Peanut Butter Chocolate Pinwheel Cookies

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A crisp peanut butter cookie with a swirl of chocolate inside.

I was going to make my dad mini chocolate cupcakes with chocolate fudge frosting, but at the last minute he changed his mind and wanted an old childhood favorite, peanut butter chocolate pinwheel cookies. My grandma used to make them for my dad when he was a kid, and they’re still his favorite to this day.

1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup peanut butter
1 1/4 cups flour
1 egg
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
6 oz chocolate chips

Cream sugars, shortening, and peanut butter. Add egg, flour, and dry ingredients.

Melt chocolate.

Roll out dough 1/4″ thick on waxed paper.

Spread melted chocolate over dough.

Roll dough up like a jellyroll. Refrigerate roll 15 minutes. Slice.

Bake at 375 degrees for 12 minutes.

Recipe from my Grandma Faye.


3 Responses to “Peanut Butter Chocolate Pinwheel Cookies”

    Millie on 1 March 30th, 2008 11:39 am

    Those look great! Have you tried using chunky peanut butter? Would it work as well?

    Barbara McKnight on 2 December 6th, 2008 8:33 pm

    These were always my favorite cookie. I have my mothers’ recipe and have only tried to make them once a long time ago. I made the biggest mess and found them so frustrating I never made them again. Her recipe calls for them to be chilled overnight. When I spread the choc. on the dough, the dough turned to mush. I finally got them rolled up and chilled, but when I cut them the choc. crumbled, and I had an even bigger mess. What;’s the secret? Maybe only chilling them the shorter time like your recipe? And also, how hot should the chip mixture be? I would appreciate your input. I’d love to try them again,

    Staci DeAmicis on 3 April 9th, 2010 6:51 pm

    @Barbara McKnight
    You might want to try with butter instead of shortening. I put in two sticks of butter that are soften and will put the dough in the fridge for at least 8 hours. I have a few that might fall apart, but for the most part have no issues.