Pretzel Chocolate Chip Cookies

While most people are thinking of healthy meals and exercising, I’ve been thinking of these cookies. I made these cookies a while ago and to take on a weekend trip with friends. They were a bit hit. They combine sweet and salty into every bit. The pretzel sticks in the chocolate chip cookies also give a nice little crunch.

I always use Ghirardelli bittersweet chips in my cookies because I love the size of the chips almost as much as the flavor. They’re a bit bigger but flatter than the standard Nestle chocolate chips. If you see the Ghirardelli chips in your supermarket, I definitely recommend trying them!

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Pretzel Chocolate Chip Cookies

Yield: ~5 dozen

Ingredients:

2 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon salt
12 tablespoons unsalted butter, slightly softened
1 cup packed dark brown sugar - I used light brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 cups coarsely crushed pretzel sticks
2 cups bittersweet chocolate chips

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda and salt.

In a large mixing bowl, beat together butter and sugars until creamy. Beat in eggs, one at a time, mixing until combined after each. Mix in vanilla. Gradually add dry ingredients into the butter mixture and beat just until incorporated. Add crushed pretzels and mix briefly to combine. Fold in chocolate chips.

Drop dough using a tablespoon cookie scoop onto parchment-lined baking sheets and flatten dough balls slightly. Place into the oven and bake cookies until they are lightly golden around the edges, about 9 to 13 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cookies cool for a couple minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.

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5 Responses to “Cannoli Cupcakes”

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    ~Bee — June 2, 2011 at 4:16 am

    Cannolis have to be one of my absolute favorite desserts… BOOKMARKING THIS! Yum!

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    Anonymous — September 30, 2012 at 3:36 am

    Love this idea…i felt they were kinda missing the crunch of the cannoli shell…so I used some broken up peices of storebought sugar ice cream cones as sone added garnish…perfect touch

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    Sarah — December 23, 2013 at 10:05 am

    Making these now for Christmas Day – they can be refrigerated that long if sealed, right?

    • beantownbaker — December 26th, 2013 @ 11:29 am

      Sorry for not replying sooner, I was offline for the holidays. The cupcakes can def be kept in the fridge for a couple days. Hope they turned out for you.

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    Michael — January 14, 2017 at 12:18 pm

    Tried the recipe, turned out way too loose to pipe Cheese was strained for 24 hours. Flavor was fine. Tried adding more powdered sugar to thicken it up. Didn’t work and eventually just tasted like sugar. Any suggestions?

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