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Buckeye Cookies

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Buckeye Cookies
  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 2 hr 0 min
  • Servings 30

Try this delicious twist on the classic holiday candy -- a decadent chocolate chunk cookie topped with creamy peanut butter and smooth chocolate ganache. A definite WOW! MORE+ LESS-

Updated July 31, 2020
Betty Crocker Cookie Mix
Make with
Betty Crocker Cookie Mix

Ingredients

1
pouch (17.5 oz) Betty Crocker™ double chocolate chunk cookie mix
Butter, water and egg called for on cookie mix package
1/2
cup creamy peanut butter
1/4
cup powdered sugar
1/2
teaspoon vanilla
3/4
cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/4
cup heavy whipping cream

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 375°F.
  • 2
    In large bowl, stir cookie mix, water, oil and egg until soft dough forms.
  • 3
    Drop dough by slightly rounded tablespoons 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until edges are set. Cool 1 minute; remove from cookie sheet to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 20 minutes.
  • 4
    Meanwhile, in small bowl, mix peanut butter, powdered sugar and vanilla until well blended. Spread about 1 teaspoon mixture on top center of each cookie.
  • 5
    In small microwavable bowl, microwave chocolate chips and cream uncovered on High 30 to 45 seconds; stir until smooth. Spoon generous teaspoonful on each cookie; spread gently over peanut butter layer. Allow chocolate to set until firm, about 1 hour. Store covered in refrigerator.

Expert Tips

  • Native of Ohio, a buckeye is a large nut-like seed from a tree of the horse-chestnut family. Buckeye candies are peanut butter balls dipped in chocolate and are named for their resemblance to the nut of the buckeye tree.
  • These cookies freeze well -- store baked cookies in airtight containers with waxed paper in between layers. Bring to room temperature before eating.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
160
Calories from Fat
80
% Daily Value
Total Fat
9g
14%
Saturated Fat
4 1/2g
23%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
15mg
6%
Sodium
115mg
5%
Potassium
45mg
1%
Total Carbohydrate
17g
6%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
12g
Protein
2g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%
2%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
4%
4%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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