Monday, January 2, 2012

Buckeye Cookies

How do you make Buckeye Cookies?..You put them in a bowl and beat them for 3 hours. 
Okay, fine, that joke is almost 5 years old. However, this afternoon the Ohio State Buckeyes and the Florida Gators will meet for the second time in five years at the Gator Bowl. This time, I am not so sure the Gators will pull a 41-14 win, especially with our former coach pulling for the other side this time around. 
All pigskin rivalry aside, here is the recipe for delicious Buckeye cookies... 
1 ½ Cups Peanut Butter
1 Cup Butter, softened
½ Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
6 Cups Confectioners' Sugar
4 Cups Semisweet Chocolate Chips

In a large bowl, mix together the peanut butter, butter, vanilla, and confectioners' sugar. The dough will look dry. Roll into 1 inch balls and place on a waxed paper-lined cookie sheet. Press a toothpick into the top of each ball {to be used later as the handle for dipping} and chill in the freezer until firm, about 30 minutes. Melt chocolate chips in a double boiler {or in a bowl set over a pan of simmering water}. Stir frequently until smooth. Dip frozen peanut butter balls in chocolate holding onto the toothpick. Leave a small portion of peanut butter showing at the top to make them look like Buckeyes. Put back on the cookie sheet and refrigerate until serving.



  1. These look delicious! And go Gators!

    I do love Florida, but I especially love any team who's going to beat Ohio State ;)

  2. For some reason I've never made Buckeyes- saving this recipe to try!

  3. Yum! I love buckeyes! And I am so glad the Gators won!


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