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Cookie Dough Buckeyes

Cookie Dough Buckeyes |

I am CRAZY stupid in obsessed with these. I’ve never even made traditional buckeyes, but I can’t say that I’m ever going to get around to it. One bite of these chocolate chip cookie dough buckeyes has convinced me that this is the only buckeyes recipe I’m ever going to need.

So. Just in case you are unfamiliar with Buckeyes… the traditional kind is made up of peanut butter ball covered in chocolate. Annnnnnnd….. it has something to do with Ohio. That’s about the extent of my knowledge on the little boogers. Sounds yum, right?

I’ve totally been meaning to make them. Especially around Christmas– I always think I’ll get to it at Christmas time. But now… I’m just not sure I’ll ever be able to deviate from this recipe. It’s literally chocolate chip cookie cookie dough (without the eggs of course)– my favorite– covered in chocolate.

I just feel like if I’m going to be dipping anything in chocolate, from now on, it’s just going to have to be cookie dough!

Color me addicted. Forevah.

Cookie Dough Buckeyes |

These are definitely going on the Christmas plate this year! And probably on a few other plates in between ;)

Products I used in the making…

Cookie Dough Buckeyes

Yield: 2-3 dozen


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup mini chocolate chips
  • 16 ounces candiquik (or other chocolate melting candy)


  1. Cream together the butter and sugar until smooth. Add remaining ingredients (except the candiquik) and mix until smooth (since there are no eggs and no baking soda, there is no need to add ingredients sequentially. yay!).
  2. Use a cookie scoop to portion out cookie dough balls onto a baking sheet (roll balls in your palm to smooth). Place the baking sheet in the freezer for 10 minutes.
  3. Melt candiquik according to manufacturer's instructions.
  4. Use a toothpick to dip each cookie dough ball into the chocolate, allowing excess chocolate to drip back into the melting tray. Place the chocolate covered dough on a sheet of wax/parchment/silicone mat to cool and harden. Smooth over the toothpick hole with your finger.
  5. Best if kept chilled until serving, but not absolutely necessary.

Are you cookie dough obsessed??

Then you’re in luck! A bunch of my friends and I are celebrating cookie dough week this week… which we may or may not have totally just made up. Either way, it’s delicious, and you won’t want to miss a bite!

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Ashton is the owner and author ofSomething Swanky. Although first and foremost a wife and mother, she considers herself an online entrepreneur, freelance writer and photographer, and brand ambassador.Her focus is in food styling, food photography and recipe development.
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21 Responses to “Cookie Dough Buckeyes”

  1. Megan - The Emotional Baker posted on March 24, 2014 at 6:30 am (#)

    I’ve always dreamed of making cookie dough bites. I love that you crafted these after traditional buckeyes. Can’t wait to try these :)

  2. Chloe @ foodlikecake posted on March 24, 2014 at 7:55 am (#)

    These look so good! I love cookie dough :-)

  3. Averie @ Averie Cooks posted on March 24, 2014 at 9:30 am (#)

    I think you made these just for me, right! Pinned :)

  4. Jamielyn Nye posted on March 24, 2014 at 12:04 pm (#)

    These look amazing! My family is obsessed with buckeyes! I’m going to have to try these!

  5. Gloria // Simply Gloria posted on March 24, 2014 at 12:29 pm (#)

    Ashton, these are definitely going on our Christmas plate, too… and every holiday in between! Maybe even on weekends! Pinning!

  6. Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel posted on March 24, 2014 at 12:53 pm (#)

    Week = made. I am in LOVE! I know about as much as Buckeyes as you do, but I can already say I’m obsessed.

  7. tanya posted on March 24, 2014 at 2:01 pm (#)

    You pretty much took my all time favorite candy and made it better! These are fantastic Ashton!

  8. Lindsay @ Life, Love and sugar posted on March 24, 2014 at 2:19 pm (#)

    So brilliant! I love buckeyes, but I know this cookie dough version would kick the traditional ones’ butts!

  9. Stephanie @ Back For Seconds posted on March 24, 2014 at 4:03 pm (#)

    I love buckeyes but it’s hard to beat chocolate covered cookie dough! Pinning these for sure :)

  10. Debi J posted on March 24, 2014 at 10:13 pm (#)

    I love the usual buckeyes with peanut butter (and also loved collecting the real nuts as a kid… although I grew up in Illinois, not Ohio), but given the amount of cookie dough that’s consumed in my household anyway (and yes, we still include the eggs), this could be a really big hit! Thanks for the recipe!

  11. Julianne @ Beyond Frosting posted on March 25, 2014 at 12:14 am (#)

    I wouldn’t mind piping a few of these in my mouth! Thanks for joining us Ashton!

  12. Roxana | Roxana's Home Baking posted on March 26, 2014 at 5:52 pm (#)

    I love buckeye and have been meaning to make them in like forever. Love your chocolate chip cookie dough twist on the traditional recipe!

  13. Becca from It's Yummi! posted on March 27, 2014 at 9:32 am (#)

    These look sinfully delicious, Ashton! The cookie dough just takes this to over-the-top awesomeness!

  14. Kayle (The Cooking Actress) posted on March 27, 2014 at 10:58 am (#)

    Lol that’s the gist of buckeyes-they’re also supposed to look like the buckeye (an inedible nut that is a big Ohio thing I guess…they’re the mascots for OSU’s football team anyway). But yeah. They’re pretty tasty. BUT THESE COOKIE DOUGH ONES ARE SO MUCH BETTER! I am in luuurve, they look crazy yummy!

  15. Tonia Larson posted on March 31, 2014 at 10:50 am (#)

    These are gorgeous! They would disappear in no time around my house!

  16. Rocky @ Somethin Outta Nothin posted on April 8, 2014 at 4:59 pm (#)

    We are big buck eye fan’s over here (the candy not the team). The hubster’s from Ohio so I make the peanut butter variety for him every Christmas. They’re call buckeyes after the state nut-the buck eye. The nut is called after a deer’s eye-or Buck’s eye because the coloration is like one. Don’t eat the real thing though because they are poisonous.

    On the fun side–I can’t wait to try the cookie dough version, Maybe even a peanut butter cookie dough version…This has opened up some fun possibilities! Thanks Ashton!

  17. ann posted on October 15, 2014 at 11:06 pm (#)

    I’m kinda worried, the recipe has milk, will it not spoil easily if left at room temp? Thanks

    • Ashton posted on November 4, 2014 at 3:34 pm (#)

      Not in my experience, but I’ve never left them at room temperature for more than a couple of days. I like eating them chilled, so that it tastes like actual cookie dough :)

  18. Jennifer posted on November 9, 2014 at 2:03 am (#)

    Made these tonight for a twist on the traditional Buckeyes I usually make.  Everyone loved them, all I brought home was an empty plate!
    Also, the sugar stabilizes the milk so it doesn’t spoil.  Go Bucks!  

    • Ashton posted on November 10, 2014 at 1:16 pm (#)

      So glad you liked them! And thanks for putting that into scientific-y words for me– that’s what I figured, but I wasn’t sure how to say it :)

  19. Laura posted on November 24, 2014 at 2:27 am (#)

    Awesome! My oldest totally despises peanut butter so I’ve gone too long without my buckeyes. I’m an Ohio girl born and raised, but transplanted to Wisconsin due to my husband’s job.