Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

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You are going to love these easy Buckeye Cookies! Start with a simple cake mix base to create these delicious chocolate peanut butter cookies. No one will ever believe these amazing cookies are from a cake mix!

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Buckeye Cake Mix Cookies

This delicious cookie has two favorites in one – buckeyes and cake mix cookies. If you love the amazing combination of peanut butter and chocolate, this indulgent sweet treat is for you!

These simple cookies are loaded with plenty of chocolate and peanut butter flavor. Serve these treats on their own or with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Either way, you won’t be able to resist!

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Why We Love This Cookie Recipe

  • Easy to make – these delicious chocolate peanut butter cookies start with a simple cake mix base.
  • Perfect for gifting – these homemade cookies make an ideal gift. Share them with friends or neighbors or anyone you like.
  • Great for parties – a perfect choice for an amazing party or potluck.

Ingredients

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  • Chocolate fudge cake mix
  • Oil
  • Eggs
  • Flour
  • Peanut butter
  • Powdered sugar
  • Semi-sweet chocolate chips

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How To Make Buckeye Cake Mix Cookies

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.

2. Add cake mix, oil, eggs, and flour to a large bowl, and stir with a wooden spoon until a dough forms.

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3. Use a cookie scoop to gather dough, and place rounded scoops 2 inches apart on the cookie sheet.

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4. Use the back of a rounded measuring teaspoon to make a hollow well in the center of each scoop of dough.

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5. Transfer the pan to the oven and bake for 10 minutes.

6. Mix the peanut butter and powdered sugar together, and form into 24 small balls, about 1 teaspoon each.

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7. Once the cookies are done baking, remove them from the oven, and pop a peanut butter ball into the center well that you made. Gently push the ball down to flatten it.

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8. Add the chocolate chips to a small bowl and microwave on high heat for 30 seconds. Remove and stir well, then heat for an additional 15 seconds. Stir very well until all chocolate is melted.

9. Use a small spoon to top each flattened peanut butter ball with chocolate.

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10. Refrigerate for 30 minutes to allow the chocolate to set.

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Tips & Tricks

  • Don’t overmix the dough: Overmixing the dough can lead to tough cookies. Mix until the ingredients are just combined, and then stop.
  • Use parchment paper: Lining your baking sheet with parchment paper prevents the cookies from sticking and makes cleanup easier.
  • Watch the baking time: Baking time can vary depending on the size of the cookies, so keep a close eye on them in the oven.
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Frequently Asked Questions

How Do I Store These Cookies?

Store any leftover cookies in an airtight container at room temperature. Once the cookies have cooled completely, transfer them to a container with a tight-fitting lid to keep them fresh.

If the cookies are still warm, wait until they have cooled to room temperature before storing them, as storing warm cookies can cause them to become soft and lose their texture. They should keep for 3-4 days.

Can I Freeze Them?

Yes! You can place the cookies in an airtight container or freezer bag and freeze them for up to three months. Thaw the cookies at room temperature before serving.

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Buckeye Cake Mix Cookies

Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Additional Time:30 minutes
Total Time55 minutes
Servings24 Cookies
Calories: 192 kcal
This delicious cookie has two favorites in one – buckeyes, and cake mix cookies. Start with a simple cake mix base to create these delicious chocolate peanut butter cookies.

Ingredients
 

  • 1 box chocolate fudge cake mix
  • ½ cup oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • ¼ cup flour
  • ½ cup peanut butter
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • ½ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Equipment

  • Large bowl
  • Wooden spoon
  • Cookie scoop
  • Cookie sheet
  • Rounded teaspoon

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  • Add cake mix, oil, eggs, and flour to a large bowl, and stir with a wooden spoon until a dough forms.
  • Use a cookie scoop to gather dough, and place rounded scoops 2 inches apart on the cookie sheet.
  • Use the back of a rounded measuring teaspoon to make a hollow well in the center of each scoop of dough.
  • Transfer the pan to the oven and bake for 10 minutes.
  • Mix the peanut butter and powdered sugar together, and form into 24 small balls, about 1 teaspoon each.
  • Once the cookies are done baking, remove them from the oven, and pop a peanut butter ball into the center well that you made. Gently push the ball down to flatten it.
  • Add the chocolate chips to a small bowl, and microwave on high heat for 30 seconds. Remove and stir well, then heat for an additional 15 seconds. Stir very well until all chocolate is melted.
  • Use a small spoon to top each flattened peanut butter ball with chocolate.
  • Refrigerate for 30 minutes to allow the chocolate to set.

Notes

  • Don’t overmix the dough, as it can lead to tough cookies.
  • Lining your baking sheet with parchment paper prevents the cookies from sticking and makes cleanup easier.
  • Do not overcook the cookies, and keep a close eye on them in the oven.

Nutrition

Calories: 192 kcal | Carbohydrates: 20 g | Protein: 3 g | Fat: 12 g | Saturated Fat: 2 g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3 g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6 g | Trans Fat: 0.02 g | Cholesterol: 14 mg | Sodium: 177 mg | Potassium: 117 mg | Fiber: 1 g | Sugar: 11 g | Vitamin A: 22 IU | Calcium: 34 mg | Iron: 1 mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, is intended to serve as an estimate only, and is provided for informational purposes. The accuracy of nutritional information is not guaranteed.

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