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Chocolate-Swirled Peanut Butter Cookies

 Chocolate-Swirled Peanut Butter Cookies
Our kids most requested cookies are peanut butter and chocolate chip, so I came up with this recipe combining those favorite flavors. The two doughs swirled created a lovely pattern on the cookie. There's no need for additional decoration.—Lori Kesinger, Baker, Montana
78 ServingsPrep: 25 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • CHOCOLATE DOUGH:
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup baking cocoa
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream the peanut butter, butter and sugars until

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Chocolate-Swirled Peanut Butter Cookies (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • light and fluffy, about 4 minutes. Beat in egg. Combine the flour,
  • baking powder, baking soda and salt; gradually add to creamed
  • mixture and mix well.
  • For the chocolate dough, in another large bowl, cream butter and
  • sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Combine the
  • flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt; gradually add to
  • creamed mixture and mix well.
  • Divide each portion in half. Knead one peanut butter and one
  • chocolate portion together 5-10 times or until it just begins to
  • swirl. Shape into a 10-in. log. Wrap in plastic wrap. Repeat with
  • remaining dough. Refrigerate 3-4 hours or until firm.
  • Preheat oven to 350°. Unwrap and cut into 1/4-in. slices. Place 2
  • in. apart on lightly greased baking sheets. Bake 6-8 minutes or
  • until bottoms are lightly browned. Cool 2 minutes before removing
  • from pans to wire racks. Yield: about 6-1/2 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 cookie equals 73 calories, 4 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 12 mg cholesterol, 67 mg sodium, 9 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.