Crispy, chewy, Buckeye Brownie Cookies topped with a sweetened peanut butter and chocolate is the perfect chocolate peanut butter combo.
This recipe is a brownie cookie’s more adventurous big sister, Buckeye Brownie Cookies. With just a few more ingredients this elevates the brownie cookie to a whole other level.
A chewy, chocolatey brownie cookie has the crinkly exterior of brownies in the size and shape of a cookie. They are turned into buckeye treats with the addition of a sweetened layer of peanut butter, and then a later of hardened semisweet chocolate to top it off.
The recipe is SUPER easy and quick, and you can actually use a meatballer to scoop the peanut butter quickly. You can use this for scooping cookie dough too and even falafel. It’s a versatile tool that helps to make any recipe more uniform, which helps it to cook evenly too.
These cookies will be a hit with any household where some like salty treats and others prefer sweet. The combination of peanut butter and chocolate has something for everyone! If you love this combo, you’ll also love trying Peanut Butter Blossoms or Chocolate Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies.
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Frequently Asked Questions
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.
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.
For even more peanut butter flavor, add peanut butter chips to the brownie cookie dough before baking. Sprinkle the top layer of chocolate with sea salt, crushed peanuts, or both for a salty sweet crunch.
More Delicious Cookie Recipes
- Crinkly Brownie Cookies
- Jacques Torres Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Oreo Chunk Cookies
- Sprinkles Birthday Cake Cookies
- Award Winning Gingerbread Cookies
- Cinnamon Roll Cookies
- Strawberry White Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies
- Oatmeal Reese’s Peanut Butter Cookies
- Chewy Oatmeal Raisin M&M Cookies
How to Store Buckeye Brownie Cookies
- Serve: Buckeye Brownie Cookies can be kept at room temperature.
- Store: 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.
- Freeze: Buckeye Brownie Cookies will keep in the freezer, stored in an airtight container or freezer bag, up to 2 months. To enjoy, thaw them in the refrigerator before serving so the chocolate does not sweat too much in the defrosting process.
- 8 oz dark chocolate , chopped
- 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 1/4 cup 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
- In a microwave safe bowl, add the butter and chocolate and microwave for 30 seconds.
- Stir and microwave a second time until completely melted.
- Let cool for a couple of minutes.
- In a small bowl mix the eggs and sugar.
- Add them to the chocolate mixture and stir to combine.
- Add in flour and baking powder, stir until just combined.
- Refrigerate batter for at least 30 minutes, preferably 45-60 minutes.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Scoop out cookie dough in 2 tablespoon sized balls.
- On a silpat put 6 cookies to a full cookie sheet.
- Mix the peanut butter and powdered sugar.
- In a small microwaveable bowl melt the semisweet chocolate in 30 second increments until fully melted.
- Bake for 11-12 minutes.
- Add 1 tablespoon of the peanut butter mixture to the top of the warmed cookies and flatten slightly.
- Spoon over the melted chocolate and let cool. (I usually refrigerate them for 15 minutes).
- When they come out of the oven they will look like little mountains, but when they cool they will deflate.
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