Our Family Christmas Cookie Recipes: Week 2

December 2, 2014, In: Baking, Christmas, Cookies, Occasion


Some call them buckeyes others call them peanut butter balls, either way these bite size bits of deliciousness are the perfect combination of peanut butter and chocolate! Buckeyes were always a favorite of my siblings and mine. My mom would make a batch every year at Christmas. I continue to make them every year for our annual cookie exchange and they continue to be popular with my siblings and now my own children. I hope you enjoy this recipe and maybe buckeyes will become a favorite of your family’s as well.

Salute, Sharleen

See the other posts in this series here:
Week 1: Mexican Wedding Cakes
Week 3: Mrs. Claus’ Fudge
Week 4 (Part 1): Brown-Eyed Susans
Week 4 (Part 2): Magic Carpets



  • 1.5 lbs. confectioners sugar
  • 1/2 lb. butter (not softened)
  • 1 lb. peanut butter
  • 1/2 cake paraffin wax
  • 12 oz. package chocolate chips


  1. Mix sugar, butter and peanut butter with hands. Roll into small balls. Refrigerate on cookie sheet for 1 hour. In double boiler, melt wax and chocolate chips. Using a toothpick, dip balls into chocolate mixture leaving small space on top showing the peanut butter, so they look like chestnuts.

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