Peanut Butter Chocolate Swirl Cookies

Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Pinwheel Cookie

This peanut butter chocolate swirl cookie recipe is both fun for the kids to help with and delicious to eat. Using the rolling method creates a perfect swirl effect on these sweet treats. It’s a great alternative to simply adding in chocolate chips. Have your children help mix, roll out dough and spread the chocolate.

Ingredients

Cookie dough

• 1 cup room temperature butter
• 1 cup peanut butter (creamy)
• 1 cup white granulated sugar
• 1 cup packed brown sugar
• 2 eggs (large)
• 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
• 1 ½ teaspoons baking soda
• 1 teaspoon baking powder
• ½ teaspoon salt

Chocolate Spread

• 12 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips
• 14 ounces sweetened condensed milk
• 1 tablespoon shortening

Directions

  1. Using an electric mixer, cream butter, peanut butter, both sugars and eggs.
  2. In another bowl, whisk flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Blend into wet mixture completely.
  3. Separate the dough into two equal parts. Form into balls. Wrap with plastic wrap and place in refrigerator for one hour.
  4. Roll out one of the balls into an 11x15 inch rectangle on a thin floured towel. Roll gently because the dough will be soft.
  5. In a separate bowl, melt the chocolate chips, sweetened condensed milk and shortening in the microwave. Microwave for 30 second intervals, stirring in between until smooth.
  6. Place spoonfuls of the chocolate onto the rolled out dough. Use only half of the chocolate. Carefully spread over the dough’s surface. Children love this step.
  7. Use the towel to help you roll the rectangle of dough into a log shape. Wrap the log with plastic wrap, and put it in the freezer for 20 minutes. It can be left longer.
  8. Continue the same process with the second ball of dough and remaining chocolate while the first log is firming in the freezer. The chocolate can be re-melted in the microwave if it’s set up. You will have two logs in the freezer until ready to bake.
  9. You can bake the cookies on the same day you made the logs or wait until a future date. When you are ready to bake them, preheat the oven to 350°F.
  10. Remove firm cookie logs from your freezer. Slice into ¼ inch thick cookies.
  11. Place sliced cookies onto greased cookie sheets. Bake for 13 to 15 minutes. Cookies should no longer look or feel gooey.