Double Chocolate Chip Swirl Cookies

These irresistible double chocolate chip swirl cookies combine soft chocolate chip cookies and chocolate white chocolate cookies in one. They’re chewy, chocolatey, and baked to swirled perfection. You’ll never realize how simple these are to make!

double chocolate chip swirl cookies on a silpat baking mat

I was inspired to make today’s double chocolate chip swirl cookies because I love my peanut butter version. I wanted a swirled cookie that was all chocolate– this recipe is just like my peanut butter chocolate swirl cookies, but we use classic chocolate chip cookie recipes instead of a peanut butter dough.

Two Cookies in One

We’re combining two reader favorite cookie recipes into one to create today’s double chocolate chip swirl cookies:

  1. Rich and buttery soft chocolate chip cookies
  2. Indulgent chocolate white chocolate cookies (this dough is my inside out chocolate chip cookies recipe)

Best of Both Cookie Worlds:

  • No need to choose a favorite– classic chocolate chip cookies and chocolate white chocolate cookies in one
  • Melty chocolate chips and white chocolate chips
  • Super chewy and extra buttery
  • Each cookie has a beautiful, unique swirl
  • Soft-baked to perfection
  • Lots of chocolate in every bite!

double chocolate chip swirl cookies

How to Make Swirl Cookies

These swirl cookies might look a little complicated to make, but they couldn’t be easier. We’re simply making two cookie doughs, rolling them together, and baking. Let’s quickly review the steps so you understand the process before you begin:

  1. Make the chocolate white chocolate cookie dough.
  2. Make the chocolate chip cookie dough.
  3. Chill the cookie doughs. We’ll combine them next, so refrigerate them separately. I recommend chilling the dough for at least 3-4 hours for thicker cookies (as pictured).
  4. Roll each cookie dough into balls. Use about 1.5 Tablespoons of dough for each. Combine 1 chocolate white chocolate cookie dough ball with 1 chocolate chip cookie dough ball– roll these two together with your hands into 1 large cookie dough ball (about 3 Tablespoons of dough total).
  5. Bake. I always recommend baking cookies until the edges appear set. These should take at least 11-12 minutes.

double chocolate chip swirl cookie dough balls on a silpat baking mat

Chilling Cookie Dough is Imperative

Chilling the cookie dough is a must for this recipe. Why? It helps prevent spreading.

For these double chocolate chip swirl cookies, I recommend chilling the cookie dough for at least 3-4 hours. Chilling cookie dough helps prevent excess spreading. The colder the dough, the less the cookies will over-spread into greasy puddles. Chilling cookie dough not only ensures less spreading, but heightened flavor as well. All of the flavors in your cookie recipe will mingle with one another during the chill time. It’s glorious!

If you’re interested, here are my 10 Guaranteed Tips to Help Prevent Cookies from Spreading. 🙂

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double chocolate chip swirl cookies on a silpat baking mat

Double Chocolate Chip Swirl Cookies

  • Author: Sally
  • Prep Time: 3 hours, 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 12 minutes
  • Total Time: 4 hours
  • Yield: 32 cookies
  • Category: Cookies
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American


These irresistible double chocolate chip swirl cookies combine soft chocolate chip cookies and chocolate white chocolate cookies in one. Make sure you chill the cookie doughs as instructed. See recipe notes for freezing instructions.


Chocolate White Chocolate Cookie Dough

  • 1/2 cup (115g) unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
  • 1/2 cup (100g) granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup (100g) packed light or dark brown sugar
  • 1 large egg*
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup (125g) all-purpose flour (spoon & leveled)
  • 1/2 cup + 2 Tablespoons (51g) unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 Tablespoons (30ml) milk*
  • 1 cup + 2 Tablespoons (202g) white chocolate chips

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

  • 3/4 cup (170g) unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
  • 3/4 cup (150g) light or dark brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup (50g) granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg*
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 2 cups (250g) all-purpose flour (spoon & leveled)
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch (aka cornflour)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup + 2 Tablespoons (202g) semi-sweet chocolate chips


  1. Make the chocolate cookie dough: Cream the butter and sugars together with a hand or stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment on medium speed until light and fluffy. Scrape down the sides and bottom as needed. Beat in the egg and vanilla on high speed until combined, scraping down the sides as needed. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt. Slowly mix it into the wet ingredients on low speed. The dough will be thick. Again on low speed, mix in the milk until combined. The dough will be sticky. Fold in 1 cup of white chocolate chips.
  2. Make the chocolate chip cookie dough: Cream the butter and sugars together with a hand or stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment on medium speed until light and fluffy. Scrape down the sides and bottom as needed. Beat in the egg and vanilla on high speed until combined, scraping down the sides as needed. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, cornstarch, baking soda, and salt. Slowly mix it into the wet ingredients on low speed. The dough will be thick. Fold in 1 cup of chocolate chips.
  3. Cover both cookie doughs with aluminum foil and chill for at least 3-4 hours or up to 3 days. Chilling is imperative; the cookies will spread into flat puddles if the cookie doughs are not chilled.
  4. Preheat oven to 350°F (177°C). Line cookie sheet with silicone baking mat or parchment paper. Measure 1.5 Tablespoons of chocolate cookie dough. Roll into a ball. Take 1.5 Tablespoons of chocolate chip cookie dough. Roll into a ball. Press the two balls together between your hands and roll them into 1 large ball. Repeat rolling for each cookie. The chocolate cookie dough is particularly sticky and will stick to your hands, so wash/wipe them after you roll each cookie. It’s important the chocolate cookie dough is chilled or else it will be even more messy.
  5. Bake the cookies for 11-12 minutes. The cookies will look very soft, puffy, and almost undone. Remove from the oven. With the remaining white chocolate and semi-sweet chocolate chips you have leftover, press a few into each cookie. (This is just for looks and not required.) Cool cookies for 10 minutes on the baking sheets before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
  6. Cover leftover cookies tightly and store at room temperature for up to 1 week.


  1. Make Ahead & Freezing Instructions: You can make the cookie doughs and chill them in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Baked cookies freeze well for up to 3 months. Unbaked cookie dough balls freeze well for up to 3 months. Bake frozen cookie dough balls for an extra minute, no need to thaw. Click here for my tips and tricks on freezing cookie dough.
  2. Eggs: Room temperature egg is preferred for both cookie doughs for easy mixing. Good rule of thumb – when using room temperature butter, always use room temperature egg(s) unless otherwise specified.
  3. Milk: Any dairy or nondairy milk works.
  4. The chocolate cookies are my inside-out chocolate chip cookies and the chocolate chip cookies are my soft chocolate chip cookies. My chewy chocolate chip cookies would work as well!
  5. Be sure to check out my top 5 cookie baking tips AND these are my 10 must-have cookie baking tools.

Keywords: double chocolate chip swirl cookies, chocolate chip swirl cookies

If you love swirled cookies, bake my peanut butter chocolate swirl cookies next! ↓ ↓

peanut butter chocolate swirl cookies


  1. Caitlin @ teaspoon says:

    the wedges are a must!! so cute. happy bridal shower weekend! i made chocolate chip cookies this week and went to town on the dough. but i’ll save this recipe for a later date when im not disgusted with my self 🙂

    1. Hahahaha I know ALL too well what “going overboard” on cookie dough is like. This recipe in particular requires a ton of self control!

  2. Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness says:

    1. YES to the wedges! SO cute!
    2. These cookies…self control totally out the window.
    And, I am totally ok with that. I had no idea that swirl cookies were SO easy, as they look like they would be super tough!
    Pinning and happy bridal shower weekend! I remember mine, so fun! 🙂

    1. Thanks Taylor, I’m so exited for the wedding festivities. 🙂 I bet yours were wonderful. Have a great weekend!

  3. Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice says:

    Definitely go with the wedges! 🙂 What an amazing cookie, Sally! I love the half n half look, especially since these are chocolate chip cookies! Pinned!

  4. These look amazing! Sally I was wondering why you haven’t been including grams in your recipes recently? Please put them back in!

    1. Hi Leila, I hadn’t had the chance to add the grams to this scheduled post yet – just added now.

      1. Thank you that’s great! I’ll be making these this weekend

  5. Tom @ Raise Your Garden says:

    Wow I’m going to be pinning these Pics! I know what you’re thinking, you’re a guy you’re not supposed to Pin! But I can’t help it, please just don’t tell my wife. Give me a cup of milk and two from each plate and I’m a happy man.

  6. Marie @ Little Kitchie says:

    um, LOVE these. Have so much fun at your bridal shower this weekend!!

  7. Jasmine @ A cupcake for my thoughts says:

    Definitely the gold wedges- so cute!! Ok, I’m definitely making these as soon as I get back from vacation, they look amazing!! Best of both worlds for a cookie lover like me!! Have fun at your bridal shower 🙂

    1. Thanks for your opinion on the shoes Jasmine! I think I will go with the hold. Have a great vacation and let me know when you try these!

  8. Averie @ Averie Cooks says:

    I have a recipe for two-tone cookies as I call them and as you said, laughably simple. Slap the dough together, and bake. And for me, if I can make use of some dough from my freezer that I already have a stash of, even better 🙂 These look so eye-catching, Sally!

  9. I was in Target yesterday. I went in to buy my son a water bottle. I came out with that, plus socks, plus tons of chocolate, plus a couple of shirts. And that was me exercising self-control!
    I love the PB two-tones, so very excited to try these too! They’re also just so pretty.
    Have fun at your shower!

    1. HOW does it happen in Target – seriously? There must be something in the air… “add me to your cart” all the merchandise is so tempting. 🙂

  10. Thanks Colleen! I appreciate it. Have a great weekend!

  11. Enjoy your bridal shower! 🙂 I hope you have a great time. These cookies are so cute…I was brought up calling everything chocolate/white chocolate “tuxedo”…so I think my mom would call these swirled tuxedo cookies or something 😉 Moms are great, haha.

    1. Love the name swirled tuxedo cookies, Caley!

  12. Medha @ Whisk & Shout says:

    These swirl cookies are so pretty! They definitely remind me of yin yangs. To say goodbye to my self-control it would have to exist haha and it most certainly doesn’t 🙂 Have fun at your shower, those shoes are sooo cute! 🙂

  13. Bri | Bites of Bri says:

    Sally, love the gold wedges. I always love gold with white dresses, pants, etc. And that target buzzfeed…that was me yesterday. Control out the window! Have a good weekend and have fun at your shower. I can’t believe how close you are getting to the big day!

    1. Thank you so much Bri! No self control with these cookies or with Target lol. Have a great weekend too!

  14. They look absolutely to die for must try these. Have fun at your shower.

  15. Wow!!! These cookies look absolutely fabulous. I think they are a MUST MAKE ASAP!!!! I love that they have just enough chocolate and just enough not quite chocolate!

    Also, I agree with everyone- gold wedges for the win!

    Also sharing with you in “Target shame…” lol!

    1. Thanks so much Lina!

  16. I feel like you are the best kept secret of the baking world. I have been following you for a long time, not since the beginning but pretty dang close. None of my friends have heard of you and I kept using your recipes at our monthly potluck get-togethers. About six months ago I let the cat out of the bag as to where I was getting all these new recipes and I swear at every month’s get together since at least two of us have both brought the same dish, both a recent recipe on your blog. Last month three of us brought the same thing! We decided this month to coordinate beforehand and now we are laughing over who gets to bring what off of your blog. We love you and your recipes! Keep them coming!

    1. PS – I won out on the shrimp for this weekend. I knew it as soon as I saw it I was gunning for that one!

    2. Kerrie, this is hysterical! I love that you and your friends sometimes bake my same recipes for the pot lucks. Thank you so so so much for the sweet comment (made my morning) and for sharing my blog with your friends. It means a ton to me. Thank you for saying hi – and let me know all the recipes you make as you make them. 🙂

  17. Hmmmm…difficult to say, both shoes are very cute…but I think I like the white white shoes you posted a little more 😉

  18. These look divine! And the gold wedges are so pretty. I absolutely love them. Were did you get them? Have fun at your bridal shower!

    1. thank you! I got them from DSW.

  19. I’m trying to lose the last bit of baby weight. did. not. see. that. did. not. see. that.
    did. not. see. that.
    wedges are rockin. i’d break my leg still. but hey…work it girl.

    1. Haha! You’re hysterical Faith. And yes, just don’t visit this recipe again for awhile. These cookies are dangerous!

  20. THOSE SHOES!!! I LOVE the swirly design on the front. REALLY cute! And please tell me you were buying the cotton candy or bubblegum scented candles! I saw them and had to practically pry myself away from the counter. I wonder how they smell when they’re lit?

    Have a great weekend, Sally!!

    1. I obviously already have the bubble gum candle. I bought it just because I loved the polka dot tin it’s in, not really the scent lol

  21. I hope you have a wonderful time at your shower-congratulations!

  22. Kayle (The Cooking Actress) says:

    Oooooh these cookies look so chewy and gooey and delicious!

    and YAYYY for your bridal shower!!!! Those wedges look great! And I just had that Target experience this week! I was searching for a gardening stake and next thing I knew I was trying on bathing suits and lusting over the dresses and shoes!

    1. Story of my life, Kayle. Love target bathing suits!

  23. Oh my god I’m getting excited just looking at then. They look so fudgy and perfect. So. Many. Recipes. To. Make… But I have to add this one to the list too 🙂

  24. Faith @ Pixie Dust Kitchen says:

    I seriously have to consciously avoid Target on payday- that buzzfeed post describes me to a T! (It doesn’t help that we just moved down the street from a Target.) These look fantastic- you’re right, my new addiction!

    1. Ohhhh Faith, living that close to a Target would be insanely dangerous! You are strong, girl.

  25. Your recipes are amazing!!! I am addicted because I have a huge sweet tooth. Your blog is awesome! 🙂
    The gold shoes are beautiful- definitely go with those! Where did you get them? I want a pair!!

    Savor and enjoy your wedding shower weekend! 🙂

    1. I got them from DSW. Thanks Elisabeth!

  26. Style Bits & Bobs of M.E. says:

    My mother would love these!

  27. cute shoes!….. and sooo… agree with you about target My Mom and I
    love going to that store, that list is so perfect, all this talk about target making
    want to go!! HAHA!! lol.

  28. These look so delicious! What a fun way to eat two cookies at once!

  29. I love those wedges, Sally — they’re gorgeous! I love the contrast in colors with these cookies, the swirls are so pretty. Hope you have a wonderful bridal shower!

  30. Beth @ bethcakes says:

    The best of both worlds is right! I have got to try rolling two different cookie doughs together. It looks so cool! Have fun at your bridal shower! I love both of the shoes you posted on instagram. I’m sure whichever you pick will look wonderful. 🙂

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