Peanut Butter- Chocolate Swirl Cookies

My Mom used to make these delicious little bake & slice rolled chocolate-swirl cookies when I was growing up.  I’m sure she got the recipe out of some sort of 70′s cheesy checkout-aisle mini magazine but it’s really a genius, wonderful recipe.   Mom still makes them once a year during the holidays, hauling them on the airplane to bring to my house.  I adore them & will eat far too many in one sitting.  I recently took Mom’s recipe modified it a bit to make a peanut butter & chocolate cookie.  Danger!! these are yummy:  Peanut Butter- Chocolate Swirl Cookies.

The best strategy for making these cookies is to roll the dough out on a floured towel.  The dough is rather delicate, and the towel will help you to manipulate it in a way where it can be well-taken care of.

When you melt chocolate chips with sweetened condensed milk, something magical happens- it’s gooey and yummy.  This is what you spread onto the dough.

This is where the floured towel comes in handy.  Use it to help in gently rolling the peanut butter/chocolate rectangle into a log.




It’s safe to say that I love these almost as much as Mom’s original recipe.  The peanut butter/chocolate combo is a big pull for me.  You really can’t go wrong when you combine the two, can you?  They bake up perfectly- not too soft and not too crisp- and the peanut butter cookie is a nice complement to that wonderful chocolate swirl.

To be fair, I should tell you to try Mom’s recipe first:  Bake & Slice Chocolate Swirls
And then try mine:  Peanut Butter-Chocolate Swirl Cookies.

Come back & tell me which you like better ;)

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60 Responses to “Peanut Butter- Chocolate Swirl Cookies”

  1. 1

    MaryMoh — February 18, 2010 @ 1:29 AM

    Awesome cookies. Beautiful combo. Great with a cup of hot coffee….mmmm

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    VeggieGirl — February 18, 2010 @ 4:17 AM

    Mmmmm :)

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    Julie — February 18, 2010 @ 4:24 AM

    These look delicious! Can’t wait to make them

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    Amanda — February 18, 2010 @ 4:44 AM

    These look amazing Lori, I can’t wait to try them!!

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    Liz Brooks — February 18, 2010 @ 5:17 AM

    Yum for breakfast!

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    Judy — February 18, 2010 @ 5:21 AM

    Yummy! BTW – what program do you use to add the words to your photos?

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    bellini valli — February 18, 2010 @ 5:46 AM

    Yes…I would definitely give these a go!!

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    Lydia — February 18, 2010 @ 5:47 AM

    These look and sound amazing! Makes me want to make them immediately, which I can’t.

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    Lori Lange — February 18, 2010 @ 5:47 AM

    Judy- currently, I use Picnik.

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    marla {family fresh — February 18, 2010 @ 5:53 AM

    Probably a good thing you said “danger” here….these look waaayyyy to yummy. Especially straight out of the oven :)

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    megan — February 18, 2010 @ 6:05 AM

    yum! these look delicious. I can’t wait to try them. there’s so many cookie recipes I want to try, I don’t know where to start! :)

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    Noelle — February 18, 2010 @ 6:10 AM

    These look amazing!Delicious!

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    cookiepie — February 18, 2010 @ 6:32 AM

    Soooo delicious! Could you do jelly instead of chocolate, for PB&J swirls? Not that chocolate isn’t AMAZING!!

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    Margaret — February 18, 2010 @ 6:35 AM

    Chocolate AND PB. How can you possibly go wrong with that. UUUMMMM!!!!!!

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    food librarian — February 18, 2010 @ 6:40 AM

    Wow! These look perfect Lori!!! – mary

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    Jessica — February 18, 2010 @ 7:04 AM

    YUM! I wish I had a couple of those (either version) to enjoy with my coffee this morning.

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    Sarah, MaisonCupcake — February 18, 2010 @ 7:25 AM

    Oh these look wonderful. I am having a real peanut butter moment right now – which is bit of a problem whilst doing 10 in 10!!

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    Josie — February 18, 2010 @ 8:14 AM

    I so need to make this and also need to find someone to give the majority of them to! They look divine, but I think they’d be dangerous to have in my house :)

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    Estela @ Weekly Bite — February 18, 2010 @ 8:40 AM

    These looks incredible! PB & chocolate is my favorite combo!

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    Sarah — February 18, 2010 @ 9:53 AM

    Mmm. I love swirled anything. PB and chocolate are a heavenly combination. PS – when I made a similar cookie, I discovered a trick: if you roll the dough just a 1/4 turn or so after every cut you don’t squish your dough as much. (Not that yours are bad… I like the oval look too)

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    The Double Dipped Life — February 18, 2010 @ 11:05 AM

    Love PB and chocolate together!

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    Maria — February 18, 2010 @ 12:34 PM

    I will have to make these when Josh is out of town-he’s allergic to PB. More for me..ha!

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    Teresa — February 18, 2010 @ 1:05 PM

    these cookies looks DELICIOUS but the floured towel thing is new to me. what kind of towel and how much flour? or do you think wax paper would work instead?

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    M. — February 18, 2010 @ 1:22 PM

    OMG!!! so gorgeous and tasty looking!!!

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    snooky doodle — February 18, 2010 @ 1:41 PM

    oh wow. simply divine. Am making this today ! :)

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    Michelle — February 18, 2010 @ 1:53 PM

    Oh, how yummy. Excellent idea!

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    Paula — February 18, 2010 @ 2:33 PM

    Oh yeah! Chocolate and peanut butter rolled into one awesome looking cookie!! YUM

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    Lori Lange — February 18, 2010 @ 3:01 PM

    Teresa, I don’t usually roll cookies out on a towel either, but it’s the way my Mom always did these cookies so it’s what I’m sticking with because it works! Just a very thin white towel or flour sack will work fine. You can try wax paper too but I’ve never used it so I’m not positive it will work as well.

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    Barbara — February 18, 2010 @ 4:23 PM

    Wow. Those look dark and delicious! I’ve always loved rolled cookies; so much fun to make and you can interchange all sorts of things. I roll out my cookies on silpat. And pie crusts and just about everything.

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    Barbara Bakes — February 18, 2010 @ 4:23 PM

    These look absolutely fantastic. I love the combination of peanut butter and chocolate.

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    Cathy - wheresmydamnanswer — February 18, 2010 @ 4:29 PM

    Brilliant! WOW incredible looking!

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    carrian — February 18, 2010 @ 5:00 PM

    That looks delicious!!

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    Cheryl — February 18, 2010 @ 5:50 PM

    Thank goodness for your mom, her 70s mag, and those cookies!

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    Jen Schall — February 18, 2010 @ 6:03 PM

    Your cookies look amazing! The best part is that you can freeze the dough and just bake a few cookies at a time (which I would have to FORCE myself to do to avoid eating the entire batch in one sitting)!

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    Laura — February 18, 2010 @ 6:35 PM

    These look FANTASTIC!

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    Girl Japan — February 18, 2010 @ 6:37 PM

    I LOVE your swirl cookies, just adore them.. but I’m counting calories still.. so I will have to live through you vicariously.

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    Louise — February 18, 2010 @ 7:37 PM

    GREAT tip on the floured towel. I will have to remember that next time. I made vanilla & chocolate pinwheel cookies the other day and I had the darndest time rolling them up. Peanut Butter and Chocolate Swirls are sounding mighty good about now. Yours look GREAT!!! Thanks for sharing…

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    Kitchen Monki Dan — February 18, 2010 @ 7:50 PM

    I always wondered as a kid, how swirl cookies were made. now i know! how fun :)

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    LilSis — February 18, 2010 @ 9:21 PM

    Oh my! I don’t think that I should try these until I reach my weight loss goal! I’d eat the entire batch! I’m a sucker for anything with peanut butter!

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    Diane — February 19, 2010 @ 1:19 AM

    They look so good, I think I can almost smell the goodness coming from my computer :)

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    patsy — February 19, 2010 @ 9:26 AM

    My kind of cookie! I will be marking this one to try next time I am craving chocolate & peanut butter… YUM!

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    Mason — February 19, 2010 @ 10:18 AM

    What a beautiful cookie. The process of rolling them remind me of the process to make jelly roll cakes.

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    Jan (Family Bites) — February 19, 2010 @ 2:19 PM

    I love the idea of combining melted chocolate with sweetened condensed milk…yum!

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    Katrina — February 19, 2010 @ 8:19 PM

    Holy cow, Lori! Really, perfect!

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    jillian — February 20, 2010 @ 5:27 AM

    My husband is on a peanut butter kick and I will HAVE to give these a try. They look beautiful!

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    Melissa — February 20, 2010 @ 7:11 AM

    Great looking cookies!! I read on Hallie’s blog that you are in San Diego…so am I! :)

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    Stephanie Manley — February 20, 2010 @ 8:10 AM

    I love recipes like this. I think some of the best recipe ideas come from those super market magazines that they tempt us with at the store. These are so coming with me to one of my next events where I know people love peanut butter!

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    RecipeGirl's Mom — February 20, 2010 @ 8:27 PM

    Pretty clever the way you created this beautiful new recipe from our family favorite. It does look yummy but I’ll have to be convinced it surpasses my Bake and slice Chocolate swirls! Love

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    Manggy — February 21, 2010 @ 7:44 AM

    I thought the warning would go “danger! These will jeopardize your 10 in 10 plans.” Hehe. Well, they look so good they probably might!! :)

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    Jennifer — February 21, 2010 @ 12:57 PM

    The best of both worlds! Loving the swirl action!

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    Megan — February 22, 2010 @ 4:43 PM

    I loved looking through the photos and reading this post-this sounds like such a fun cookie to make! Not to mention that I’m pretty sure I could just eat that chocolate mixture by the spoonful :)

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    Stacey Snacks — February 23, 2010 @ 6:51 PM

    RG,
    I LOVE peanut butter and chocolate, and though I don’t bake cookies often, I am bookmarking this one! Delicious!
    PS, that pork w/ the capers and olives is a nice combo too.

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    deeba — February 24, 2010 @ 4:59 PM

    They are calling my name. Love the tutorial! Just brilliant!

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    Avanika (Yumsilicious Bakes) — February 26, 2010 @ 6:34 AM

    OMG Lori, this is simply genius!

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    Alta — May 29, 2010 @ 6:50 PM

    WOW, my favorite flavors in one swirly cookie. Gorgeous.

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    Jordan — April 18, 2012 @ 6:04 PM

    I’m thinking of making these but substituting nutella for the chocolate spread. My worry is that the nutella may dry out and crack when baking. Has anyone here tried baking with nutella? Any input is appreciated.

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    Lori Lange — April 19, 2012 @ 4:29 PM

    I’m thinking that it might be okay. The flavor of the Nutella will be taken over by the PB flavor though.

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    Jordan — April 20, 2012 @ 2:49 PM

    Ok, I’ll give it a shot then. Ya I was figuring compared to the peanut flavor the hazelnut would be a lot more of a subtle addition. Thanks though! :)

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    Jennifer & Emma Ebeling — May 30, 2013 @ 2:55 PM

    Hey Lori -

    Emma just made these and they are to die for! She walked away from the dough briefly… (I was alone with it for about 3 minutes. OMG!) Anyway, they turned out fantabulous! We’ve been working on another cookbook – trying recipe and recipe – and having flop after flop.

    I said – get that Recipe Girl cookbook! Emma picked these. We saw how excellent they were doing in the oven and how pretty they are to boot. And, Emma said, (I’m not joking here) “That’s why we love that Lori Lange!”

    It’s true.

    Jennifer & Emma

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    Lori Lange — May 31, 2013 @ 2:05 PM

    So cute :)