Buckeye Brownie Cookies

Ingredients

Makes 24 cookies

  • 1 (18-19 oz.) box fudge brownie mix
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup peanut butter
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 3/4 cup chocolate frostinghomemade or store-bought
  • Sea salt, for topping (optional)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.


In a medium bowl combine brownie mix with fudge packet, butter, cream cheese and egg. Stir until dough comes together, it will be very thick and sticky. I used my hands.


Form rounded tablespoons sized portions of dough into balls, placing on baking sheet about 2 inches apart, making an indentation with your thumb in the center of each.


In another bowl stir together peanut butter and powdered sugar. Form peanut butter into teaspoon sized balls and press into the indentations in the brownie cookies.


Press peanut butter down slightly because the peanut butter won't spread and you don't want the cookies to be too tall.


Bake for 10-12 minutes until edges are set.


Transfer to wire rack to cool. When cooled top each cookie with about a tablespoon of chocolate frosting. Sprinkle with sea salt, if desired.


by The Savvy Kitchen
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