These Crumbl Buckeye brownie cookies are made with a thick brownie cookie base then topped with a peanut butter buckeye topping and a generous amount of melted semi-sweet chocolate on top. The ultimate peanut butter chocolate treats.
Since you’re here, I know you’ll also love these Crumbl Chocolate Mallow Cupcake Cookies, Stuffed CRUMBL Hazelnut Churro cookies copycat, Crumbl Dark Dream Cookies | Chocolate Chocolate chip Cookies and even these Super chocolatey Crumbl Dirt Cake Cookies.
Last wee, Crumbl released their insane buckeye brownie cookies. Think a thick brownie cookie topped with the Buckeye peanut butter mixture, and coated with melted semi-sweet chocolate goodness. Drooling yet?!
The combination of the thick chocolate cookies and the smooth peanut butter topping is absolutely to die for, so don’t blame yourself if you drooled all over reading this or looking at the photos!
This is the best holiday cookie, AKA Crumbl buckeye brownie cookie recipe!
Raise your hands if you love buckeyes! Now, raise your hands if you love cookies! Better yet, raise your hands if you love chocolate brownie cookies with buckeye topping.
If you did all three, or just the last one, this copycat cookies recipe is the only one you’ll ever need! I promise! Seriously that good.
Why you need to make this recipe!
- It’s the best recipe for chocolate peanut butter lovers
- These cookies are perfect for Christmas and the holiday season.
- It’s easy to make.
- They taste just like the Crumbl version.
- Thanks to these you can have your favorite cookies year round!
Ingredients for this Crumbl Buckeye cookie recipe
Here are the ingredients you will need to make this peanut butter buckeye brownie cookie. Make sure to scroll down to the recipe card for the full detailed ingredient measurements.
- Butter– You can use either salted or unsalted butter for this recipe.
- Brown sugar– The brown sugar is the main sweetening agent that will keep the cookies extra soft and chewy.
- Granulated sugar- The granulated sugar is what makes the cookie edges a little crispy.
- Egg– The egg is the binding agent for these cookies, the yolk also adds extra fat for mositure.
- Vanilla extract– The vanilla extract helps bring out the chocolate flavor even more.
- Flour– You will need all purpose flour for this cookie recipe.
- Dutch processed cocoa powder– The dutch processed cocoa powder will give a nice chocolatey flavor.
- Baking soda– The baking soda will give you extra height to your cookies.
- Salt– The salt will balance out the sweetness of the cookies.
- Chocolate chips– Make sure to use good quality chocolate chips for these cookies.
- Peanut butter– I use creamy Skippy peanut butter for thi spart.
- Powdered sugar– The powdered sugar will be mixed with the peanut butter to create the Buckeye topping.
How to make Crumbl Buckeye brownie cookies?
This is how you can make these buckeye cookies. Make sure to scroll down to the recipe card for the full detailed instructions!
- Cream the butter, and both sugars until fluffy.
- Add in the egg and vanilla extract and mix.
- Combine the dry ingredients into the wet mixture and mix until the flour mixture disappears.
- Scoop out your cookie dough balls, place them on a baking sheet and gently press down to about 1 inch in thickness.
- Bake in the preheated oven, let them cool down on the baking sheet for 10 minutes, then transfer to a cooling rack.
Make the peanut butter buckeye topping
- Mix the peanut butter, butter, sugar, and vanilla together until a thick paste forms.
- Divide the peanut butter mixture into 7 equally sized balls.
- Top each cooled down cookie with the peanut butter mixture, and press to flatten.
- Top with the melted semi sweet chocolate and enjoy!
Chocolate topped cookies!
Now hear me out, you don’t have to top your cookies with as much melted chocolate as I did, but you definitely can. It makes them that much more fun and drool-worthy.
You can enjoy these cookies with the chocolate melted or you can chill them and enjoy them with the chocolate solidified like the OG buckeye balls!
Frequently asked questions – FAQ
What is a buckeye?
Technically a buckeye is a dark brown nut, but since we’re talking treats, it’s a confection made out of peanut butter, powdered sugar, and butter then dipped in chocolate.
It’s pretty much a peanut butter fudge ball that is coated in chocolate to look like a buckeye nut.
How can I store Crumbl buckeye brownie cookies?
These cookies can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 4 days.
You can also store them in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week. Depending on if you like them cold or room temp, you might have to pull them out of the fridge and let them sit at room temperature for a little bit.
These cookies can also be frozen in an airtight container for up to 2 months.
Once you’re ready to enjoy them, let them thaw in the fridge overnight.
Can I double this recipe?
Absolutely! If you want to make these cookies for a crowd or to give in Christmas cookie boxes you can definitely double or triple the recipe.
The cool thing about this is that you can click x2 or x3 in the recipe card and see the ingredient measurements change for you automatically.
Crumbl Buckeye Brownie cookies
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Crumbl Buckeye Brownie Cookie
- ½ cup butter softened
- ¾ cup brown sugar packed
- 2 tablespoon granulated sugar
- 1 large egg at room temperature
- 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 & ¼ cup flour
- ½ cup dutch processed cocoa powder
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- Preheat the oven to 350F then line a baking sheet with parchement paper and set aside.
- Cream butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar until light and creamy. Mix in the egg and the vanilla extract until combined.
- Add the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt and mix until the flour mixture disappears. Scoop out 7 equally sized cookie dough balls with a large cookie scooper (about ¼ cup), and place those cookies on a baking sheet leaving about 2 inches of space between each one.
- Gently press down on the cookies to about 1 inch in thickness, and bake in the preheated oven for 10 minutes. Once the cookies are baked, let them cool down on the baking sheet for 10 minutes before transferring them to a cooling rack.
Peanut butter buckeye topping
- In a medium bowl, whisk the peanut butter, butter, powdered sugar, and vanilla until a thick paste forms.
- Divide the peanut butter mixture into 7 little balls, top each cooled-down cookie with a peanut butter ball, and press down gently to flatten.
- Melt the semi-sweet chocolate chips, and top each cookie with it. Spread the melted chocolate and serve.
How can I store Crumbl buckeye brownie cookies?These cookies can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 4 days. You can also store them in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week. Depending on if you like them cold or room temp, you might have to pull them out of the fridge and let them sit at room temperature for a little bit. These cookies can also be frozen in an airtight container for up to 2 months. Once you’re ready to enjoy them, let them thaw in the fridge overnight.
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