Chewy fudge brownie cookies, topped with peanut butter icing, and a milk chocolate drizzle.
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.
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.
I wanted to capture that classic holiday flavor combination (and those warm fuzzy feelings!) in cookie form. Here is what I came up with!
- 1 Box Fudge Brownie Mix, 19.5 Ounce
- 1/4 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
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a large bowl mix brownie mix, butter, cream cheese, and egg.
- Use a cookie scoop to scoop dough onto an un-greased cookie sheet.
- In a separate medium bowl mix peanut butter and powdered sugar until completely combined. Roll into "24" 1 inch balls. Set aside.
- Bake cookies for 15-20 minutes
- 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.
- Melt Candiquik in a microwave safe bowl for 1-2 minutes, stirring frequently. Spoon around 1/2 tablespoon of chocolate over each cookie.
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5. Flourless Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies via Cooking Classy