Chocolate Chunk Peanut Butter Swirl Fudge Cookies

These Chocolate Chunk Peanut Butter Swirl Fudge Cookies will change your life. They truly live up to their name with their gooey chocolate and peanut butter deliciousness!

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Chocolate Chunk Peanut Butter Swirl Fudge Cookies

When I split this warm chocolate cookie open and saw the chocolate oozing out, I about fainted with excitement, lol! Swirls of peanut butter accompany giant chocolate chunks. This cookie will go down as one of my favorite recipes by a mile 🙂

Kind of reminds me of one of my favorite ice cream flavors I used to get when I was a little girl. Chocolate with peanut butter swirls at Thrifty. I actually still love it and I REALLY love it in this cookie 🙂

Take a peek and enjoy!

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How to Make These Fudgy Cookies

First, place 1 Cup of creamy peanut butter into the freezer for a good 1/2 hour. Next use a good quality bloc of chocolate and chop it up into large pieces like this. This particular chocolate is Sarris….which is incredible 🙂

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Cream your butter and sugars.

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Add your eggs and vanilla, mixing until well combined.

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Time to add the dry ingredients.

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…..and the cocoa powder.

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….add those chocolate chunks right into the cookie dough.

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Take your frozen peanut butter out of the freezer and place dollops into the dough. Turn mixer on for just a few turns of the paddle to ensure you get swirls into the dough.

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Mama mia!

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Double mama mia 🙂  Take a spoon to this, it’s incredible!

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Scoop them onto your favorite cookie baking sheet and pop them into oven at 350 for 10 to 15 minutes.

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Enjoy friends!

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Image of a Chocolate Chunk Peanut Butter Swirl Fudge Cookie

Chocolate Chunk Peanut Butter Swirl Fudge Cookies

These Chocolate Chunk Peanut Butter Swirl Fudge Cookies will change your life. They truly live up to their name with their gooey chocolate and peanut butter deliciousness!
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings: 36 cookies
Calories: 168kcal
Author: Jenny
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  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 2 sticks softened butter
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tbsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 2 cups chocolate chunks
  • 1 cup cocoa powder


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or a silpat liner.
  • Place peanut butter into the freezer until firm, about 30 minutes.
  • In a stand or electric mixer, beat butter and sugars until well combined. Add eggs and vanilla, beating until well combined.
  •  Place flour, baking soda, and salt into a large bowl. Add to wet ingredients along with cocoa powder, and chocolate chunks, slowly mixing until just combined.
  • Drop dollops of frozen peanut butter into dough and turn mixer on for just a few turns of the mixer to get swirls of peanut butter through the dough. With a medium cookie scoop, scoop dough onto prepared baking sheet, about 1 inch apart from each other.
  • Bake for 14 to 16 minutes, until cooked through. Let cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack. Serve with milk.


Calories: 168kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 107mg | Potassium: 152mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 18IU | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 1mg
Keywords: chocolate chunk cookies, easy peanut butter cookies, easy peanut butter cookies recipe, peanut butter chocolate chip cookies, peanut butter chocolate chip cookies recipe, peanut butter chocolate cookies


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95 Responses
  1. Aleli


    Would like to know if these cookies come out chew? If not, how do I make them extra chewy? Thank you!


  2. Kelli

    Hey Jenny! I just came across your website and all your delicious cookie recipes. I was just wondering if using margarine in place of butter would make any difference in how the cookies turn out? Keep rockin’ in the kitchen!

  3. Erin Campbell

    First batch in the oven now!! The peanut butter wasn’t quite frozen through but I think it will be ok. 🙂 So excited!!

  4. Will

    14-16 minutes is far too long – they burn in my oven at 350 after 12 minutes on the middle rack 🙁

  5. vinu

    This recipe looks amazing!!!! 🙂
    Could I just ask a silly question – how much is “2 sticks” of butter?? I live in Australia and I have a feeling our sticks of butter are significantly different to yours. Our butter sticks are 250g each. Could I please get the quantity of butter in grams or ounces?? Thanks 🙂

  6. Michelle | Creative Food

    Just made these and OMG. They are delicious! Made them peanut free and nut free bc my daughter is allergic, and we were super happy with these cookies! Everyone loved them!! 🙂

  7. Linda N.

    Has anyone else had any issues with this being a little too dry or thick tasting? I was wondering if maybe I should use a little less cocoa and a little less flour?? Still amazingly delicious with a cup of milk, but I think too dry to win my cookie contest.

    1. Kimberly

      I agree! And if I made them again, I would reduce the cocoa. Also the baking time at 14-16 seemed to dry them out. 12 was perfect with my oven.

  8. Debbie

    Just made these cookies. I love cookie doe so it the tast is anything like the cookie doe was OMG I am in trouble… My question is I like baking for the holidays. I was wondering if these cookies freeze well?

  9. Amanda

    I made these last night and wow they are so good! I’ll definitely be making them again soon. Thanks for the great recipe 🙂

  10. Meagan

    These look amazingly delicious! I’m not much of a baker but I’m going to try these out for my boyfriend, he’s one lucky guy! Thanks so much for the recipe 🙂

  11. Ikhlas Hussain

    What kind of chocolate is used in this recipe, semi-sweet, unsweetened or milk?

    Thanks in advance!

      1. Ikhlas Hussain

        Thanks! Also, do you use unsweetened cocoa powder? I’m not sure what other kind there is, but I just want to confirm!

        Thanks 🙂

  12. Kelli

    I’m going to make these tonight! So excited! Next time I think I’m going to slip some small marshmellows in there!! WWOOOHOOO! YUM!

  13. aneta

    Hello, I’m live in Poland,and I have quastion: in Poland weigh butter=200g, what is in USA? I’m planning on baking these incredible cookies 🙂

  14. Kristen

    I made these cookies and followed the recipe to a T. They were very flavorful but dry. They did not have a gooey center like shown and crumbled apart when you picked them up. Any thoughts?

    1. Jenny

      Hi Kristen, depending on where you live, you can definitely add a touch more butter to the cookies. Hope this helps!!

  15. Jessica

    I’m making this recipe for the 4th time now, they are SO good! We have a Cookie Exchange at our church in the morning…I’m sure these will be a hit! Thanks for a fabulous recipe!!!!

  16. Lauren @ hey, who cut the cheese?

    Good LAWD! These look delicious! I’d easily hoover through these if not supervised. And you’re right– Sarris chocolate is amazing =)

  17. jenjenk

    Jenny, how on earth did you even bake these off?? i would’ve been diving nose first into the cookie dough! 🙂

  18. Tommy

    Can i use vanilla flavor instead of vanilla extract? It’s really hard to find an extract here at my place.

  19. Michelle L.

    I just made a batch of these! I am not a baker at all, so I only had semi-sweet chocolate chips on hand … not the fancy stuff. Personally, I could not tell a difference. There was still gooey chocolate in the middle. I also added about 3/4 cup of Heath bits that I had in the pantry. As my 4-year-old nephew said, “These are gooder than brownies!”

  20. Dessert Darling

    Ohmygosh- your photos are GORGEOUS and make salivate!!
    Question: of all your incredible creations, which are your TOP 3??

  21. Kim

    OMG…I just made a batch…I could just stand there and eat the dough! Wow! Thanks for sharing! I will be back for more, for certain!

  22. Blanca

    I made these last night and they are AWESOME!! I had to package them up and distribute them to friends out of fear that I would eat them all. I’m surprised that I didn’t wake up in the middle of the night straight for more.

  23. Bee

    I feel like I gain ten pounds just LOOKING at all the wonderful goodies you post here!–but the satisfying kind of poundage, that comes from enjoying every single bite, haha. These look amazing!

  24. Maggie @ A Bitchin' Kitchen

    These look amaaaaazing. I think I’m drooling. This is approximately the 3rd choco/pb recipe I’ve seen while going through my google reader this morning…I think it’s a sign that I need to do some baking!

  25. Amy @ A Little Nosh

    I’ve always wondered how to get a nice swirl like that. Lovely recipe. I’ve pinned it!

  26. Jana @ delectably mine

    These look utterly amazing! I know what I’ll be baking next. Thanks for a delicious looking recipe.

  27. Ashley

    These look fantastic! Can’t wait to try them. I have one question though…is there really supposed to be 1 TABLESPOON of vanilla? Most of the other cookie recipes I use only call for 1 teaspoon of vanilla.

    1. Jenny

      Yes, 1 Tablespoon is correct. I always use 1 Tablespoon in my cookie recipes 🙂 Hope you enjoy!

  28. healthy&homemade

    SQUUUEEEE!!!!! I want these in my belly!! I don’t have good chocolate though =( Next time I need to bake cookies, these are at the top of my list!

  29. Robin @ Simply Southern Baking

    Goodness gracious! These look awesome! Wish I had some right now! Peanut butter & chocolate…yummy!!!

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