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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7 Responses to “Pretzel Chocolate Chip Cookies”

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    Jenn @ BentoForKidlet — January 13, 2010 at 3:33 pm

    Those look amazing! Pretzels and chocolate are a delicious combo! Thanks for the recipe!

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    Vanessa — January 13, 2010 at 3:33 pm

    I love it! Everyone IS thinking about health and I can’t stop thinking about cake! ;)
    These look yummy!

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    stephchows — January 13, 2010 at 5:58 pm

    mmm I bet those add a nice crunch! sounds great!

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    Sunshine — January 14, 2010 at 1:57 pm

    Oh man oh man oh man! I love this combo! My local frozen custard place makes a sweet n’ salty combo just like it. Now I’m gonna have to make the cookies for when I can’t get my custard fix.

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    Mrs. Alex P — January 26, 2010 at 3:53 pm

    I made these last week after reading your post; they were awesome!

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    teresacooks — February 4, 2010 at 10:24 pm

    I just made these, and they’re So good! I posted about it at http://www.teresacooks.com
    I’ve got my eye on the cookie dough brownies next, I like your style!

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    Kristi — October 13, 2010 at 1:13 am

    I made these tonight, they taste really good. I didn’t follow your exact recipe. I only used about 1 1/4 c pretzels. I wish I had used more. My only issue is that the pretzels didn’t stay crispy. I really enjoy your blog.

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