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These Buckeye Brownie Cookies combine the best of both worlds…brownies and buckeyes! If you love buckeyes, but don’t like taking the time to dip them in chocolate, you’ll love this easy cookie recipe!
As you can see, we’re both still obsessed with peanut butter and chocolate. Let me tell you, I will never be done loving that perfect duo, so you can always be watching for a new recipe.
I’m sure a lot of you share this same love- I wouldn’t be surprised. Many people who claim to not like peanut butter and chocolate will find themselves eating one of these amazing cookies.
Who here loves buckeyes, brownies, and cookies? I know I do. The fudgy-chocolate flavor of brownies is one of my favorite desserts.
Well, I have a lot of favorites. But I really, really, really like brownies. So to make it into a big, rich, gooey cookie with peanut butter surprises inside is over the top for me. Buckeye Brownie Cookies. What more could I ask for?
Now your only question is: How do I do it? I want one now!
The simple brownie batter is made using a boxed brownie mix, melted butter, egg, and softened cream cheese. I love that it uses a boxed brownie mix! So easy!
You’ll want to make sure the butter is very soft, if not a little melty so that it easily mixes into the brownie batter. The batter will be very thick!
When you’re baking the cookies, watch to make sure you don’t overcook them or under cook them. We baked ours a full 12 minutes and it was perfect. All ovens are different, so yours might take longer or shorter to cook.
My suggestion? Set it at maybe 11 minutes, and watch it until it gets all the way done. Usually I like my brownies really gooey, but the bottom of the cookie needs to be cooked fully for it to hold the weight of the peanut butter.
Trust me, it’s really still gooey. It’s brownies! How can it not be gooey and delicious?
We love to use either chocolate chips or Candiquik chocolate for dipping, drizzling, and dunking. Candiquik is the easiest! We simply popped the chocolate in the microwave, took it out, gave it a little stir, and spooned it on the peanut butter part of the cookie.
The Candiquik melts so quickly in the microwave. It just melts in your mouth, too. Use any type of chocolate you prefer…chocolate chips work just as well.
You get the same classic taste of buckeyes without having to dip anything. Genius, right?!
If you love these cookies, you’ll love our new brownie cookie versions! Nutella Brownie Cookies, Peppermint Patty Brownie Cookies and Cookie Dough Brownie Cookies.
These are a wonderful cookie! everyone loves them. Doubled my recipe this year.
Could I use basic chocolate ganache for the top?
Can I freeze these?!
These are Amazing!, I have made them several times and everyone loves them. I am making them again today for out of state visitors at work. Love them! Thanks for this great recipe!
This recipe is awesome. A favorite of everyone I gave them to. So easy to make too.
Do you use the ingredients on the brownie mix on the back of the box as well or just the dry ingredients of the brownie mix, cream cheese, egg and butter? Thanks 🙂 I’m making them tommmrow!
I made these today. While the recipe is super easy and the cookies taste good, I would suggest making the peanut butter mixture like you do the actual buckeye candy. Just the peanut butter and powder sugar isn’t the right consistency, so night time I will be changing that to the actual buckeye.
I had a problem with the cookies absorbing the oil from the peanut butter and staying mushy just under the peanut butter. Next time I’ll let cool much longer before putting the ball on. Overall, super yummy!
Can I use milk chocolate chips? Wasn’t sure if it would set up
These cookies are my absolute favorite!! I get SO many compliments on these cookies any time I take them somewhere and they never last long! The only change that I made that I think elevates these cookies is to use Ghirardelli Dark Chocolate Melting Wafers as the topper. I highly recommend this recipe!!