Buckeye Brownie Cookies

I’m so excited to be participating in “Take a Bite of My State Cookie EGGs-change”  sponsored by the Ohio Poultry Association!

Chocolate cookies with a perfect peanut butter center!  A new, quick version of Buckeye Peanut Butter Balls! ( An Ohio favorite)

 

Soft brownie cookies with peanut butter in the middle! www.lemonsforlulu.com

 

We are rapidly approaching the end of the year.  It’s time to think about those little things called “resolutions”.  Each January, I sort of think to myself, “this year I’m going to work on being a better person”.  It’s a total cop out.  I never REALLY elaborate on what it means to be a better person.  And besides, don’t we all want to be a better person?

This year I NEED to work on eating better, exercising more and managing my time better.  Truth is, if I take care of the last resolution, the other three will naturally fall into place.  I have a big job ahead of me.  The whole time management thing eludes me.  I can get up at 5 a.m. to start my day, but by 11:00 a.m I will be totally behind.  If anyone has any suggestions on how to be more efficient with my time, please enlighten me!

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Here’s an example of my time management issues.  I’ve been wanting to make Buckeye’s for weeks now.  It’s the only cookie my kids ask for each Christmas.  I made the dough about 3 weeks ago.  I put it in a large bowl and set it in the fridge to roll out later.  Well, two weeks came and went and still no peanut butter balls.  Finally the opportunity presented itself in the form of idle kids.   They were eager, I was desperate, it was the perfect situation!  We promptly froze them to be dipped later.   And here we are, waiting for the perfect time to dip 4 dozen peanut butter balls.   I’m thinking it’s not going to happen before Christmas.  Oh well, maybe we’ll have Valentine’s Day Buckeyes!

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My mom guilt set in.  I couldn’t possibly deny my little ones their favorite treat.  So I made these Buckeye Brownie Cookies just for them.  These are beautiful!  The cookies are thick and fudgy,  and made with loads of chocolate.  I made a little peanut butter filling to dollop on top of each cookie before they baked in the oven.  The idea was for these cookies to taste like Buckeye Balls and you know what?  They DID!  And the best part was we were munching on these cookies in an hour’s time!

Since those cookies took hardly any time to make, I find myself with a little extra time to think about those resolutions.  I figure I’m already ahead of the game.  I  mean, here it is December 11th and I’m already thinking about New Year’s Resolutions.  See, how organized I am already?  2014 is going to be great year!

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As for the diet, well I know one way to improve the way I eat: I need to eat more eggs! Want to learn a little more about eggs?

Egg Nutrition

  • ·         One egg has 13 essential vitamins and minerals in varying amounts, high-quality protein, unsaturated fats and antioxidants, all for 70 calories.
  • ·         The protein in eggs is the highest-quality protein found in any food and can benefit people of all ages in many ways, including forming muscle tissue, building muscle strength, repairing muscles after exercise and warding off the loss of muscle tissue as we age.
  • ·         Eggs have 14 percent less cholesterol and more vitamin D than previously thought. Eggs are one of the few foods that are a naturally good source of vitamin D, and eating one egg each day fits easily within dietary guidance, which recommends limiting cholesterol consumption to 300 mg per day.

Are you baking with eggs this holiday season?

Holiday Baking with Eggs

  • ·         Eggs are one of the most important, indispensable ingredients in baking during the holidays, and all year long! Eggs add moisture, color, flavor, and nutritional value to cookie recipes.
  • ·         Egg yolks can increase richness, tenderness, flavor, and color in homemade cookies, and they can also extend shelf life by delaying the staling process. The egg white provides strength and stability, and it adds moisture.
  • ·         Eggs are a holiday staple: In fact, more eggs are consumed during the winter holiday season than any other time of the year, including Easter.

Hey, now that I think about it, I’m way ahead of my diet resolution too!  These Buckeye Brownie Cookies are made with 4 eggs.  Dang, it’s not even 2014 and I’ve already worked on two resolutions.  As I said 2014 is going to be a good year!

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Buckeye Brownie Cookies

Buckeye Brownie Cookies

Ingredients

    For the cookies:
  • ½ cup butter
  • 4 oz unsweetened chocolate, chopped
  • 3 cups semi sweet chocolate chips, divided
  • 1 ½ cups flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 ½ cups sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • For the peanut butter filling
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • ¼ cup powdered sugar
  • ½ cup smooth peanut butter
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla

Instructions

  1. Combine the butter, unsweetened chocolate and 1 ½ cups of semi sweet chocolate in a saucepan. Cook over low heat, stirring until butter and chocolate have melted. Stir until smooth, remove from heat and let cool.
  2. Combine flour, baking powder and salt in a small bowl. Set aside.
  3. Beat eggs, sugar and vanilla in the bowl of mixer. Carefully beat in flour mixture. Beat well. Add in cooled chocolate. Beat until well combined. Stir in remaining chocolate chips.
  4. Drop dough by 2 tablespoon full’s onto lined baking sheets.
  5. Prepare filling. Combine all ingredients in a bowl, beating with a spoon.
  6. Spoon a ½ teaspoon full of peanut butter filling and place a dollop on the middle of each cookie. Bake in a 350-degree oven for 10 minutes. Let cookies cool on baking sheets for 1 minute before removing to a cooling rack.
  7. Makes 48 cookies.
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43 Responses

    • Oh good! I think you’ll enjoy them!

  1. These are AMAZING. Like, I want to come over and eat some right now!!!

    • I wish you would, otherwise I’ll eat them!

  2. Ha! I have my buckeye recipe going up today. These cookies are all kinds of awesomeness.

    • Thanks Aimee! Nothing beats a true Buckeye (cookie not football), but these are pretty close.

  3. I kinda sorta have time management issues too. I am just finally realizing this and actually admitting it. So I know how ya feel!
    These look great. Chocolate + Peanut butter? Yeah, I’ll take some of that! Pinned!

    • I guess admitting it is half the battle Julie! Thank you!

  4. You had me at your first picture! Love how fudgy they look inside. Yum yum. :) I haven’t even thought about my new year’s resolutions yet!

    • Thank you Tina! I have mixed feeling about resolutions. I should make them, but I usually don’t follow through.

  5. Lea

    I think sometimes we put a lot of demands on ourselves without realizing it. Some thoughts that come to mind 1) make a list for the day the night before 2) check it off as you go, 3) be gentle with yourself when not everything on this list gets done. Have you ever heard of Flylady? Her website is about cleaning your home but it’s really more than that and very organized. http://www.flylady.net/ Also fun for kids to be involved. :) Thanks for the cookie recipe! It looks delicious. Who doesn’t like chocolate and PB together?

    • Thank you Lea. My hardest thing is to let it go. I assume I have to get everything done on my list or else, when really it shouldn’t matter! I’ve never heard of Flylady. I’m going to check her out today (on my to do list)! I appreciate you taking the time to offer advice Lea. Thank you!

      • Lea

        Boy do I know what you mean about letting it go when not everything is done. Why do we expect ourselves to be “Superwoman” all day long? Every day! I used to beat myself up for not getting everything done, and doing it perfectly. Sheesh. And of course I never noticed the unexpected things that DID get done. It took a very long time and some life changing events to make me see this differently. Oh sure, sometimes I start to feel that way but it is easier with practice to catch myself. I think when we start to get down on ourselves about this we should remind ourselves that if it was a dear friend would we get on her case about it? Absolutely not.

  6. Tanya, these look AWESOME! I make Buckeyes all through the fall/winter season for friends and family and these cookies sound like the perfect translation. I can’t wait to try them!

    • Julie, are we related?? I think we like all the same things! I love these, very soft cookies! Although, I am going to get around to dipping those Buckeye’s because there really is nothing like them!

  7. Tanya,
    These look amazing! I think I’ll make a batch today! Pinning and sharing on my FB page.
    As for the time management….I have the same problem and the only way I seem to get anything done around the house is when I DON’T go near my computer! I get so caught up in my blog and with all the other social networks out there that half a day is gone before I know it! If you find the perfect balance PLEASE spread the word! Good Luck :)
    xoxo,
    Michelle

    • I try so hard to avoid going near the computer because I get sucked in to Facebook right away! At least I’m not the only one!

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  9. Oh dear heavens!! These look amazing! Love the brownie cookie and pb filling… pinned!

  10. I love these cookies, always a favorite. The peanut butter filling is calling my name with happiness, looks just pure delightful!

    • Thank you Pamela, I love the combination of peanut butter and chocolate-it is pure happiness!

  11. Buckeyes are always a special treat. These cookies are a little piece of heaven.

  12. Tanya I am drooling over these cookies, stopping by to let you know I’m featuring them over at Showcase Your Talent Thursday this week, thanks for linking up!

  13. […] from the exchange, there’s Aimee from Shugary Sweets, Tanya from Lemons for Lulu who brought Buckeye Brownie Cookies, Megan from Country Cleaver, Laurie of Simply Scratch, and Julianne of Beyond Frosting with Maple […]

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