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Buckeye brownie cookies on a white plate.

Small-batch Buckeye Brownie Cookies

These rich and amazing Buckeye Brownie Cookies have a fudgy chocolate cookie base, sweet peanut butter center, and are topped with melted chocolate.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 6 cookies
Calories 343kcal
Author Tracy


Chocolate Cookies

  • 3 tablespoons (42g) unsalted butter *
  • 2/3 cup (4oz) chopped semi-sweet chocolate high-quality chips are fine
  • 1/3 cup + 1 heaping tablespoon (85g) brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup + 1 tablespoon (70g) all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons (10g) natural cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

Sweet Peanut Butter Layer

  • 1/4 cup (65g) creamy peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup (30g) powdered sugar

Chocolate Topping

  • 1/3 cup (2oz) semi-sweet chocolate chopped


Chocolate Cookies

  • In a small bowl, melt butter and 2/3 cup of the chocolate chips together in the microwave. Heat for 30 seconds and stir. Then continue in 15-second bursts, stirring in between until smooth. Set aside to cool for 5 minutes.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together brown sugar, egg, and vanilla until just combined. Whisk in the cooled chocolate mixture.
  • Mix in flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt, until just combined. Dough will be very soft and sticky.
  • Cover and chill dough for 45 minutes until the dough is firm enough to handle.*
  • Preheat oven to 325°Line baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone baking mat.
  • Scoop and roll dough into 6 large balls and place on prepared cookie sheet spaced evenly apart. Bake for 10 to 13 minutes until the edges of the cookies are crinkled and look set.

Sweet Peanut Butter Layer

  • In a small bowl, use a fork to mix peanut butter and powdered sugar until well-combined. Divide mixture into 6 even balls. Squish peanut butter into 1/4-inch disks between the palms of your hands and place in the centers of the warm cookies, pressing them down just slightly.

Chocolate Topping

  • In a small bowl, melt chocolate. Heat in the microwave for 30 seconds, stir and then microwave for an additional 15 seconds. Repeat until chocolate is melted. Spoon over the cookies and chill until chocolate is set. Serve and enjoy!


*If using salted butter, reduce the salt in the recipe to a pinch. 
*If your dough becomes too firm to easily scoop and roll into balls, allow it to sit at room temperature for 10 minutes to soften slightly. 


Calories: 343kcal