Peanut Butter- Chocolate Swirl Cookies

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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 😉

Lori Lange of Recipe Girl

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  • Jennifer & Emma Ebeling wrote:

    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

    • Lori Lange wrote:

      So cute 🙂

  • Jordan wrote:

    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! 🙂

  • Jordan wrote:

    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.

    • Lori Lange wrote:

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

  • Alta wrote:

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

  • Avanika (Yumsilicious Bakes) wrote:

    OMG Lori, this is simply genius!

  • deeba wrote:

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

  • Stacey Snacks wrote:

    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.

  • Megan wrote:

    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 🙂

  • Jennifer wrote:

    The best of both worlds! Loving the swirl action!

  • Manggy wrote:

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

  • RecipeGirl’s Mom wrote:

    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

  • Stephanie Manley wrote:

    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!

  • Melissa wrote:

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

  • jillian wrote:

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

  • Katrina wrote:

    Holy cow, Lori! Really, perfect!

  • Jan (Family Bites) wrote:

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