Buckeye Brownie Cookies

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Crispy, chewy, rich Buckeye Brownie Cookies are the perfect chocolate peanut butter combo!

Buckeye Brownie CookiesA while ago I shared my favorite new cookie, the Crinkly Brownie Cookie and today’s recipe is its more adventurous big sister, the Buckeye Brownie Cookies. With just a few more ingredients this elevates the brownie cookie to a whole other level.

Up until the end of last year cookies were sort of hit or miss in our house. My oldest is a fan of salty/crispy/fried treats and my youngest wasn’t old enough to really eat anything other than purees. The last few months have changed everything! We are a veritable cooking making factory around here. You would think we were starting a new business, Cookie, then more Cookies and we can’t seem to keep enough of them around. When I made the brownie cookies my youngest grabbed the to go box of leftovers, cracked it open and was discovered minutes later completely COATED in chocolate.

What are buckeye cookies?

Buckeye might sound like a funny name but it’s a candy made of a sweetened peanut butter mixture (usually with powdered sugar) classically dipped halfway in chocolate. A buckeye cookie consists of a brownie cookie topped with the sweetened peanut butter and melted chocolate.

What are brownie cookies?

Brownie cookies are made to have the texture of soft brownies with the rich chocolate flavor you love. Soft and chewy, when made best they almost fall apart upon biting and have a soft crackly top.

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How long will buckeye brownie cookies stay fresh?

They will typically stay fresh in a sealed container for 3-4 days but can last up to a week when stored with a piece of sliced bread.

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Can I freeze buckeye cookies?

Absolutely. To enjoy thaw them in the refrigerator before serving so the chocolate does not sweat too much in the defrosting process.

The recipe is SUPER easy and quick, I actually use a meatballer (that name sounds awesome) to scoop the peanut butter quickly. I also usually use this for scooping cookie dough too and even falafel. The only thing I don’t normally use it for is…meatballs. Ha!

In case peanut butter and chocolate don’t do it for you, here are some other options for you:

Buckeye Cookies

Recipe

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Buckeye Brownie Cookies

  • Yield: 20 cookies
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Course: Dessert
  • Cuisine: American
Crispy, chewy, rich brownie cookies topped with a sweetened peanut butter topping and semisweet chocolate is the perfect chocolate peanut butter combo!

Ingredients

  • 8 oz dark chocolate chopped
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar lightly packed
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips

Instructions

Note: click on times in the instructions to start a kitchen timer while cooking.

  1. In a microwave safe bowl, add the butter and chocolate and microwave for 30 seconds.
  2. Stir and microwave a second time until completely melted.
  3. Let cool for a couple of minutes.

  4. In a small bowl mix the eggs and sugar.
  5. Add them to the chocolate mixture and stir to combine.
  6. Add in flour and baking powder, stir until just combined.
  7. Refrigerate batter for at least 30 minutes, preferably 45-60 minutes.

  8. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  9. Scoop out cookie dough in 2 tablespoon sized balls.
  10. To measure accurately I used a coffee spoon.
  11. On a silpat put 6 cookies to a full cookie sheet.
  12. Mix the peanut butter and powdered sugar.
  13. In a small microwaveable bowl melt the semisweet chocolate in 30 second increments until fully melted.
  14. Bake for 11-12 minutes.

  15. Add 1 tablespoon of the peanut butter mixture to the top of the warmed cookies and flatten slightly.
  16. Spoon over the melted chocolate and let cool. (I usually refrigerate them for 15 minutes)

  17. When they come out of the oven they will look like little mountains, but when they cool they will deflate.

Nutrition Information

Yield: 20 cookies, Amount per serving: calories

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Buckeyes Cookies

Crispy, chewy, rich Buckeye Brownie Cookies topped with a sweetened peanut butter topping and semisweet chocolate is the perfect chocolate peanut butter combo!
Crispy, chewy, rich Buckeye Brownie Cookies topped with a sweetened peanut butter topping and semisweet chocolate is the perfect chocolate peanut butter combo!

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  1. This sounds like a genius pairing! Brownie cookies and buckeyes, two of my favorite desserts. I think I’ll be baking these for the upcoming Spring potluck!

  2. These cookies look so good, and who doesn’t like peanut butter and chocolate? I might have to make these and take to my next pot luck!

  3. Oh those sure do look delicious! I love pretty much anything with peanut butter in them and then with chocolate, pretty much know they will be yummy!

  4. I’m crazy for these! First, I’m originally from Ohio, so candy Buckeyes are a favorite (I don’t think you have a choice of whether or not you like Buckeyes if you live in Ohio 😉 But in a cookie version? Fabulous idea! These look so scrumptious, and of course a perfect flavor combo!

    1. I am not a GF expert so I can’t answer that with any authority. I am not sure how GF flour works in baked goods. My gut would say I would think you should be okay, but I worry it may affect the texture in a way I don’t know.

  5. Having nut allergies in the family I make these with rolo candy or caramels with the same recipe for the brownie cookie recipe that I have from my 100 year old grams