Chocolate and Chocolate Chip Swirl Cookies

I loved these chocolate and peanut butter swirl cookies so much that when I was asked to bring cookies to a blogger picnic in the park, I knew that I needed to make another type of “swirl cookies”. Because I loved the swirled light and dark look, as one of the girls at the blogger picnic called them ying yang cookies, I knew I needed to stick with the chocolate cookie dough, and some other light colored cookie, so I went with the classic chocolate chip cookie recipe.


This time I had butter, so I went back to Sally’s classic swirl cookie recipe that was my first cookies inspiration, but combined it with my previous made swirl cookie and created a chocolate chip cookie dough that matched. 


I have to say that the butter definitely gave the cookies a better flavor, however it made my cookies a little more flat than my previous cookies with oil. So, this recipe calls for butter, but like the first it can be made with canola oil as well, if you prefer thicker cookies, or just have oil at home and no butter.

004editedsmall And for this recipe I used the delicious King Arthur Flour. I’m usually one to go and get the cheapest flour, so I was excited to give King Arthur Flour a try and see if it was really any better. I can’t compare this exact recipe with King Arthur Flour to another recipe with generic brand flour, but I can tell you that these cookies were delicious.

King Arthur Flour all purpose flour call be used for anything you want to bake, cookies, cupcakes, pastries, bread and more. And they also offer whole wheat flour, bread flour (which I definitely want to try!), cake flour and even gluten free flour! Their flour is totally great quality and worth the extra cents to buy it. So check them out next time you’re at your local grocery store. (Here in Utah KAF can be found at Harmon’s, Day’s, Ridley’s, Walmart, Reams, and Smith’s)

Another great thing about KAF is that they have a whole slew of delicious recipes on their website. I have been following them on instagram for a little while now and every day I drool a little bit over their amazing looking food items! And one of the best things I learned about them is that you can call their baking hotline or live chat recipes with someone when you need advice on baking, talk about customer service!

*I received a coupon for one bag of King Arthur Flour as part of my participation in the April Showers Bring May Flours Giveaway that was earlier this month. I was not otherwise compensated. All opinions are my own.


Chocolate and Chocolate Chip Swirl Cookies
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For the Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough:
  • ½ cup butter (1 stick), softened
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1¼ cups King Arthur Flour
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¾ cup chocolate chips
For the Chocolate Cookie Dough:
  • ½ cup butter (1 stick), softened
  • ½ cup sugar ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 TBS milk
  • 1¼ cup King Arthur Flour
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ cup cocoa powder
  • ¾ cup chocolate chips
For the Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough:
  1. Cream together your butter and sugars in a large bowl.
  2. Add the egg and vanilla and mix in.
  3. Add the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt and stir to combine.
  4. Toss in the chocolate chips and mix them in too.
  5. Cover and refridgerate for 30 minutes.
For the Chocolate Cookie Dough:
  1. Cream together the butter and sugars in a large bowl
  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 refrigerate for 30 minutes.
For the Swirl Cookies:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Remove both cookie doughs from the fridge and take about ½ TBS of each dough, squish them together and roll them into a ball.
  3. Place the cookie balls on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  4. Bake cookies for 8 to 10 minutes.


Yield: 3.5-4 dozen cookies





  1. How did you get yours to look so PRETTY?? They’re really really delicious, regardless!

    1. Haha, thank you! Lots of practice with rolling them together in smooth balls, and then I added a couple extra chocolate chips to the tops for decoration! I’m glad you like them though!

  2. Stopping by from “Live Laugh Linky Thursday, love your recipe! =)

  3. I like how you used two separate cookie doughs to make this. I’ve enjoyed browsing your blog.


    A new fan visiting today from Totally Tasty Tuesdays.

  4. These look unbelievable! I bet you could even combine other kinds of dough too

    1. Yes, I have my pb and chocolate combo and my chocolate chip and chocolate combo and its my goal to try as many different combos as I can! I’m not sure what to try next though, so I’m open to suggestions ;)

  5. I love the look of these! And I bet they taste even better!!

    1. Thank you Catey! They taste even better than they look!

  6. They are stunning! I just saw them on FG and had to RACE right over! Pinned. So beautiful – and I bet so tasty! :)

    1. Thank you. Coming from someone with pictures as beautiful as yours that means a lot! Let me know if you try them out!

  7. Ooooh my heavens! My mouth is totally watering right now :) I will definitely be making these THIS week! Thank you for sharing!

    1. Thanks Courtney, let me know what you think when you try them out!

  8. Those look amazing! Almost too good to eat.

    1. Thanks Leanne! They are a little bit of perfection, but if you make them I don’t think you’ll be able to resist ;)

  9. swirl cookies are a favorite of mine. and these look AMAZING! you can never have too much chocolate right?! gorgeous cookies.

    1. Oh Sally, you have no idea how much that means to me coming from you – thank you! They are becoming my favorite as well!

  10. Sabrina · · Reply

    The dough for these cookies looks really oily before it bakes. We thought there were too many chocolate chips as written. I guess that is just preference. We reduced the chocolate chips quite a bit. The cookies did get eaten all up . Enjoy.

    1. Yeah, the dough is a little oily, but the cookies don’t bake oily at all so that’s good. I’m glad you were able to adjust the recipe a little to your family’s liking :)

  11. These cookies are so pretty! I really want to make some swirled ones now!

    1. Thank you Amber! I think swirl cookies are my new favorites!

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