Buckeye Cookies

Easier to make than the candies named for his iconic nut, these chocolate and peanut butter cookies have just as much appeal in cookie form.

Chocolate Buckeye Cookies with peanut butter dollops
Photo: Brie Passano
Prep Time:
30 mins
Bake Time:
8 mins
Chill Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
48 mins
50 cookies


  • 1 cup butter, softened

  • 1 cup packed brown sugar

  • ¾ cup granulated sugar

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder

  • 2 ¼ cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter

  • ½ cup powdered sugar

  • 3 cup semisweet chocolate chips

  • 2 tablespoon shortening


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. In a large bowl beat butter with a mixer on medium to high seconds. Add both sugars, baking soda, and salt. Beat until combined, scraping bowl as needed. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Beat in cocoa powder until combined. Beat in as much of the flour as you can with the mixer. Stir in any remaining flour.

  2. Drop dough by tablespoons 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 8 to 10 minutes until edges are firm and centers appear set. Remove; cool on a wire rack.

  3. In a small bowl stir together peanut butter and powdered sugar until smooth.

  4. In a medium heavy saucepan, heat chocolate chips and shortening over low until melted and smooth, stirring occasionally.

  5. Dip tops of cooled cookies in melted chocolate mixture. Chill 10 minutes or until chocolate is set. Top each cookie with about 1 tsp. peanut butter mixture.

To Store

Transfer cookies to an airtight container; cover. Store in the refrigerator up to 1 week or freeze up to 3 months.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

176 Calories
10g Fat
21g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 50
Calories 176
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 17mg 6%
Sodium 105mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 21g 8%
Total Sugars 15g
Protein 3g
Calcium 14mg 1%
Iron 0.9mg 5%
Potassium 104mg 2%
Folate, total 17.5mcg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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