Buckeye Cookies
Author: Nikki
These Buckeye Cookies have a soft and chewy chocolate cookie base. They are then topped with a delicious creamy peanut butter filling and then a chocolate ganache is poured over top. These cookies are rich and delicious. They are sure to be any peanut butter/chocolate lover's new favorite cookie!
Chocolate Cookies
  • 10 ounces semi-sweet baking chocolate
  • ¾ cup butter, softened
  • 1½ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 cups flour
  • ½ cup cocoa
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
Peanut Butter topping
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • ½ cup butter softened
  • ¼ cup evaporated milk
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
Chocolate Ganache
  • 2 cups semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 teaspoons vegetable shortening
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a microwave safe bowl, melt baking chocolate in 30 second increments, stirring between each increment until melted and smooth. Let cool.
  3. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper or spray with cooking spray.
  4. In a large mixing bowl, beat butter, brown sugar, and sugar until creamy.
  5. Add eggs and vanilla and beat again until smooth.
  6. Add cooled melted baking chocolate and stir until mixed completely.
  7. Sift flour, cocoa, salt and baking powder together and add to butter and sugar mixture.
  8. Mix until just blended. Do not over mix
  9. Let dough rest for 10 minutes. This allows dough to set up.
  10. Place dough on cookie sheets in 1 inch to 1½ inch balls, about 2 inches apart.
  11. Bake for 10 minutes.
  12. Cool cookies on baking sheet for 2 minutes. It allows the cookies time to set up.
  13. Cool completely
Peanut Butter Filling
  1. In a small mixing bowl, combine peanut butter and butter. Beat on high until creamy. Add powder sugar and milk. Beat again until well blended.
  2. Spoon mixture into one corner of the baggy.
  3. Cut of ½ inch of one of the corners.
  4. Pipe peanut butter mixture over each cookie.
Chocolate Ganache
  1. In a glass bowl combine chocolate chips and shortening. Microwave on high for 1 minute. Stir.
  2. Microwave again for 30 second increments, stirring between each increment, until the chocolate is melted.
  3. Spoon chocolate over each cookie.
Recipe by Chef in Training at https://www.chef-in-training.com/buckeye-cookies/