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Soft Baked Peanut Butter Chocolate Swirl Cookies

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Ever have those days that you want to whip up a batch of homemade cookies but can’t decide what kind. Do you want good, old, reliable chocolate chip cookies? But what about a double chocolate chip cookie? Or you could really go for a delicious peanut butter cookie? Yep, me too. Good thing that I’m introducing you to the easy-to-make Soft Baked Peanut Butter Chocolate Swirl Cookies.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

These are two cookies in one. On one side, you get a delicious double chocolate chip cookie that melts in your mouth. On the other side is a moist peanut butter chocolate chip cookie that pairs with it perfectly. There is nothing better than the combination of peanut butter and chocolate, amIright? And this cookie exploits both flavors perfectly!

stacked swirl cookies in a cutting board

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar (I used dark)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup + 2 Tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 Tablespoons milk
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips (or semi-sweet or milk chocolate)
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar (I used dark)
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 3/4 cup peanut butter (I used chunky but creamy works too!)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 and 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips (or semi-sweet or milk chocolate)

PREPARATION:

Start by making the double chocolate cookie dough. Cream the butter and sugars together with a mixer (stand or hand) on medium speed until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg and vanilla until combined. Add in the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt. Slowly mix it all together until combined. Add the milk and mix until it is just combined. The dough will be sticky. Stir in the chocolate chips.

Make the peanut butter dough. Cream the butter and sugars together with a mixer (stand or hand) on medium speed until light and fluffy. Mix in the peanut butter, egg, and vanilla. Slowly mix in the baking soda and flour. Try not to overmix. Stir in the chocolate chips.

Chill both the chocolate and peanut butter dough for at least 1-2 hours. If you are in a hurry, throw it in the freezer for about 45 minutes to an hour. It’s important to chill the dough or the chocolate dough will be so sticky that it will prove to be nearly impossible to roll it into balls without it getting everywhere.

Preheat oven to 350F degrees. With a cookie scoop or spoon, scoop about a 1 – 1/2″ ball of peanut butter dough. Roll into an even ball. Take the same size scoop of chocolate cookie dough. Roll into a ball. Smoosh the two balls together and roll them into 1 large ball. Repeat for each cookie. The chocolate cookie dough will be sticky.

Bake the cookies for 11-12 minutes. The cookies will look very soft, puffy, and almost undone. Allow the cookies to cool on the cookie sheet and they will continue to “bake” and set up. As they cool, the cookies will firm up.

Makes about 30 cookies. We hoped you liked these Peanut Butter Chocolate Swirl Cookies.

Peanut Buttter Chocolate Swirl Cookies

Soft Baked Peanut Butter Chocolate Swirl Cookies

Hollie Schultz
Can't decide what type of cookie you'd like? Have both – chocolate AND peanut butter.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 30 cookies
Calories 248 kcal

Ingredients
  

Chocolate Cookie Dough

  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips

Peanut Butter Cookie Dough

  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips

Instructions
 

  • Start by making the double chocolate cookie dough. Cream the butter and sugars together with a mixer (stand or hand) on medium speed until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg and vanilla until combined. Add in the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt. Slowly mix it all together until combined. Add the milk and mix until it is just combined. The dough will be sticky. Stir in the chocolate chips.
  • Make the peanut butter dough. Cream the butter and sugars together with a mixer (stand or hand) on medium speed until light and fluffy. Mix in the peanut butter, egg, and vanilla. Slowly mix in the baking soda and flour. Try not to overmix. Stir in the chocolate chips.
  • Chill both the chocolate and peanut butter dough for at least 1-2 hours. If you are in a hurry, throw it in the freezer for about 45 minutes to an hour. It’s important to chill the dough or the chocolate dough will be so sticky that it will prove to be nearly impossible to roll it into balls without it getting everywhere.
  • Preheat oven to 350F degrees. With a cookie scoop or spoon, scoop about a 1 – 1/2″ ball of peanut butter dough. Roll into an even ball. Take the same size scoop of chocolate cookie dough. Roll into a ball. Smoosh the two balls together and roll them into 1 large ball. Repeat for each cookie. The chocolate cookie dough will be sticky.
  • Bake the cookies for 11-12 minutes. The cookies will look very soft, puffy, and almost undone. Allow the cookies to cool on the cookie sheet and they will continue to “bake” and set up. As they cool, the cookies will firm up.

Notes

It’s important to CHILL both the chocolate and peanut butter dough for at least 1-2 hours. This will allow the dough to be easier to roll.
Do not overbake the cookies. These should be taken out of the oven when soft and puffy.

Nutrition

Calories: 248kcalCarbohydrates: 28gProtein: 4gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 27mgSodium: 163mgPotassium: 172mgFiber: 2gSugar: 17gVitamin A: 208IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 54mgIron: 1mg
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Peanut Buttter Chocolate Swirl Cookies

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