Buckeye Cookies

Chewy fudge brownie cookies, topped with peanut butter icing, and a milk chocolate drizzle.

Buckeye Cookies

Buckeyes are one of my favorite holiday treats. They’re also one of my Grandparent’s favorite treats from back when they did the holiday baking. I love bringing back those fond holiday memories for them!

However, I never really never bother to make buckeyes any other time of year.

Buckeye Cookies

While they’re delicious, let’s be honest they’re a pain to make. Rolling 75 peanut butter balls and then dipping them in chocolate can be very time consuming.

Buckeye Cookies

I wanted to capture that classic holiday flavor combination (and those warm fuzzy feelings!) in cookie form. Here is what I came up with!

Buckeye Cookies
Serves: 24 Cookies
  • 1 Box Fudge Brownie Mix (19.5 Ounce)
  • ¼ Cup Butter, Melted
  • 4 Oz. (1/2 of an 8 Oz. Block) Cream Cheese, Softened
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 Cup Powdered Sugar
  • 1 Cup Creamy Peanut Butter
  • 4 Ounces of Chocolate Candiquik
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a large bowl mix brownie mix, butter, cream cheese, and egg.
  2. Use a cookie scoop to scoop dough onto an un-greased cookie sheet.
  3. In a separate medium bowl mix peanut butter and powdered sugar until completely combined. Roll into "24" 1 inch balls. Set aside.
  4. Bake cookies for 15-20 minutes
  5. When your cookies are done immediately press a peanut butter ball into the center of each cookie. Cool cookies on pan for around 5 minutes.
  6. Melt Candiquik in a microwave safe bowl for 1-2 minutes, stirring frequently. Spoon around ½ tablespoon of chocolate over each cookie.

Adapted via Tastes of Lizzy T

Buckeye Cookies




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Peanut Butter Treats from Bloggers I Follow:
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2. Peanut Butter Cookie Pie via Averie Cooks

3. Peanut Butter Oreo Bars via Inside Bru Crew Life

4. Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Muffins via Damn Delicious

5. Flourless Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies via Cooking Classy


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  1. never had a buckeye cookie before, definitely missing out on something delicious. they look so chocolately and amazing…
    Thalia @ butter and brioche recently posted…Strawberry & Brown Sugar Brioche TartMy Profile

  2. These cookies will be in my dreams tonight. They are fantastic!
    Jocelyn (Grandbaby cakes) recently posted…Cookies and Cream BrowniesMy Profile

  3. These cookies look amazing! I love the creamy center. Definitely can’t go wrong with a classic like this! 🙂
    Gayle @ Pumpkin ‘N Spice recently posted…Blueberry Peach CrispMy Profile

  4. Buckeyes are one of my favorites! Yours look fantastic! 😉
    Jocelyn@Brucrewlife recently posted…BruCrew Top TenMy Profile

  5. I’ve never had a buckeye cookie before- they aren’t popular or regular thing here in Oz, but these look really really good!!
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  6. I can only imagine the feeling of biting down into this delicious looking cookie….oooey, gooey, and good. Such a great way to get the buckeye taste without all the work and mess!

    I’d love if you would share this recipe at my link party today if you get a chance. Have a wonderful day!
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  7. I am so excited I found your blog. I have had so much fun looking around at all of your yummy recipes. I also love the looks of these Buckeye Cookies! They look amazing, and I can’t wait to try them! Thanks for sharing! PINNED!
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  8. Visiting from Show me Saturday link party. I’ve never had a buckeye before, I’m not even sure what they are but if they resemble these cookies in any way I know I’d love them, these look so yummy! I would love for you to stop by and share this and other recipes with us over at Sweet and Savoury Sunday. Have a great day!

  9. Jamie @ Love Bakes Good Cakes says:

    Thanks for sharing at Freedom Fridays – scheduled a pin! 🙂