On the 11th Day of Christmas Cookies I made the cookie that started it all- The Buckeye, a true crowd pleaser. Years ago a friend included me in her yearly Cookie Extravaganza and I was in charge of the Buckeyes. It was a full day of baking, from early in the morning to late at night, I might have complained a bit, a lot actually, but there is always a smile on my face when I think about these days. The Annual Cookie Extravaganza was the inspiration for the 12 Days of Christmas Cookies for sure, and how could I not deliver on my responsibility of the Buckeyes!
Is Peanut Butter and Chocolate ever wrong?
- 1 1/2 cups creamy peanut butter
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 4 cups sifted confectioners’ sugar
- 6 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 2 tablespoons shortening
1. Line a baking sheet with waxed paper; set aside.
2. In a mixing bowl, combine peanut butter, butter, vanilla, and confectioners’ sugar blending until the dough is smooth. Shape into balls using 2 teaspoons of dough for each ball. Place on prepared pan, and refrigerate.
3. Melt chocolate and shortening together in a metal bowl over a pan of lightly simmering water. Stir occasionally until smooth, and remove from heat.
4. Remove balls from refrigerator. Insert a wooden toothpick into a ball, and dip into melted chocolate. Return to wax paper, chocolate side down, and remove toothpick. Repeat with remaining balls. Refrigerate for 30 minutes to set.
Makes about 5 dozen pieces of deliciousness
My yearly tribute to The Cookie Extravaganza and all the Cookie Girls out there!
5 thoughts on “Buckeyes”
Oh boy, do these ever look good. I just might have to add them to my massive list of Christmas cookies to bake! They look too yummy to pass up!
Little nuggets of joy!
We have them on our Christmas treat platter too! My FIL loves them!
Oh man it was fab! Did you participate in the swap? It was so much fun!! P.s Those cookies look amazing 🙂 YUM
I did participate in the swap- Wish I was still getting cookies in the mail! 🙂