Guess what? It’s the most wonderful time of the year! And Buckeye Brownie Cookies are the perfect addition to any Christmas cookie list. They are fudge-y, soft, peanut butter-y, and chocolate-y, so basically that means they are perfect.
These simple cookies remind me of my most favorite brownie-Peanut Butter Brownies. Buckeye Brownie Cookies are super similar to those, but in cookie form.
I’ve been on a little hiatus for a few weeks. I certainly didn’t intend for my little break to last this long, but we spent Thanksgiving across the country in Texas with my sister’s family, then we spent several days in Utah visiting more family. After that trip, I headed to Montana with my Mama while My Cowboy was away for a work trip. This week has been spent decking the hall’s at my parent’s and Christmas is well beyond full swing in our neck of the woods.
I am so excited for holiday baking and decided sharing these Buckeye Brownie Cookies was a good place to start the season here on Butter, Love, and Cowboys. Normally, I would have started my Christmas goodies sooner than this, but have had little time for baking with these many visits away from our house.
Oh that soft brownie bottom.
Oh that chocolate ganache topping.
Oh that peanut butter center.
Bless these Buckeye Brownie Cookies.
- 1 box brownie mix
- 4 oz cream cheese, softened
- 1/4 cup butter, melted
- 1 egg
- 1 cup peanut butter chips
- 1/4 cup milk chocolate chips
- 1 cup peanut butter
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1 cup milk chocolate chips
- 1/3 cup cream
- 1. Preheat oven at 350 degrees F. Beat brownie mix, cream cheese, and melted butter, and egg until just combined. Mix in the peanut butter chips and chocolate chips by hand. Shape the dough into one inch balls and place on a greased cookie sheet. Bake 10-12 minutes.
- 2. While the cookies are baking prepare the peanut butter filling. Beat the peanut butter and powdered sugar until combined. Form peanut butter filling in 1-2 teaspoon sized balls. Immediately after you remove the cookies from the oven, gently press a peanut butter ball into each cookie. Let cookies cool completely.
- 3. For the ganache, place the chocolate chips in a medium sized bowl. Microwave the cream until almost boiling. Pour over the chocolate chips and stir until melted completely. You may need to place it in the microwave for an additional 20-30 seconds to melt the chocolate completely. Spread about 1 tablespoon of ganache on top of each cookie. Enjoy!
- *If you end up needing more ganache, just repeat the ganache recipe or make an additional half recipe until all the cookies have been covered. Leftover ganache also makes great hot fudge!