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Peanut Butter Chocolate Swirl Cookies

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A beautifully blended cookie made with half peanut butter cookie dough, half chocolate dough, full of chocolate chips and swirled together. A match made in heaven.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Swirl Cookies. Half peanut butter, half chocolate, all delicious. {Persnickety Plates}

Peanut Butter Chocolate Swirl Cookies

I call these cookies my “We Are the 15 Percent” Cookies. Have you heard about that site? After Cheerios aired a commercial with a biracial couple, some (small minded, racist, intolerant) people were outraged and Cheerios had to turn off the comments on the ad because of all the backlash online. People disappoint me.

We Are the 15 Percent was created to showcase some of the couples that make up the statistic of 14.6% of new marriages in America are interracial (according to the 2008 census, so it’s probably even higher now).

I am the product of an interracial marriage. I am in an interracial marriage (see our submitted pic here). So maybe I’m biased, but I think race/color/flavor mixing is beautiful. Especially when it involves chocolate and peanut butter.

I give you delicious, biracial cookies.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Swirl Cookies. Half peanut butter, half chocolate, all delicious. {Persnickety Plates}

Peanut Butter Chocolate Swirl Cookies. Half peanut butter, half chocolate, all delicious. {Persnickety Plates}

Peanut Butter Chocolate Swirl Cookies

Melissa | Persnickety Plates
A perfect blend of peanut butter and chocolate cookie.
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Servings 2 dozen

Ingredients
  

  • For the chocolate cookie dough
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar I used dark
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup + 2 Tb unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 Tablespoons milk I used 2%
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips Ghirardelli for me
  • For the peanut butter cookie dough
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar again, I used dark
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking sode
  • 1 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips again, Ghirardelli

Instructions
 

  • To make the chocolate cookie dough
  • In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugars until light and fluffy.
  • Beat in the egg and vanilla and continue mixing until combined. Scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed.
  • In a separate medium bowl, add the flour, cocoa powder, and salt and mix.
  • Add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients, slowly. The dough will be thick.
  • Using a spoon, mix in the milk then fold in the chocolate chips.
  • To make the peanut butter cookie dough
  • In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugars until light and fluffy.
  • Beat in the peanut butter, then the egg, and then the vanilla (in that order). Scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed.
  • Mix in the baking soda and flour until just combined.
  • Fold in the chocolate chips.
  • Chill both doughs for at least 1-2 hours. I did mine overnight.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with a silicone baking mat and set aside.
  • Using a cookie scoop (it's best to use 2 cookie scoops - one for each dough), scoop one chocolate and one peanut butter. Roll each dough into balls them smush them together and roll into a large ball. I did 8 per pan since they're pretty large.
  • Bake the cookies for 11-12 minutes. The cookies will look soft and underdone, but they will continue to cook on the pan after you take them out.
  • After about 5 minutes, transfer the cookies to a wire rack to finish cooling.
  • Enjoy!

Notes

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Peanut Butter Chocolate Swirl Cookies. Half peanut butter, half chocolate, all delicious. {Persnickety Plates}

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  1. Ashley says

    I didn’t even hear about the Cheerios commercial, that is crazy! You look beautiful in your wedding photo btw 🙂

    These cookies look delicious. Can’t go wrong with chocolate and peanut butter in my book! And the Ghirardelli chocolate chips are an added bonus, mmmm!

  2. Jessica Pelasky says

    Oh my goodness!! These look amazing!! I need to try these ASAP! 🙂 Pinned!

  3. Lori Yates says

    “People disappoint me.” —-I agree. I’ll never understand why some people will continue to hate on families and people that really have no direct impact on their lives whatsoever. It’s sad, and makes zero sense.

    On a happier note, these cookies look amazing.

    On another happier note, I’m another metro Detroit-based food blogger, just stopping by to say hello 🙂 Check me out here:

    http://www.foxeslovelemons.com

    • Lori Yates says

      That’s me 🙂 Stalk away – I’ll stalk you right back. Creepy…

  4. jennie says

    What a fantastic photo!! And I LOVE your biracial cookies! Both for the social message and for the presumable deliciousness (as they look fantastic!).

  5. Janna Renee says

    These cookies are quite symbolic! They sound delish, and what a great comparison 😉

  6. TheTastyFork says

    I love these cookies. Chocolate & peanut butter is one the best combos ever. Give me some 15%! 🙂

  7. Macaroni and Cheesecake says

    These cookies look delicious! And I thought that commercial was great when I saw it. They should use interracial couples in more advertising.

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