I know. The name is a bit of a mouthful, but there is so much good stuff in these cookies that I felt like they all deserved a mention in the title. As I’ve mentioned numerous times before, I’m all over the combination of salty-sweet and anything with chocolate and pretzels is a recipe I have to try. I made these Peanut Butter, Pretzel, Chocolate Chip Cookies for the first time about two years ago, and I’ve made them, oh, 50 times or so since then.
These cookies combine basically all of my favorite things into one amazing cookie. The peanut butter cookie base is soft and chewy, the crushed pretzels add some salt and a tiny bit of crunchy texture, and the chocolate chips round it all out. I’ve sent these to friends in care packages, put them on holiday cookie platters, and brought them to work. They always disappear quickly and everyone seems to love this twist on a classic cookie.
- 1 cup flour
- ¾ cup finely crushed pretzels
- ¾ tsp. baking soda
- ¾ tsp. salt
- 1¼ cups brown sugar
- ¾ cup creamy peanut butter
- ½ cup butter, room temperature
- 2 tbl. milk
- 2 tsp. vanilla
- 1 egg
- ⅓ cup mini chocolate chips
- Chocolate disks, melted for dipping (optional)
- Heat the oven to 375 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Whisk the flour, crushed pretzels, baking soda, and salt together in a small bowl. Set aside.
- Combine the brown sugar, peanut butter, and butter in a mixing bowl. Beat on medium speed until smooth and fluffy. Add the milk, vanilla, and egg and mix until blended. Reduce the speed and gradually add the dry ingredients. Stir in the mini chocolate chips until just combined.
- Use a medium cookie scoop (about 2 tablespoons) to portion out the cookies. Flatten them slightly and place on the parchment lined cookie sheet. Bake for 7 to 8 minutes until they are just beginning to brown on the edges. Be careful not to over bake. Let them cook on a cookie sheet for a few minutes before transferring to a wire rack.
- If desired, dip the fully cooled cookies into melted chocolate. Allow the chocolate to set before serving.
Adapted from Brown Eyed Baker