Thursday, May 10, 2012

Milk Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzel Cookies

I struggle with cookies.

I bake them.  I eat twelve-ish with milk.  I feel ashamed.

Not really ashamed.

Mostly full and happy really.

Cookies are the reason I run a mile every morning.

These cookies in particular are totally worth the treadmill tradeoff.  Yes, they look like ordinary cookies but they taste incredible.  These ones are not to be missed.

In case you're wondering the pretzels stay crunchy and they are *delish* in cookies.  I don't really see any reason to ever make a normal chocolate chip cookie again.

Sub your favorite chocolate chip cookie base recipe if you wish, and just add the milk chocolate chip/pb chip/pretzel combo to the dough. It's the mix-ins that really make this cookie magical.

You can omit the sprinkle of salt on top if you don't have it, and they will still be delicious.  I doubled the recipe for you because, welp, you're gonna want that many.

Milk Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzel Cookies
Recipe from Sugar Cooking

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs (beaten)
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups milk chocolate chips
  • 1 cup peanut butter chips, heaping
  • 1 cup broken up pretzel pieces
  • Pretzel Salt or Sea Salt

In a medium bowl, sift together the flour, salt, and baking soda. Set aside.

In a larger bowl, beat the butter and sugars together on medium speed until light and fluffy (about 2-3 minutes). On low speed, slowly add the beaten eggs and vanilla extract. Beat to combine.

Add the flour mixture and beat just until flour disappears.

Stir in the chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, and pretzels.

Cover and refrigerate for an hour. (I totally skipped this step and my cookies were fine.)

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Scoop out  tablespoonfuls of dough and sprinkle with a few granules of pretzel salt. (Seriously, don't overdo it here.) Leave about 2 inches between each ball.

Bake for 10 minutes. Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes before removing.

Bask in the deliciousness.
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DANIELLE said...

as u recommend- i will take twelve-ish-nah make it 13!!!!!!!!!!!

Karen @ Sugartown Sweets said...

Yes! A bakers dozen..these look tasty! I just mixed up a batch of CCCs for my brother-in-law..maybe he won't notice that I ate a few spoonfuls of the cookie dough. ;o)

Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

I have been wanting to do this for ages. Yum! (And I usually eat 12 too.)

Joel and Becky said...

Oh man!! Those would probably be Joel's FAV! He loves to eat a handful of pretzels with a handful of chocolate chips or m&m's :) Yummy!

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