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Buckeye Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

Creamy peanut butter cookies!

Course Snack
Cuisine American
Prep 30 minutes
Cook 8 minutes
Total 40 minutes
Servings 24 cookies (depending on size)
Calories 180 kcal
Author Michelle

Ingredients

For the Cookies:

  • cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup unsalted butter at room temperature
  • ½ cup granulated sugar plus more for rolling
  • ½ cup light brown sugar
  • ¼ cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

For the Filling:

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Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt; set aside.
  3. With an electric mixer on medium speed, cream together the butter, sugars and peanut butter until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add the egg and vanilla extract and beat to combine. Reduce the speed to low, add the flour mixture and mix until combined.
  4. In a separate medium bowl, mix together the peanut butter and powdered sugar for the filling until smooth.
  5. In a small bowl, put some extra granulated sugar for rolling the cookies.
  6. Use a medium cookie scoop (or heaping tablespoon) of cookie dough and flatten it with your hands. Take about 1 teaspoon of the peanut butter filling (or a small cookie scoop) and place it in the center of the chocolate dough. Wrap the chocolate dough around the peanut butter center, pressing to seal. Roll the cookie into a ball and roll in the sugar. Place the cookies on the prepared baking sheet about 2 inches apart. Flatten each cookie slightly with the palm of your hand.
  7. Bake for 7 to 9 minutes. Let cool on the baking sheet for 2 minutes, then remove to a wire rack to cool completely. Store cookies in an airtight container at room temperature.

Recipe Notes

Nutritional values are based on one serving

Nutrition Facts
Buckeye Peanut Butter Cup Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 180 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 16mg5%
Sodium 101mg4%
Potassium 114mg3%
Carbohydrates 21g7%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 13g14%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 130IU3%
Calcium 14mg1%
Iron 0.9mg5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.