Combine all ingredients except chocolate chips then mix well, fold in the optional Chocolate Chips. Drop by teaspoon onto ungreased cookie sheet. Press each cookie criss crossed with a fork dipped in water.
Bake 10-12 minutes until slightly brown. Cool on cookies sheet one minute then move to wire rack for cooling.