Chocolate Chip Pretzel Cookies

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These are one of the best cookies ever. One of my most requested cookies that I make. An abundance of sweet chocolate chips paired with the saltiness of the pretzels, a winning combination. What more is there to say about these cookies except, make them!

I thought about putting pretzels in a cookie one day after making a snack that combined pretzels and chocolate chips. That combo was a huge craving for me at the end of my last pregnancy. So I did a recipe search and came up with this recipe. It just worked.

 

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The only changes I make to this recipe are to occasionally use different combinations of chips. Sometimes I will use part chocolate and part white chocolate chips. Sometimes chocolate and peanut butter chips or all of them together. They are delicious with any combination.

A trick to cookies is to make sure you really beat the butter and sugar mixture well and then beat really well again when you add the eggs. It should be light and fluffy like below. The resulting cookies have a better texture.

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 The easiest way I have found to break the pretzels is by hand. It’s a pain but at least the pretzels aren’t broken to crumbs this way. You want decent size chunks of pretzels for these cookies.

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 Here is the recipe. Enjoy!

Chocolate Chip Pretzel Cookies
Yields 36
Cookies with a wonderful balance of sweet and salty
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Ingredients
  1. 3/4 cup butter, softened
  2. 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  3. 3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  4. 2 large eggs
  5. 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  6. 2 1/4 cups plus 2 Tbsp. all-purpose flour
  7. 1 teaspoon baking soda
  8. 3/4 teaspoon salt
  9. 1 1/2 (12-oz.) packages semisweet chocolate morsels (or combination of different chips)
  10. 2 cups coarsely crushed pretzel sticks
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Beat butter and sugars at medium speed with a stand mixer or with a hand mixer until very creamy (a few minutes).
  2. Add eggs and vanilla, beating until blended and fluffy.
  3. Combine flour, baking soda, and salt in a small bowl; gradually add to butter mixture, beating just until blended.
  4. Mix in morsels and pretzel sticks just until combined.
  5. Drop by tablespoonfuls onto parchment paper-lined baking sheets.
  6. Bake at 350° for 10 to 14 minutes or until desired degree of doneness. For soft chewy take them out when edges just start to brown and center not quite set
  7. Allow to cool on pans a few minutes. Remove to wire racks, and cool completely (about 15 minutes)
Adapted from My Recipes
Adapted from My Recipes
Amy Kay's Kitchen http://www.amykayskitchen.com/

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