Baked Sunday Mornings: Peanut Butter Chocolate Whirligigs


I haven’t been around for a few recipes. I had toned down my kitchen activities because I realized that a full year of frantic baking adds about ten pounds of unwanted girth. However, I really love baking and (eating) baked goods so I *have* to exercise really regularly to counteract the less desirable effects.

I’m hoping to find some balance.


But, chocolate and peanut butter is NOT a combination I can resist and I have missed baking so I made this yummy cookies.

As fun as it is to say whirligig I do think there are better ways to enjoy chocolate ganache with peanut butter cookies. My dough was a bit crumbly and even though most of my whirligigs turned out fine, a few fell apart and needed minor surgery. The cookies themselves were a bit fragile and hard to eat as well.

I think next time I will either put the dough in mini muffin tins and put chocolate in the centers or make round cookies and dip half in chocolate.

Either way, the soft cookies with the chocolate swirls were a big hit with my family and they were more than happy to pick up the fallen pieces.

Go see how everyone else liked them!

Next up: Cinnamon Chocolate Souffles. Yum!!

****UPDATE: Ok, after the cookies cooled they were far more stable. More soft/less crumbly. And I still love, love, love the flavor. I still don’t know if I’ll make the effort to do the double chill/roll again, though.***

4 thoughts on “Baked Sunday Mornings: Peanut Butter Chocolate Whirligigs

  1. LOVE your idea of leaving out the swirl and then dipping the baked cookies in chocolate! The swirl make the whole recipe too time consuming, with all the extra time needed for chilling.

  2. Yummy indeed! I loved these cookies and am taking the second roll to work tomorrow.
    I know what you mean about balance. I had balance, but lost it last year (and gained). My balance means having to give away what I bake (and just have a taste). I hope to be going back to that ‘balance’ again.

  3. Yup, that whole “balance” thing is always a battle, which I am not winning right now! Looks like we’re all in it together though. I loved these cookies so much, though I didn’t necessarily expect to! Despite the steps of filling/rolling/slicing, I think the work was well worth it. Your dough rectangle was *perfect*! I couldn’t quite get mine to be the right shape, but it wasn’t a big deal. Nice job on these! 🙂

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