While shopping at this great store, Beiller's Market (a unique place that combines a farmer's market with an Amish bulk store) in Uniontown, Ohio recently, I came across a bag of mini Buckeye candies. They were SO cute and I knew I could come up with something to do with them. I actually forgot about them for a little while and then yesterday, remembered that I had them. I really only had one choice in the matter... cookies!!! This recipe can be adapted to include chopped Reese cups if you cannot find mini buckeyes. If you're not in Ohio, there's a good possibility that you won't.
Chocolately Buckeye Cookies
3/4 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
1/2 cup cocoa powder
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 cups mini buckeyes (or chopped Reese cups)
Heat oven to 375. In a large mixing bowl, beat butter, sugars and vanilla on medium speed until light and fluffy (about 2 minutes). Add eggs and beat well. In another bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Gradually add flour mixture to butter mixture and beat until blended. Add buckeyes (or Reese cups) and blend. Do not overmix, candies can break in the mixer.
Drop cookies by heaping teaspoonfuls onto ungreased cookies sheets. Bake for 7 minutes. Cool on tray for 1 minute then remove to a wire rack to cool completely. ENJOY.