Vintage Peanut Recipe: Peanut Whirls + Giveaway

In the peanut butter world, Ohio brings one thing to mind: Buckeyes. This tasty treat has a sweet peanut butter fudge-like base that’s enrobed in milk chocolate and pays homage to the state tree. I recently discovered an Ohio resident who has another delicious and classic vintage recipe for a peanut butter dessert: Peanut Whirls.

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The recipe Debbie’s family uses.


Debbie wrote, “This is a favorite old family recipe of my mine. We make these at Christmas time. If you Love Peanut Butter & Chocolate, these are the best!!! Easy to make too!” Debbie has an Esty shop where she sells dishtowels with unique and customized recipes. The peanut butter cookie towel was adorable and I haven’t made log-style cookies before so I gave it a try.

The process was pretty easy and I rolled my dough out on the thick side so the results were monster-sized cookies that are perfect for sharing with a friend or coworker over coffee. One extra tip is to spread the layer of melted chocolate as thin as you can to make the cookie dough easier to cut after it’s been refrigerated.

I could see making a batch of these cookies to give with the dishtowel and recipe card as a perfect housewarming or hostess gift. Enjoy this throwback recipe today!

Peanut Cookies and Towel

My try at the classic recipe (left) and the towel that inspired it all (right)!

Share your favorite family recipe with peanut butter with us by commenting here or on our Facebook page by 11:59pm EST on Dec. 26, 2014 and you’ll be entered to win the Peanut Whirls dishtowel from Debbie’s Etsy store: Shipping to contiguous US only. No PO boxes.  

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