How to Make Buckeyes + BAKERS GIVEAWAY

by Amy Stafford on December 11, 2012

Day 2 of my Christmas Cookie marathon is my Mom’s Buckeye recipe.  She always made them every Christmas and my son Jimmy loves them.  When I asked her for the recipe she wrote that I needed to use a box of XXXX sugar…. what?  I had no idea what XXXX sugar was, I figured out through google search that back in the day that was what they called Confectioners’ sugar.  Always something to learn in the baking and cooking world.
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I used my Pampered Chef small scoop to make peanut balls to the exact size. Yes, there is one of these fabulous scoops in the basket for you to win!
How to Make Buckeye's
Jimmy says he really doesn’t have a favorite Christmas cookie, anything without nuts will do, but when I went down the list of recipes, this one got an enthusiastic YES, peanut butter doesn’t count! :)  So the refrigerator is packed with buckeyes for him when he gets home from college!
As the picture can attest, you feed them and they will grow!
How to Make Buckeye's
Ingredients:
  • 3/4 cup smooth peanut butter
  • 3 3/4 cups of confectioners’ sugar, sifted
  • 2 sticks unsalted butter, softened
  • 1- 12 ounce bag semi sweet chocolate chips
  • assorted christmas colored chocolate chips

Directions:

Mix peanut butter, confectioners’ sugar and butter in a mixing bowl until smooth.

Using a tablespoon scoop measure out balls (Pampered Chef Small Scoop works perfect) onto a parchment lined baking sheet.  Rounding balls between your hands to smooth out.

Refrigerate for at least 2 hours.

Melt chocolate chips in a double boiler or a bowl set over a saucepan with a little water set to a low boil,  stirring continually until smooth.

How to Make Buckeye's

Insert a toothpick into peanut butter ball and dip into chocolate coating 3/4 of ball, leaving peanut butter visible on top.

Set back onto baking sheet, when all balls have been coated, top balls with christmas colored chocolate chips, and put sheet back in refrigerator to set chocolate.

Once chocolate is set you can store Buckeyes in a air tight container.

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How to Make Buckeyes + BAKERS GIVEAWAY
 
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Recipe type: Candy
Serves: 42
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Ingredients
  • ¾ cup smooth peanut butter
  • 3¾ cups of confectioners’ sugar, sifted
  • 2 sticks unsalted butter, softened
  • 1- 12 ounce bag semi sweet chocolate chips
  • assorted christmas colored chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Mix peanut butter, confectioners’ sugar and butter in a mixing bowl until smooth.
  2. Using a tablespoon scoop measure out balls onto a parchment lined baking sheet. Rounding balls between your hands to smooth out.
  3. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
  4. Melt chocolate chips in a double boiler or a bowl set over a saucepan with a little water set to a low boil, stirring continually until smooth.
  5. Insert a toothpick into peanut butter ball and dip into chocolate coating ¾ of ball, leaving peanut butter visible on top.
  6. Set back onto baking sheet, when all balls have been coated, top balls with christmas colored chocolate chips, and put sheet back in refrigerator to set chocolate.
  7. Once chocolate is set you can store Buckeyes in a air tight container.

 

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Michelle Hudak December 11, 2012 at 12:36 pm

My favorite Christmas cookies are the butter star spritz with the candied cherry center
http://www.joyofbaking.com/SpritzCookies.html

I just bought a cookie press and am waiting for it to ship so I can make these for Christmas

I’m an email subscriber too.

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amy December 12, 2012 at 6:35 pm

I LOVE my cookie press Michelle and the joy of baking pritz, I put sugar sprinkles on right when they come out of the oven to give them a little color. Great for football parties, you can do the two colors of your favorite team:)

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Virginia December 12, 2012 at 9:33 pm

My favorite Christmas cookies are soft ginger cookies. I could never get behind ginger snaps, but I love an nice chewy, gingerbready cookie! :)

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amy December 13, 2012 at 3:44 pm

I have to say I like the snaps too, I think anything cookie related makes me happy!

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Carmen December 12, 2012 at 10:28 pm

My favorite Christmas cookies are cut-outs, probably because I only make them this time of year.

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amy December 13, 2012 at 3:41 pm

Hi Carmen, I think the winner of the most favorite Christmas Cookie is Sugar with icing!

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Ann December 13, 2012 at 11:39 pm

Hello! My favorite cookie is the pizzelle . My mother makes them with a pizzelle
iron/maker that is over forty years old! She makes enough to give as gifts.
Thank you!

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amy December 14, 2012 at 7:56 am

Ann,
they sound wonderful!
xo Amy

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rondah December 14, 2012 at 3:59 pm

My favorite is sugar cookies that my grandma makes

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