Yield: 12 cookies

Buckeye Brownie Cookies

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Chill Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 2 minutes

Buckeye Brownie Cookies are the perfect chocolate peanut butter treat! Fudgy chocolate cookies are topped with homemade buckeye candies in this easy recipe.


For the Cookie Base

  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • ¾ cup light brown sugar, packed
  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 3 Tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt

For the Buckeyes

  • ½ cup peanut butter
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 Tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • ½ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips


  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the sugar, brown sugar, cocoa powder, melted butter, and vegetable oil. Beat for about 2 minutes, then add egg and vanilla extract.
  2. Add the flour, baking powder, and salt to the butter mixture, stirring just until combined.
  3. Chill dough for about 30 minutes.
  4. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or silicone baking mat.
  5. Remove cookie dough from refrigerator and roll dough into 12 equal sized cookie dough balls. Place on baking sheet.
  6. Flatten cookie dough balls to ¼ inch thickness. Bake for 10-12 minutes.
  7. While the cookies bake, make the filling by beating the peanut butter, powdered sugar, and butter together until well combined. Roll into 12 peanut butter balls. Refrigerate for at least 5 minutes, until ready to use.
  8. Remove cookies from the oven and use a spoon to make an indent in the center of each cookie (immediately).
  9. Cool the cookies for about 5 minutes, then place a peanut butter ball into each indentation.
  10. Melt chocolate chips (either in the microwave or double boiler). Spoon over peanut butter. Allow to set.


  • It is better to slightly underbake these cookies so they stay soft.  
  • Make sure to refrigerate the cookie dough so it doesn’t spread too much as it bakes.   
  • Store in an airtight container on the counter for up to 7 days.   
  • Freeze in airtight container for up to 3 months.
  • Copycat Crumbl cookie recipe.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 cookie

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 378Total Fat: 20gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 38mgSodium: 156mgCarbohydrates: 46gFiber: 2gSugar: 29gProtein: 6g

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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