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Buckeye Cookies

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

Ingredients

1
pouch (1 lb 1.5 oz) Betty Crocker™ double chocolate chunk cookie mix
Water, vegetable oil 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

Directions

  • 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.
  • 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 cooled 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.
Tips  

Buckeye candies are peanut butter balls dipped in chocolate. The name comes from their resemblance to the nut of the buckeye tree.

A trick for making drop cookies all the same size: Use a spring-handled cookie or ice cream scoop.

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 INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
150
(
Calories from Fat
70
)
Daily Value
Total Fat
8g
12%
(
Saturated Fat
3g
14%
,
Trans Fat
0g
)
Cholesterol
10mg
3%
Sodium
95mg
4%
Potassium
45mg
1%
Total Carbohydrate
17g
6%
(
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
,
Sugars
12g
)
Protein
2g
Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
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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