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!
Buckeye Brownie Cookies
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.
Chocolate Peanut Butter 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!
Brownie Mix Cookies
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!
How Long to Bake Cookies
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?
Chocolate Topped Cookies
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?!
Brownie Cookie Recipes
Tools Needed to Make Cookies
Buckeye Brownie Cookies
- 1 box fudge brownie mix (19.5 ounce or family size)
- 1/4 cup butter melted
- 4 oz cream cheese softened
- 1 large egg
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1 cup creamy peanut butter
- 4 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips
- Heat oven to 350 degrees. In a medium bowl, beat the brownie mix, butter, cream cheese, and egg. The dough will be a little sticky. Scoop the dough onto an ungreased cookie sheet, making about 24 cookies. Smooth the edges of each to form a round cookie.
- In a separate bowl, mix the powdered sugar and the peanut butter until it is completely combined. Form the mixture into about 1 inch balls. Make sure you have one ball for each cookie. Set aside.
- Bake for the cookie dough 12 minutes, keeping an eye out to make sure the cookies doesn't overcook or undercook.
- As soon as the cookies come out of the oven, press a peanut butter ball lightly into the center of each cookie. The peanut butter mixture will soften slightly, but that is OK. Let the cookies cool for 5 minutes, then transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely.
- Melt the 4 ounces of chocolate in a microwavable bowl for 30 seconds. Stir the chocolate and melt for additional 15 seconds or until the chocolate is completely melted. Spoon about 1/2 a tablespoon of melted chocolate on top of each cookie so it covers the peanut butter ball. Let the chocolate set. Store in an airtight container.