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I am not totally certain these are a cookie. But whatever they are they are easy and most delicious, and even better than that they are fun to make!

I chose this cookie for more reasons than that it is easy and good.

It makes me reminisce about my childhood in Arkansas, because I carried a buckeye in my purse for a very long time. Not the cookie, but the real thing. Let’s do the recipe, but if you want to know more about the buckeye I carried in my pocket, take a look here.

This is what you need!

Mix the softened butter, peanut butter and vanilla, blend well using a hand mixer.

Add the powdered sugar and mix well. Shape into small balls (a melon baller would be about the right size!)

Now put them in the freezer just long enough to not be soft (about 30 minutes).

The instructions call to melt the chocolate chips over a double boiler, but why not use your microwave!?! Put them in for 30 seconds at a time, stirring when you take a look at them, and get them to dipping consistency.

Stick a tookpick in the top of the little ball and dip away!

Doesn’t it look just like those real buckeyes!!

Thanks to my special guest tester, Isabelle… she thought they were yummy!!!

Ingredients

* 1 1/2 cups peanut butter
* 1 cup butter
* 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
* 6 cups confectioners’ sugar
* 4 cups semisweet chocolate chips

Instructions
1. In a large bowl, mix together the peanut butter, butter, vanilla and confectioners’ sugar. The dough will look dry. Roll into 1 inch balls and place on a waxed paper-lined cookie sheet.
2. Press a toothpick into the top of each ball (to be used later as the handle for dipping) and chill in freezer until firm, about 30 minutes.
3. Melt chocolate chips in a double boiler or in a bowl set over a pan of barely simmering water. Stir frequently until smooth.
4. Dip frozen peanut butter balls in chocolate holding onto the toothpick. Leave a small portion of peanut butter showing at the top to make them look like Buckeyes. Put back on the cookie sheet and refrigerate until serving.