Buckeyes are another recipe I had never heard of until I was asked if I knew how to make them.
Now I make them so much I make them from memory because they are so simple to make.
You can really make as few or as many as you want if you can keep the proportions locked into your head or written down somewhere.
You just need 1 part butter to 3 parts peanut butter. Then add 1 1/2 parts the total of butter and peanut of powdered sugar.
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There are probably thousands of some variation of this ground oatmeal, chocolate chip cookie running loose in the world. There are probably as many stories out there as to where this recipe even originated. I first ran across a version in Ann Hodge’s Beat This! Cookbook back in the day when I collected cookbooks.
I don’t believe this recipe actually hails from Neiman Marcus, Mrs. Field’s, or anywhere else. I just know the urban legend that surrounds it. Regardless, this makes a great cookie. I usually serve these with hot chocolate New year’s Eve, unless of course I have made homemade cinnamon rolls.
When you make it, do not leave them in the oven longer than stated in the recipe, or any other version of this recipe you find. It will turn into a moon rock. This cookie will also go stale FAST, so be prepared to eat them the day you make them or have room in the freezer to put them up before they have a chance to dry out.
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