Chocolate and Peanut Butter Swirl Cookies

So I am on week 10 of training for a half marathon. It’s funny because my mother in law was the one who said we should all train at the same time even if we couldn’t run it together (due to living in different states and such) but she injured her knee and hasn’t been able to run. I was however able to convince my husband that we would run it together and so he and I are sticking with it.

Last week we officially signed up for a half marathon that takes place near the end of July, which seems far away, but I have yet to run more than 7 miles so I tPeanut hink I will definitely be able to use the next 2 and a half months training time to get used to running 13.1 miles.

I’ve been running about 4 times a week, although I am supposed to be doing 5 a week right now, but its just hard. Its hard to take an hour almost every day and spend it running when there are other things I need to or want to be doing, like laundry, or sleeping, or cooking.

But, you know one great thing about running? On the days I run (depending how far) I probably burn any where from about 200 to about 500 calories. And if I burn 200 to 500 calories a day that means I can eat 200 to 500 calories extra on those days. I usually choose to eat my extra calories of desserts.

I have found a new favorite cookie that I want to eat every day, but especially feel okay about it on those extra calorie burn days.

How does a peanut butter cookie dough combined with a chocolate cookie dough, both with chocolate chips, of course, baked together to make chocolatey peanut buttery cookie goodness sound? It sounds like perfection to me. If that sounds perfect to you too, then then is the cookie recipe for you!

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Also, according to Nate, neither flavor is too strong or over powering in this recipe, but both flavors come together for the perfect combination. And the perfect cookie.


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Inspired by this recipe from Sally’s Baking Addiction.

Chocolate and Peanut Butter Swirl Cookies
 
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Serves: 42-48
Ingredients
For the Chocolate Cookie Dough:
  • ½ cup canola oil
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 TBS milk
  • 1¼ cup flour
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ cup cocoa powder
  • ¾ cup chocolate chips
For the Peanut Butter Cookie Dough:
  • ½ cup canola oil
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 TBS milk
  • ½ cup peanut butter
  • 1¼ cup flour
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¾ cup chocolate chips
Instructions
For the Chocolate Cookie Dough:
  1. Cream together oil and sugars.
  2. Add egg and milk and mix in.
  3. Add flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and cocoa powder and stir to combine.
  4. Stir in chocolate chips.
  5. Cover and refridgerate for 30 minutes.
For the Peanut Butter Cookie Dough:
  1. Cream together oil and sugars.
  2. Add in egg and milk and mix well.
  3. Stir in peanut butter.
  4. Add flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt and stir to combine.
  5. Stir in chocolate chips.
  6. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  7. Remove both doughs from fridge and take about ½ TBS of each dough. Squish them together and then roll them up into a ball.
  8. Place cookie balls in sprayed baking sheet and place in oven preheated to 350 degrees.
  9. Bake for about 8 to 10 minutes.

 

 

 

Enjoy with a glass of milk!

 


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If you like peanut butter and chocolate, you’ll like these other cookies too:

Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

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Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Peanut Butter Cookie Cups

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7 Comments

  1. I wish I could have liked these. I really do. But on top of being incredibly oily, they came out tasting so….blah. I mean, a half cup peanut butter and a half cup oil to 1.25 c flour? At least my hands were nice and moisturized by the time I was done rolling the oily cookies…..

    1. Sorry they didn’t turn out for you Audrey. :(

  2. Marisa · · Reply

    I’m making these right now, but the dough looks super liquidy (before refrigerating). Should they be this sticky?

    1. Sorry, Marisa your comment just came through! The dough is fairly sticky. You can try mixing in a little extra flour, but I’ve added only a couple tbs to 1/4 cup extra and it made my dough super crumbly. So I would just recommend rinsing your hands every few balls you make and spraying your hands with pam as you go! Good luck!

  3. Week 10 of training? You go girl! I have no idea you were training for the half. What a wonderful time. I love running in races. These cookies look wonderful! You did such a great job with them.

  4. These look absolutely divine!

  5. These look completely delicious!

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