Best Buckeye Cookies Recipe with Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

If you’re looking for the best buckeye cookies recipe out there, look no further. These cookies are a heavenly combination of buckeye cookies and chocolate chip cookie dough!

The rich chocolate taste of the buckeyes combines perfectly with the soft and chewy texture of the cookie dough. Plus, they are incredibly easy to make – you only need a few simple ingredients!

buckeye cookies on sheet pan

Whether you’re looking for a new dessert recipe to try or just want something sweet to snack on, these cookies are definitely worth bookmarking. Trust me, your guests will be asking for seconds!

Kitchen Tools Needed To Make Buckeye Cookies

  • Spatula
  • Glass Bowl
  • Wax Paper
  • Cookie Sheet

Ingredients for Buckeye Cookies

Makes 8-10 cookies
Bake at 350 degrees F for 12-15 mins

  • 1 cup flour
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ⅓ cup butter
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • ½ cup chocolate chips
ingredients for buckeye cookies

Topping for Buckeye Cookies:

  • 12 soft caramels
  • 1 Tbsp cream
  • ¼ cup chocolate chips
  • 1 tsp coconut oil (optional)

How to Make the Buckeye Cookies

Step 1. 

Cream together butter and sugar in a medium bowl.

Add egg and vanilla and mix well.

Add flour and baking soda and combine until a soft dough forms.

Fold in chocolate chips.

buckeye chocolate chip cookie dough

Step 2.

Drop 8-10 large scoops of dough onto a parchment paper-lined baking sheet.

scooping cookies onto sheet pan

Bake at 350 for 12 minutes.

baked buckeye cookies

Step 3.

Unwrap the caramels, combine with cream in a microwave-safe bowl.

adding caramel to cookies

Heat at 15-second intervals, stirring until the caramel is melted.

Place 1 Tbsp of caramel onto each cookie, swirling into a circle.

caramels on cookies

Step 4.

Place the chocolate chips and oil in a microwave-safe bowl and heat at 15-second intervals until melted.

melting chocolate chips

Place 1 Tbsp of chocolate onto the caramel, swirling into a circle.

buckeye cookies with chocolate chip cookie dough

Look at how delicious they look!

closeup of buckeye cookies

If you are not a fan of cookie dough, you can easily make a brownie version by just swapping brownie mix for the chocolate chip cookie mix…

buckeye cookies on sheet pan

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Frequently Asked Questions About Buckeye Cookies

Are buckeyes candy or cookies?

Buckeyes are noted as the most popular “cookie” in Ohio. Because they are covered in chocolate they closely resemble candy.

Can you freeze buckeye cookies?

Yes! Buckeyes can be frozen for up to 3 months in an airtight container or freezer ziploc bag.

They can also be stored in the refrigerator, or at room temperature if you’ll be eating them within a day or two.

What is a Buckeye cookie made of?

Buckeye cookies are a confection made with a peanut butter fudge partially dipped in chocolate to leave a circle of peanut butter visible. 

Other delicious dessert recipes you’ll want to try!

Fudgy S’mores Brownies

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Fudge

Homemade Peanut Butter Cookies

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Best Buckeye Cookies Recipe with Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

If you are a fan of buckeyes you are going to love this recipe with a twist-a layer of chocolate chip cookie dough at the bottom!

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup flour
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • cup butter
  • ¼ cup white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • ½ cup chocolate chips

Topping

  • 12 soft caramels
  • 1 Tbsp cream
  • ¼ cup chocolate chips
  • 1 tsp coconut oil (optional)

Instructions
 

  • Cream together butter and sugar in a medium bowl.
  • Add egg and vanilla and mix well.
  • Add flour and baking soda and combine until a soft dough forms.
  • Fold in chocolate chips.
  • Drop 8-10 large scoops of dough onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet.
  • Bake at 350 for 12 minutes.
  • Unwrap the caramels, combine with cream in a microwave safe bowl.
  • Heat at 15 second intervals, stirring until the caramel is melted.
  • Place 1 Tbsp of caramel onto each cookie, swirling into a circle.
  • Place the chocolate chips and oil in a microwave safe bowl and heat at 15 second intervals until melted.
  • Place 1 Tbsp of chocolate onto the caramel, swirling into a circle.
  • Serve and enjoy!
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