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Chocolate Peanut Butter Buckeye Cookies

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Buckeye Cookies take everything you love about a peanut butter ball (a “Buckeye”) and combine it with a soft and chewy chocolate cookie.

close up of chocolate cookie filled with peanut butter and drizzled with chocolate

Chocolate Peanut Butter Buckeye Cookies come from my blog friend Miranda’s new cookbook, Easy Homemade Cookie Cookbook, and combine my favorite things – chocolate and peanut butter.

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cookie sheet with many chocolate cookies filled with peanut butter centers and drizzled with melted chocolate

This is how our current evenings go – I get off work, pick up the girls, come home, immediately take Rosie up for a bath, give her a bottle, put her to bed, then move onto dinner for the rest of us (then on to bath and bedtime ritual for Julia).

Most nights go pretty smoothly.

I usually set Julia up with her tablet or a toy for the 15 minutes I’m getting Rosie situated.

close up of plate of chocolate cookies filled with peanut butter centers and drizzled with melted chocolate

However, the other night, I was rocking Rosie when Julia ran in crying. She had put her dirty socks into her hamper, which is in her closet, and pinched her little hand in the door when she was closing it.

It was pandemonium for about 15 minutes.

Everything eventually settled down, Bob got home, and peace was restored.

After both girls were sleeping, I decided to bake.

Miranda of Cookie Dough and Oven Mitt sent over her brand new cookbook and these Chocolate Peanut Butter Buckeye Cookies immediately caught my attention.

Plate of three chocolate cookies filled with peanut butter and drizzled with chocolate on a red napkin

Buckeyes are a pretty popular recipe on my site and adding them to chocolate cookies make them even better. Plus, this cookie is entirely from scratch but really easy.

Miranda’s new cookbook, The Easy Homemade Cookie Cookbook, has so many recipes I’m excited to try. Julia LOVES neapolitan ice cream so those neapolitan Cookies on the cover are going to get made soon.

You can preorder the book now and I’ll be GIVING ONE AWAY over on Facebook soon so follow along for a chance to win a copy!

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close up of chocolate cookie filled with peanut butter and drizzled with chocolate

Chocolate Peanut Butter Buckeye Cookies

Chocolate Peanut Butter Buckeye Cookies take everything you love about a peanut butter ball (a "Buckeye") and combine it with a soft and chewy chocolate cookie.

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Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Servings 2 dozen

Ingredients
  

For the Peanut Butter Filling

For the Cookies

Instructions
 

To Make the Peanut Butter Filling:

  • In a small bowl, add the peanut butter, powdered sugar, and vanilla and whisk until smooth. Set aside.

To Make the Chocolate Cookies:

  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and line two baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats. Set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, add the flour, cocoa powder, and salt and whisk together. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, add the butter and sugar and cream together with a hand mixer until creamy.
  • Add the egg yolk and vanilla and beat to combine.
  • Add in the dry ingredients, in two parts, and mix on low until the dough comes together.
  • Use a medium cookie scoop to scoop out the dough into balls then slightly flatten them in the palms of your hands, then place them on the prepared cookie sheets, about 2" apart.
  • Use the back of a teaspoon to press a well into each cookie. 
  • Scoop out approximately 1 teaspoon of peanut butter mixture, roll it into a ball and place it into the indentation you created in the dough. Repeat until complete.
  • Bake for approximately 15 minutes or until the edges are just firm to the touch.
  • Remove from the oven, let cool on the cookie sheets for 5 minutes, before removing to cool completely.
  • Once cool, melt your chocolate in a microwave safe bowl then pour it into a plastic baggie. Snip the very tip of the baggie and drizzle the melted chocolate over the cooled cookies.
  • Enjoy!
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Notes

I thinned my chocolate with a very small amount (probably 1/4 teaspoon) of coconut oil to make it smooth.
Recipe from The Easy Homemade Cookie Cookbook

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  1. Baxter @ Foodtalko says

    These cookies sound so good! I cannot wait to try this recipe out – thanks so much!

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